Sr. Packaging Engineer- Innovation
Company: The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
Posted on: June 13, 2021
We are The Boston Beer Company. We brew the best beer. We hire
the best people. We are always eager to find competitive,
motivated, hardworking people who love beer and want to join our
team. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it
We are currently hiring for our next Sr. Packaging Engineer-
Innovation in Breinigsville, PA.
The Sr. Packaging Engineer - Innovation will be responsible
Identifying, developing, and commercializing innovative new
packaging materials, technology, and systems that bring
competitive, consumer, or cost advantage to Boston Beer.
- Serving as the primary conduit between Engineering and the
Innovation and Brand Development teams and for packaging related to
the introduction of new products, materials, package designs, and
structures not currently within Boston Beer portfolio, As a key
member of NPD cross-functional team they will represent Engineering
and Supply Chain relative to packaging materials and packaging
The Sr. Packaging Engineer - Innovation will work cross
functionally with Brand Development, Innovation & Commercialization
Team, New Product Development, Process Development, Quality,
Procurement, Operations, Breweries, and others to evaluate new
product and package concepts for feasibility and operational impact
(changeovers, OEE, complexity) to the breweries and then lead the
execution of those projects to meet company wide and brewery
specific objectives and timelines. This role includes working with
Brand Development on conceptual development for new ideas,
completing proof of principle testing, and then scaling-up the
concept through commercialization while ensuring technical rigor
and minimizing disruptions to daily brewery operations. A critical
part of this position is to execute technically challenging and
complex projects on fast-paced commercial launch schedules. This
position reports to the Director of Packaging Engineering &
What You'll Do:
- Lead all aspects of packaging development and engineering for
multiple assigned projects.
- Evaluate multiple new product and package concepts driven by
Brand Development for feasibility and operational impact
(changeovers, OEE, complexity) to the breweries.
- Develops packaging solutions to achieve Brand goals while
mitigating risk and complexity at the brewery.
- Lead the execution of Brand Driven new product and packaging
projects to meet company wide and brewery specific objectives and
timelines from concept through commercialization and commissioning
at BBC and contract brewing partners.
- Where appropriate to support new product or technology
introduction - responsible for scope definition, capital cost
estimates, investment justification (CAPEX preparation), system
design, development of engineering and package design
specifications, and supervision/management of outside consulting
engineering firms, OEM service technicians, and contractors.
- Manage project installation/construction, start-up,
commissioning, and the effective transfer of technology and
training to Brewery operating personnel.
- Ensures BBC safety and compliance standards are adhered to on
- Prepare critical path project schedule and coordination with
Brand Development and Brewery production scheduling, material
suppliers, equipment vendors, outside contractors and brewery
personnel to ensure compliance with project scope, schedule, and
- Develop business case and plan for investment in new
initiatives and technologies.
- Develop best-in-class package development and commercialization
processes that achieve Brand Development goals while minimizing
distraction to the production breweries.
- Develop new testing procedures and methods where required as
part of development and commercialization.
- Create and maintain packaging material specifications for all
- Connect and develop relationships with packaging material,
equipment suppliers, and other technology partners to ensure Boston
Beer is front of mind for new technologies and innovations
- Remain current and up to date with packaging material and
equipment technologies for the beverage and related industries
Intellectual curiosity, and following through on said curiosity
with strong analytical and problem solving skills; strong
cross-functional communication skills
- 30% travel required, dependent upon work location
What We're Looking For:
- BS in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar
- 6 years progressive leadership experience, preferrable within
the Food, Beverage or FMCG industries
- Proven track record of leading packaging innovation projects
from ideation to commercialization
Our people are our most important "ingredient." We not only have
to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them
too. We also have a variety of benefits including a competitive
compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent
healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program
with a generous company match. Not to mention, there's the free
Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure
reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's
Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request
accommodation in the job application process can contact
email@example.com for assistance.
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