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Fri Apr 20, 2018 - 4 weeks ago

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Packaging Engineer

Packaging Engineer
at RXBAR
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Chicago, IL




RXBAR: We manufacture, market and distribute whole food protein bars. While the protein bar market is crowded, RXBAR cuts through the clutter with a clean ingredient deck and disruptive branding. A unique, "No B.S" value proposition has propelled RXBAR to be a major, rapidly growing player in the nutrition category.


The Packaging Engineer will be embedded in the Research & Development organization and work cross-functionally to design and deliver primary and secondary packaging for innovation, renovation, sustainability, and continuous improvement initiatives across multiple product categories. This person must be analytical, organized, a strong communicator, and looking to be part of an exciting, fast-paced, and innovative company.


General Functions + Responsibilities:



+ Lead packaging development and performance testing projects from concept to commercialization with minimal oversight in a fast-paced environment


+ Lead technical R&D research projects related to packaging, including primary packaging material optimization for existing products, as well as scouting and evaluating packaging structures for new product categories


+ Collaborate with partners in Quality, Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain, external suppliers and equipment vendors, manufacturers, and business partners to innovate new packaging formats that delight consumers, constantly pushing the boundaries and protecting product quality


+ Create/update packaging material and assembly specifications; partner with Supply Chain Packaging engineer


+ Implement project plans against timeline, create trial protocols, lead packaging piece for plant trials, and conduct/analyze all tests to ensure successful delivery of quality standards



Skills & Qualifications:



+ BS/MS in Package Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or related field with 2+ years of experience in packaging development and commercialization (food industry experience strongly preferred)


+ Skilled in closures, flexible, and rigid packaging; willing/able to learn new product categories and/or processing/packaging areas and respective equipment


+ Flexible Packaging Association and/or Institute of Packaging Professionals membership a benefit


+ Understands ingredient functionality and interrelationship of ingredients, process, and packaging


+ Skilled in Design of Experiments, data analysis, and Microsoft Office Suite


+ Willing to travel


+ Strong interpersonal skills and a great team player with a service mindset



Total Rewards Package: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company.





We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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