Job Location: Hershey, PA
This position is responsible for the research, development, testing and specification of packaging solutions for new and existing Hershey products. Working independently and as part project teams the Engineer will lead the packaging development process as the subject matter expert from concept to implementation and optimization.
Working closely with business partners the Engineer will create innovative packaging solutions in support of new product introductions which perform effectively throughout the supply chain, at retail, and during consumption. The position requires strong detailed timeline development and project management, proactive technical analysis and risk assessment, and ability to communicate clearly in technical and non-technical settings. Further, the position requires demonstrated strong working knowledge of blow moulded and injection moulded plastic packaging and filling processes.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong personal leadership, sound technical aptitude, applied understanding of quality systems and measures, and a disciplined approach to the commercialization process.
Collaborate with Marketing and Supply Chain partners to execute against project objectives and expectations
Research, develop, test and implement packaging solutions to meet project commercialization goals
Develop project plans that define scope, task, schedule, costs, business impact and risks.
Present design recommendations to key stakeholders. Ensure project success by keeping project on schedule through strong communication while evaluating technical data.
Execute plans and identify issues/obstacles/risks, propose solutions, gain alignment and bring to resolution.
Conduct analytical testing on materials and packaging and clearly interpret data findings.
Develop and execute design of experiment/test methodologies to determine packaging feasibility and performance
Determine impact of new packaging design to existing and new automation at manufacturing locations. Modify designs accordingly to optimize manufacturing and labor efficiencies.
Responsible for determining packaging material specifications to maintain product integrity. This includes development of appropriate design to maximize long term quality and shelf life of product while minimizing or reducing cost.
Ensure the accuracy of specifications issued, including mechanical drawings, assembly guidelines, and written text.
Develop packaging bill of materials and enter into project management system.
Conduct value analysis and cost reduction activities on packaging materials and labor reduction.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
Working knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes; includes understanding of how packaging design changes impact processes, lead times, resource requirements, and development costs.
Ability to design and interpret results from transport simulations, lab and plant testing.
Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple projects (~50-60 projects)
Demonstrated interpersonal leadership. Self-Motivation and initiative.
Ability to translate internal and external customer needs into relevant/meaningful packaging solutions
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills
Demonstrated problem solving skills, and ability to make decisions independently
Demonstrated technical leadership with strong overall business acumen
Strong working knowledge of blow moulded and injection moulded plastic packaging and filling processes.
Strong understanding of quality management systems and measures, process capability and performance, and ability to interpret quality data
Experience for Sr Engineer Packaging
Experience for Staff Engineer Packaging
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
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