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Sr. Packaging Engineer

Company: Land O'Lakes
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Join Land O--Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We--re a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another--not Wall Street. We--re proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progressionSr. Packaging EngineerThe Land O--Lakes Dairy Foods Research & Development department provides strategic leadership across the company--s many business units. The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, process improvement and innovation. By partnering closely cross functionally, the team delivers value to Land O--Lakes business units, members and customers.Position Purpose:The primary responsibility of this position is to be the foremost technical lead in the packaging department. This includes the development, maintenance, and cost optimization of sustainable packaging as well as technical leadership with an eye to the future. Sr. Packaging Engineer II Position Duties:
    • Lead and design sustainable packaging solutions for the cheese platform with consumer/customer focus while meeting quality, cost, and timing goals for simple to complex projects
    • Responsible for all required specifications, documentation, package testing plans and plant trials
      • Establish and maintain strong working relationship with key suppliers
      • Provide mentorship and technical consult for department engineers
      • Strong understanding and application of problem solving, experimental design, performance specs, and material qualification processes
      • Develop ideas for savings, innovation, plant efficiency and quality improvements enabling business topline growth
      • Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry and strategically position Land O--Lakes for the future by creating opportunities or minimizing potential issues.Required Education/Experiences:
        • BS degree in Packaging, Engineering, or related Science discipline.
        • Background in food packaging and strong technical proficiency in Packaging Engineering
        • 8 or more years of technical experience
        • Microsoft Office applications and TOPS/CAPECompetencies-Skills (Required):
          • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and ability to achieve accelerated timelines while maintaining cooperative working relationships
          • Sense of urgency; proactive and result oriented
          • Influence and interface with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment to deliver results
          • Passion for technical expertise and innovation with ability to identify new packaging ideas based on consumer/customer needs and insights
          • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
          • Manage multiple rapidly changing priorities; strong planning and organizational skillsExperience-Education (Preferred):
            • Artios CAD or Solidworks, Minitab, Consumer Goods Forum Golden Rules, US Plastics Pact, and APR Design Guide
            • Dairy experienceLand O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.Neither Land O--Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested. Land O'Lakes endeavors to make Landolakesinc.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U ) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes, St. Paul , Sr. Packaging Engineer, Engineering , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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