Packaging Engineer I in Downers Grove, IL at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: The Engineer I will be responsible for organizing, planning, managing and executing packaging Innovation, development and cost reduction projects for Retail, Club, Foodservice, and International businesses. This individual will work with project teams to investigate and recommend materials, processes, innovation, packaging, and equipment to bring assigned project to successful conclusion. Additionally, they will provide technical support to Product Development, Business Units (BU), Supply Chain, and Procurement in the area of technical expertise. The individual in this role will also support Supply Chain and BU function in manufacturing of packages that meet customer and consumer expectation for character, cost, and quality in assigned product category. The Engineer will need to have the ability to effectively manage/recommend projects that will lead to opportunity for innovation, growth, IP and profitability.

REQUIREMENTS: Understanding of product and packaging interactions, sustainability, food protections and packaging tests Understanding of packaging equipment, packaging processes and working with supply chain engineering on capital projects involving packaging solutions

EDUCATION: BS/MS Packaging Engineering or related field

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years' total

COMPUTER SKILLS: Requires basic computer skills. For example, generating simple letters, spreadsheets and creating simple queries. May require knowledge of Tyson Business Computer. Familiarity with Cape, Tops, ArtiosCad, CAD, etc.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Good verbal and written communication skills required. Presentation skills required. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with cross functional business partners.

SPECIAL SKILLS: Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong project management skills. Strong planning and organizational skills.

SUPERVISORY: May have 0-2 direct reports (Associate Packaging Engineer, Packaging Intern, R&D Specialist). No indirect reports.

TRAVEL: 30% 12+ domestic trips per year


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