Packaging Engineer

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

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Job Summary

Identifies, develops and commercializes new, improved, and cost-reduced packaging while supporting cross-functional project responsibilities. With minimal supervision, leads base business technical initiatives.  Under the guidance of senior level engineers, provides secondary support for Big Bet technical initiatives. Acts as key packaging resource for designated brand(s) within a platform.



Position Responsibilities

  • Independently lead the technical delivery of multiple standard projects.
  • With guidance, support highly complex technical projects.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in selected packaging technology and educate packaging staff on such technology.
  • Provide support to designated business groups to resolve packaging issues.
  • Work directly with business partners (Brand, Finance, etc) and RQI peers (Product Development, Quality, etc) on assigned brands.
  • Coordinate and execute experiments, as well as plant trials; prepare results in technical reports, both written and oral, for review with minimal supervision.
  • Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications.
  • Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.
  • Participate in brainstorming and information gathering efforts for resource planning process as needed.
  • Collaborate with Consumer Insights on testing of new package ideas.
  • Maintain strong communication with Operations, Brand Management and Procurement, updating them on projects regularly.
  • Gain familiarity with fiscal and strategic plans of team.
  • Be aware of project tasks and how they impact the project budget.
  • Contribute as needed on cross-functional teams.
  • Support technical delivery of base business and high complexity projects.
  • May manage smaller projects independently.
  • Participate and execute experiments in plant trials.
  • Prepare and present results of technical report to supervisor, both written and oral.
  • Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications.
  • Acquire working knowledge of the packaging principles and operating systems for assigned platform.
  • Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.
  • Awareness of project tasks implications to budget.
  • Gain familiarity with fiscal and strategic plans of team.
  • Contribute as needed on cross-functional teams.


Position Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Packaging, Engineering or related field; Masters preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred.
  • Solid understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment.
  • Knowledge of test methodology.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships.
  • Strong analytical and logical problem solving abilities.
  • Developing troubleshooting skills with ability to “think on their feet.”
  • Understanding of business principles.
  • Financial understanding to optimize profitability.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 20 - 40% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.






This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation.  As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.



ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

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To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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