Process Packaging Engineer in Skokie, IL at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 9/28/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Skokie, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

JobID: 380587


Johnson Service Group is currently searching for Process Packaging Engineer to work for a food manufacturing and food packaging client in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL. This is a direct hire opportunity offering a competitive salary with full benefits and is bonus eligible. Please see below for further details:


  • Meet or beat project KPI's project cost, project completion date and project ROI.
  • Design, install, and commission new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes.
  • Evaluate existing processes and configure manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process.
  • Manage the cost/budget and time constraints of projects to finish projects on time and within budget.
  • Select, manage, and work with sub-contractors.
  • Supervise equipment installation.
  • Must be willing to work overtime if ever the need to do so arises.
  • Must work on multiple different projects at one time.
  • Prepare and maintain study data and documentation.
  • Coordinate ideas and suggestions and present data on improvements to reduce costs.
  • Perform “Return on Investment” analysis of proposed production improvements and implement or assist in the implementation of production improvements.
  • Keep project before and after records of labor, material usage, and production output to show actual ROI achieved.
  • Develop machine and line manuals.
  • Develop new packaging die lines. 
  • Coordinate and execute experiments and packaging trials; prepare results in technical reports, both written and oral.
  • Design test plans and leverage suppliers and other external resources to trouble shoot issues, identify root causes and ensure corrective actions are implemented for project issues.
  • Manage capital project timeline which includes executing the project scope, meeting project cost, and delivering the expected ROI.
  • Work with Plant Operations and Suppliers to troubleshoot packaging issues, maintain packaging quality, and optimize packing line efficiencies.
  • Develop various training materials, train employees, and test employees to confirm learning.
  • Keep track of hours worked on all projects and turn in project hours worked each week.
  • Report food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action.


  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas, concepts, and procedures to all levels within the organization, from employees on the factory floor to peers on cross-functional teams to senior management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, on time, on budget with minimal guidance from manager.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to interact with all company functions including R&D, Marketing, Purchasing and Operations.
  • Excellent computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and AutoCAD.
  • Good working knowledge and experience with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Hands-on experience including troubleshooting of various problems of above systems is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of process controllers i.e. Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Omron, Yaskawa, processors and controllers. Troubleshooting potential problems and basic programming of above controllers is a plus.

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