Boston, MA


The position of Packaging Equipment Commissioning Engineer is responsible for carrying out various engineering tasks associated with the successful installation, startup, and commissioning of new packaging lines and batch processing systems. This role will play a critical role in the initiation of our production lines. The ability to travel regularly to our four facilities is a mandatory requirement.

Key responsibilities of the Packaging Engineer include:

  • Developing commissioning plans that encompass staffing requirements, Supply Chain demands, and warehousing prerequisites for new Packaging Lines
  • Creating and managing startup and commissioning budgets
  • Formulating F.A.T. testing protocols and all testing and commissioning procedures
  • Overseeing testing and commissioning activities associated with new installations
  • Monitoring progress and documenting line status for the organization
  • Collaborating with Project Engineers and Local Plant Management to coordinate installation details
  • Ensuring proper functioning of safety systems for the lines. Collaborating with Local EHS to establish a LOTO program for new lines
  • Ability to travel (60-70%) and oversee line installation and commissioning activities
  • Working closely with Continuous Improvement teams to identify enhancement opportunities on existing lines and coordinating and managing improvement plans
  • The commitment to safety starts from the management level. Managers and frontline supervisors are responsible for fostering a culture of safety and maintaining a safe work environment.

Education and/or Experience

A degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Packaging Engineering/Packaging Science is required. Preferably, candidates should possess 3-5 years of relevant experience in the Food, Beverage, or Dairy industry. Direct knowledge of packaging lines, including filling, labelling, case handling, and palletizing systems, is highly desirable. Candidates should also have experience working in a manufacturing environment.

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