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

 

WHAT'S ON THE MENU

 

This is a 6-12 month contract assignment.  As a key member of the Blue Apron’s Packaging Innovation team, the Sr Test Engineer will lead the testing processes involved with cold chain systems, packaging materials and finished packages. The Test Engineer will collaborate cross-functionally with multiple departments to understand functional, food safety, cost, customer experience and regulatory requirements to validate given package.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Own mission critical package testing to maintain the integrity of our product
  • Lead small and large scale packaging tests from ideation through execution
  • Lead the physical and analytical testing of packaging materials to validate package performance
  • Lead temperature testing to validate and qualify cold chain packaging systems
  • Develop real-time temperature monitoring strategies to simulate a precise temperature profile
  • Utilize simulation and CFD software’s to mimic thermal performance
  • 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
  • Develop SOPs and documentation library for regulatory compliance
  • Automate temperature monitoring processes to maximize testing output
  • Identify CI opportunities in current-state packaging and processes
  • Collaborate cross-functionally within the business to achieve project goals

 

NECESSARY INGREDIENTS:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in developing test procedures and executing them.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device cold chain management strongly preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of thermodynamics and strength of materials
  • Experience in CFD modeling is a plus
  • Must be familiar with executing tests based on ASTM and ISO standards
  • 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

Blue Apron LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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