Packaging Development Engineer
Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Posted on: April 9, 2021
Job Location:: Joplin, MO - Joplin, MO Summary Red Collar Pet
Foods is looking for a Packaging Development Engineer to join our
exciting new pet food business at our headquarters in Franklin, TN.
Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We
believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and
balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to
quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which
makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.
Purpose of Role This position requires a highly engaged individual
to provide packaging technical and administrative leadership to the
Sales and Development team. The position is responsible for leading
and executing packaging-related projects for the Red Collar Pet.
The position is responsible for overseeing conceptual design and
development activities, planning and conducting package development
and testing and determining equipment and prototype requirements
for packaging development projects. Significant collaboration is
expected with associates in the Process Development, Product
Development, and Engineering, Quality Services, Marketing, Sales
and procurement functions. The position is expected to be a
technical leader capable of providing mentoring and technical
guidance to the packaging and process development community.
Principal Accountabilities Deliver scalable packaging innovation
collaboratively developed with key peer groups, including Packaging
suppliers Identify and evaluate innovative packaging and processing
options based on product attribute requirements including technical
and economic feasibility Provide technical support to Product
Development, Quality, and manufacturing on new or existing
manufacturing processes Collaborate with Technical Engineering on
relevant projects Translate new technology ideas into visual,
physical models and working prototypes Identify key enabling
technologies supporting the Red Collar Pet sites Collaborate with
suppliers to find design improvements and cost savings Manage
scale-up risk and introduction of technology into supply chain
Provide capital budget input for packaging activities Develop,
recommend and lead best practices for knowledge management Key
Functional Skills/Knowledge Consistently meets or exceeds the
standards and expectations of internal and external customers and
consumers. Creative, value-added thinking with a broad working
knowledge of food science and industry best practices, packaging
science, consumer needs/trends and potential relevant technologies.
Demonstrated knowledge of process and packaging science, packaging
engineering and machine design. Proven leadership with or without
positions of authority. Dealing with Ambiguity Conflict Management
Integrity and Trust Motivating Others Self-Development Planning
Creativity Knowledge Sharing Qualifications Red Collar Pet Foods,
Inc. Minimum Qualifications: 3+ years of work experience in
Packaging or Engineering Development. The knowledge, skills, and
abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's
degree program in a related field, or equivalent work experience.
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time. Highly proficient in
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Preferred Qualifications: 7+ years of work experience in Packaging
or Engineering. Bachelor's degree in Packaging Science or
Engineering. Multi-site working experience. Proven creative,
value-added, results producer. Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal
opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an
accommodation during the application process because of a
disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to
provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a
result of such a request. Job Type: Full-time PI133307219
Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Packaging Development Engineer, Engineering , Joplin, Missouri
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