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Packaging Engineer

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Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

Position Summary:


    The Packaging Development Engineer will be a key member of Bonduelle Fresh America responsible for development and optimization of all packaging materials. This will include developing innovative packaging formats in conjunction with the sales and marketing teams from concept through implementation, optimization of existing packaging materials to drive value and developing and implementing consistent processes and management of packaging material revisions.


The individual in this role will be required to effectively interface cross functionally with Sales, Marketing, R&D, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Procurement, etc., as well as with customer and packaging material and equipment vendors.


It will be necessary to partner with packaging materials vendors to understand their capabilities, challenge their processes for improvement and leverage their capabilities to deliver continuous improvement and innovative solutions.


Some specific Packaging initiatives which may include:


  • New Packaging Development to support new product launches
  • Identifying and implementing packaging cost savings projects
  • Working closely with Project teams and external suppliers to delivery projects on time.
  • Working closely with R&D product development and operations to develop and test new packaging.
  • Addressing Packaging Quality issues and determining root causes and corrective actions.
  • Sustainability strategy related to Packaging (reducing material, using recycled materials, etc.)


This role will oversee packaging projects in multiple plants across the country and will require up to 25% travel.



Minimum Qualifications


  • BS – Packaging Science / Engineering or relevant Technical Degree
  • Min 0-2 years Packaging Development Experience in CPG environment, ideally food industry
  • Proficient in MS office Suite
  • Ability to work independently on multiple packaging projects and ensure successful completion
  • Strong knowledge in Primary Packaging and packaging processes as it relates to fresh produce packaging (oxygen barrier films, thermoformed plastic  trays , lidding film)
  • Strong knowledge in Secondary Packaging and Display Packaging (corrugate box / tray designs, Club store packaging)
  • Experience in working with cross functional project teams to deliver new packaging and products
  • Experience in working with operations environment in conducting line trials and testing.
  • Excellent communication skills with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Experience with Project management and leading cost savings initiatives
  • Experience in Packaging distribution testing, pallet pattern design and optimization (TOPS / CAPE software)
  • Experience with packaging equipment and ability to problem solve.
  • Experience with working with Marketing and Graphic Design companies to translate technical drawings and graphics requirements.


Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.