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Packaging Engineer II

Purpose and Scope/General Summary: Lead Packaging R&D for JBS Prepared Foods which includes innovation, current portfolio maintenance, packaging quality troubleshooting, and cost optimization of packaging materials. This includes new packaging development from concept to commercialization, cost reduction and optimization initiatives, improving manufacturing operations and creating/managing packaging specifications. This position reports to the Research and Development Manager.


  • Executes small-scale and large-scale plant tests onsite at manufacturing locations

  • Works with packaging and equipment vendors to create and test packaging materials for innovation and optimization opportunities

  • Creates and manages product specifications and BOM reviews

  • Maintains accurate and complete records, analyzes reports

  • Utilizes a working knowledge of plant processes and facilities

  • Provides onsite monitoring and technical assistance to operations when testing/manufacturing new products.

  • Leads commercialization of product changes and implementation of new items and processes.

  • Works with cross-functional team members to flawlessly implement new packaging materials, manufacturing processes and new equipment

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications :

  • 5+ years of experience working in food packaging.

  • Ability to travel around 40%

  • Experience with horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) packaging equipment and detailed knowledge of film properties and critical interaction points with equipment.

  • Pro-active self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for completion of business tasks. Must be a driven individual that can take ownership of projects and complete all the relevant R&D tasks required for the job with minimal oversight.

  • Strong knowledge of packaging materials (primary, secondary, tertiary) and basic understanding/interest in food/meat science .

  • Has deep understanding of root cause analysis and is comfortable using these skills to investigate and solve problems at the manufacturing level.

  • Strong ability to create thorough test plans, interpret data and influence team with findings.

  • Has intermediate understanding of packaging machines and is comfortable troubleshooting material/equipment issues.

  • Understands critical to quality attributes and how to effectively implement manufacturing practices to achieve these attributes.

  • Must be able to work closely with many departments including Sales, Regulatory, R&D, Quality, Marketing, Purchasing, and Production.

  • Excellent collaboration, creative problem-solving skills and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work in a food manufacturing environment and be able to flawless transition products and processes from R&D to operations

  • Clear, concise written and oral communication skills required with attention to detail and accuracy mandatory

  • Can perform the functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits :

  • Benefits : Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;

  • Paid Time Off : sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;

  • 401(k) : company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;

  • Base salary range of $85,000 - $110,000 ; and

  • Incentive Pay: This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in states where it is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for any given position, compensation ranges are specific to those states and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

About u s: JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.

Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity

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