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Senior Packaging Engineer

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Consumer Products
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ABOUT BLUE APRON

 

Headquartered in NYC with fulfillment centers in New Jersey, California and Texas, Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone—from the novice cook just getting started to the experienced chef. With over 300 employees at our corporate headquarters and just over 5,000 at our fulfillment centers, we send millions of meals to customers with all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home.  We introduce our members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with seasonally-inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to prepare. We make fresher, healthier food available at better prices by rethinking the grocery supply chain from the table all the way back to the farm.


WHO'S IN THE KITCHEN

Blue Apron’s Packaging & Innovation Team is responsible for the physical touch-point of the Blue Apron experience. The team tackles complex challenges across the organization and is made up of designers, engineers, researchers, food scientists, and strategists. We’re a lean, tight-knit, and empathetic bunch

who works collaboratively with other departments at Blue Apron to drive our vision for incredible user experiences.

 

WHAT'S ON THE MENU

 

As a key member of the Blue Apron’s Packaging Innovation team, the Packaging Engineer will lead the identification, development, testing, and implementation of innovative packaging. The Packaging Engineer will collaborate cross-functionally with multiple departments to understand requirements, capabilities, processes and leverage his/her background to deliver an exceptional product experience.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

·       Facilitate the process of new packaging introduction or optimization of existing packaging

·       Design/engineer packaging materials based on an in-depth understanding of given manufacturing, quality, brand and design constraints

·       Own mission critical package testing to maintain the integrity of our product

·       Test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet functional parameters, cost targets, fulfillment, and shipping requirements

·       Lead the physical and analytical testing of packaging materials to validate package performance

·       Lead temperature testing to validate and qualify cold chain packaging systems

·       Support the packaging R&D function to address innovation and sustainability requirements

·       Collaborate with design and meal experience teams to develop realistic prototypes that can be engineered for speed to market

·       Create and engineer packaging designs that can be scaled up within given automation landscape

·       Provide manufacturing support during implementation of packaging changes, or commercialization activities

·       Create detailed engineering specs and drawings for procurement and internal QC purposes

·       Maintain and advance testing equipment and laboratory

·       Make recommendations, test theories, and build advanced visuals using large data sets

·       Organize and analyze complex data sets. Present findings in a clear, concise, visually pleasing manner to leadership team

·       Conduct packaging optimization testing to support the development and commercialization of future packaging

·       Identify CI opportunities in current-state packaging and processes

 

NECESSARY INGREDIENTS

 

·       BS in Packaging or related engineering field

·       Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in package development required. Experience in food CPG strongly preferred

·       Detailed knowledge and experience in materials, equipment and product interface and interaction

·       Must be proficient in using CAD software’s – Artioscad, Autocad, Solidworks, etc.

·       Strong Excel and general analytical skills: knowledge of how to manipulate data and create insights from data

·       Ability to apply engineering principles and statistics to solve problems and make data-based decisions

·       Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment

·       Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with individuals at every level of the organization

·       Experience in sustainable packaging materials is a plus




Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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