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Senior Packaging Engineer

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Packaging Engineer to join our R&D team in Omaha, Nebraska!As a Senior Packaging Engineer, reporting to the Packaging Manager, you will lead new product development, quality improvement, and cost savings initiatives for Conagra's packaging portfolio. With a focus on sustainability, you will work on many different packaging formats. You will support and lead packaging-driven projects and new start-ups/capacity expansion for specific plants. You will support trials and/or start-ups and perform hands-on package testing & prototyping in our state-of-the-art labs and pilot plants. Each engineer owns their space/brands while working with our internal and external partners.Conagra's R&D facilities in Omaha are state-of-the-art, including dedicated packaging spaces for ideation, design, and prototyping. Engineers have the ability perform in-house package testing and physical prototyping to bring new innovations to life using our top-of-the-line equipment within our labs and other spaces.Position ResponsibilitiesLead technical delivery of base business projects independently while simultaneously supporting high complexity technical projects.Develop ideas for savings, innovation, and quality improvements that are relevant to the business.Collaborate with business, and technical peers on assigned brand(s), as well as external partners and resources.Independently plan, execute, and analyze plant/pilot plant/lab trials.Present results of technical report to leadership team, both written and oral.Review and develop technical specifications.Utilized as a subject matter expert in selected packaging technology platforms.Establish working relationship with suppliers.Maintain understanding and application of experimental design, performance specs, and CQV design.Maintain a working knowledge of the packaging principles and operating systems for the assigned business.Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.Lead brainstorming and information gathering for resource planning process.Mentor to associate engineers.Gain familiarity with fiscal and strategic plans of team.Position QualificationsBachelors in Packaging, Engineering, or related field.5+ years work experience within a corporate package engineering function preferably within CPG/Food industry working with cross-functional teams.Experience with packaging materials capabilities and equipment.Understanding of government regulatory requirements in the processing of food.Experience with food science and how food affects packaging.Experience with food safety, sanitary design, and equipment cleaning.Experience with physical and structure package testing procedures.Financial understanding to improve profitability.Physical RequirementsExposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended workdays to include loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions and exposure to allergens.Travel can be up to 40% of the time based on projects but may be less.Ability to lift up to 50 lbs periodically.Ability to stand for sit or stand for extended periods of time.We require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future.Our Modern Workplace:Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet important business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. You will be typically in the office Monday - Thursday and Fridays are remote.Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, 15 vacation days, 6 additional days off and 10 paid holidays. Check out our 401k plan too! Conagra will match 100% up to the first 6% of pay you save. We will also provide a 3% non-elective contribution to your account regardless of your participation (that's 9%)!#LI-MH1#LI-HYBRID#LI-MSLOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insuranceWealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase planGrowth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiencesBalance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye--, Marie Callender's--, Banquet--, Healthy Choice--, Slim Jim--, Reddi-wip--, and Vlasic--, and emerging brands, including Angie's-- BOOMCHICKAPOP--, Duke's--, Earth Balance--, Gardein--, and Frontera--.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Omaha , Senior Packaging Engineer, Engineering , Omaha, Nebraska

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