Technologist, Packaging Development, Consumer Foods R&D
In this role you will use your understanding of Packaging Science or Engineering to perform the basic and critical experimental work of applied research and/or development, including planning experiments, generating, and analyzing data. Individuals plan and execute a broad range of technical tasks. Your work is typically "hands on", in a lab, in a plant or pilot plant, at a critical site, on a computer or with consumers.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
Collaborate with Products Research, Creative Services, Product Development, Brand Management and suppliers in early-stage new package and/or new product design.
Provide innovative ideas leading to the application of new packaging technologies and solving packaging related challenges
Design, develop and implement new packaging, utilizing formats such as film/laminate, thermoforming, injection molding, glass jars, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated
Define and conduct package development testing to ensure readiness for production, distribution, package stability, shelf life and consumer use
Design and execute package qualifications with suppliers and production facilities
Plan, execute, analyze and summarize plant trials, collaborating with Manufacturing and site technical resources
Create performance-based specifications for upload into electronic database specification system
Advise and recommend equipment suppliers and service providers to cross functional organization in support of new product launches
Learn to assess legal and environmental aspects, and patent opportunities for new packaging
Support packaging technical support organization as needed to resolve packaging supply chain or production technical issues
Is this the Role for You?
Are you a driven professional with a passion for delivering results while expanding your skillset and enhancing your expertise? Are you eager to share your opinions (and have them heard) and make a positive impact through your work? Do you share in our dedication to continuous improvement and growth? If so, you are the type of professional we want to add to our Company!
What we are looking for:
B.S. Degree in Packaging Science/Engineering, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
Recent graduate up to 5 years package development experience
Experience in package development or operations packaging technical support from internship and/or full-time employment
Experience in Food Packaging industry is preferred
Knowledge of basic package qualification test procedures
Project management experience is highly valued, as individual will collaborate cross functionally to manage costs, schedules and resources for the work.
Strong organizational, critical thinking and creativity skills
Effective presentation, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Ability to travel up to 25% is required
Why Smucker is the Place for You
You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work and become your best professional self. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker.
Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee holistically by meeting their physical, emotional and financial needs through:
Our Total Reward benefits program - includes competitive health and financial benefits that reflect your needs at different life stages, and a continued commitment to empower flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities to help you thrive.
Continuous opportunities to learn, grow and develop - beyond functional job-based education, we promote well-rounded development and encourage a spirit of continuous learning as part of our commitment to help you realize your professional goals.
Our continued progress on the journey to become the inclusive and diverse organization we expect to be supporting equity across our communities. We firmly believe thatan inclusive environment and diverse organization strengthens our Company and enables every employee to reach their full potential.
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