Dean Foods

  • Packaging Engineer II

    Job Locations US-CO-Broomfield
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
    Available to Qualified Candidates
  • Overview


    Job Description & Requirements

    This position is part of the Research and Development team and is responsible for providing technical proficiency cross-functionally related to dairy and non-dairy beverage packaging, with a focus on innovation, productivity and cost savings programs. 


    Job Description:

    • Articulates complex technical information and translates to non-technical audiences.
    • Leads work across all business functions to positively yeild results, and at times, lead project launches.
    • Identifies, implements, formulates and executes cost savings opportunities independently within a cross functional team.
    • Assesses technical feasibility and provide direction on material / machine capabilities
    • Coordinates and conducts production line trials of new or modified packaging materials
    • Develops and maintains component specifications
    • Prepares test plans, technical reports and documentation for the technical community
    • Provide direction to various suppliers for new or modified package developments
    • Work across all functions, including Purchasing, Operations, Engineering and Marketing to support project launches

    Min Requirements:

    • 3+ years’ experience in package development and commercialization within an R&D environment
    • Minimally, a Bachelor of Science in Packaging, or equivalent engineering degree
    • Demonstrates substantial knowledge of packaging equipment and material systems
      • Extensive expertise, hands-on and theoretical, with exemplary experience in the following areas:
      • Plastics (ridged containers, closures, etc.)
      • IBM and EBM
      • Polymer Films, Foils and Specialty films
      • Metals
      • Liquid Paper Packaging
      • Printing & Corrugate Solutions
      • Qualification Methods & Practices
      • Packaging Regulations knowledge, specific to food/beverages
      • Quality Control & Sampling knowledge and practice
      • Co-Packer development and commercializing with such
    • Strategic and tactical decision-making ability using sound scientific principles and data
    • Capability in directing suppliers through design, development and improvement projects
    • Competent in conceptually designing packages, utilizing consumer insight and technical knowledge
    • Aptitude to lead multiple projects in cross-functional environment
    • Able to build technical competencies across multiple packaging platforms
    • Proactive contributor and effective communicator within packaging and project teams
    • Technical thinker with business awareness
    • Energetic and motivated 
    • Six Sigma training preferred
    • Position includes +25% travel

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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