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Packaging Engineer

Company: System One
Location: Champaign
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

System One is seeking a talented and self-motivated Packaging Equipment Engineer/Industrial Engineer to work or our client in Champaign, IL! -- This is a great opportunity to get involved on challenging and interesting design projects for various long-lasting clients. -- The Packaging Engineer is responsible for how the packaging line is laid out from the conveyor systems through to how the ---product--- makes its way through the entire packaging process.-- Looks at how to make the product (primary package-already supplied by the client) move down the line, be filled, capped, and labeled and then conveyed into containers. Packaging Engineer Responsibilities: --

  • Oversee and manage complete packaging line designs, including understanding throughput rates, equipment capabilities, line layout requirements, integration of a variety of packaging equipment, and performance of the individual components.
  • Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
  • Work with internal and external resources and packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging equipment goals.
  • Work with internal engineering disciplines, client project and packages resources and packaging equipment OEMs to achieve the functional packaging goals.
  • Strong mechanical knowledge of packaging materials systems.
  • Intermediate understanding of packaging control systems, including photo eyes, diverts, stops.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with various pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical systems.
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis and effectively initiate immediate corrective action.
  • Working knowledge and ability to utilize personal computers and software.
  • Ability to understand specification sheets, PLC---s, control logic and schematics.
  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of equipment to determine special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required.
  • Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation; evaluate and select packaging equipment suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews; perform Factory Acceptance Testing.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work closely with global suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, and sourcing.
  • Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.
  • Specify and recommend efficiency tools and test methods to develop and validate packaging lines.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive test plans to ensure that production exceeds customer specifications.
  • Must have knowledge of packaging materials and an understanding of how different equipment functions with the different materials (glass versus plastic, glue versus pressure-sensitive labels, etc.). Packaging Engineer Requirements: --
    • Knowledge of PLC---s - Programmable Logic Controllers- (example Allen Bradley) and ability to understand how to logically integrate the line to produce a finished ready to ship product.--
    • Understand how to layout conveyor lines involving PLC---s
      • 10-15 years of engineering experience in industrial or consumer packaging.
      • Self-starter with initiative and ability to complete engineering deliverables and tasks with minimal supervision.
      • Strong attention to detail and ability to prepare design calculations, technical documents, and drawings.
      • Ability to travel up to 30%.
      • Strong mechanical aptitude, are technically savvy, have a positive ---can do--- attitude, don---t mind travel, and are very customer focused.
      • Attention to detail, an ability and willingness to learn quickly and a talent in managing internal relationships as well as customer relationships.
      • Strong communication skills required to provide effective inter-discipline, client, and vendor coordination on projects.
      • Availability for field assignments involving travel to sites involving work in industrial/packaging facilities.
      • Highly motivated with ability to work in an interactive and open team environment.
      • Must be able to demonstrate project management skills and experience.
      • Must be US Citizen due to nature of work. Preferred Requirements: --
        • Demonstrable proficiency in CAD software, including 3D capabilities.
        • Understanding of process improvement, quality improvement concepts is needed; ISO 9001 certification (e.g., CQA, CQE, CQIA).
        • Project Management Certification
        • Candidates who have worked in Food and Beverage (Hershey, Henkel, Kraft, M&M, etc.) as well as Medical/Pharma are best fit for role. Physical Demands: -- Employee will be required to communicate in person, via telephone, email, use of arm/hand steadiness, manual dexterity, finger dexterity, multi limb coordination, oral expression, and comprehension. May be required to lift, carry, and move objects safely. Good reasoning ability is required to solve a wide range of business problems. Able to apply statistical calculations, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and sampling theory as well as algebra, linear equations, and other analytics as required. Able to understand and utilize management reports and plans to conduct business. Work Environment: -- Work will be a combination of general office environment and light industrial locations @ client or OEM sites. At client sites, noise levels will be moderate to high, temperatures varying from 40F to 100F, both dry and wet environments, small to large equipment/traffic, floor-level and elevated work platforms, and grinding/welding/machine shop environments. The above description covers the fundamental responsibilities of the Engineer IV Mechanical (Contractor) position. It shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.

Keywords: System One, Champaign , Packaging Engineer, Engineering , Champaign, Illinois

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