Packaging Engineer in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/23/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Research and Development Packaging & Labeling

Job Posting Title:

Packaging Engineer

Job Description:

Manage the design/plan/validation and implementation of new packaging technologies, line extensions, package/product improvement and technical service for Treehouse Foods that meet product offering requirements.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Executes moderate to complex technical assignments including cost savings, quality improvements, operation support and new product development
  • Uses technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and technical oversight of internal and external manufacturing start-ups and ongoing technical service to independently determine and develop technical approach to solutions on product development teams
  • Functions as the Technical Leader for focused projects, providing direction and monitoring various associates, support groups or contractors as project dictates.  Identifies and resolves technical conflicts, including resources, to ensure projects meet business expectations
  • Design, execute and analyze experimentation
  • Support on-going business projects, from start to finish, including project development, specifications, in-process control points, testing requirements, operating guidelines, trials, execution and maintenance.
  • Develop external industry network through work with suppliers, interactions and participation with technical organizations (IoPP, SPC, etc.)
  • Identify basic opportunities that drive value into the company
  • Conduct all activities in compliance with established safety standards and Good Manufacturing Principles (GMP)

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ experience
  • Demonstrated ability to influence project direction by providing technical input to the planning and decision making process
  • Proven skills in project management, negotiation, technical problem solving and ability to perform these skills at an advanced level or higher
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with R&D groups, external resources, suppliers and consultants to achieve project objectives
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills 
  • Sound problem solving skills through collaboration and application of technical skills
  • Solid understanding and experience with paperboard, corrugate, film, plastics and glass packaging materials
  • Experience with TOPS/CAPE


Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

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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