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NESTLE PURINA PETCARE COMPANY Engineer- Packaging Equipment - 21001115 in Saint Louis, Missouri

Engineer- Packaging EquipmentJob DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:Lead projects to identify or develop innovative packaging equipment solutions for new and existing packaging formats/materials for the global Purina business. This person will also have a role in packaging equipment performance improvement in Purina factories and supporting capital projects.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Lead projects to identify or develop innovative packaging equipment solutions for new and existing packaging formats/materials for the global Purina business. Required activities include, but are not limited to:Lead project from concept phase through FAT, factory installation and startup, and maintenance/operator training.Provide effective project planning and leadershipFulfill requirements of Nestle's Project Management Process regarding deliverables for each phase, completing required documentation and project reporting in a timely manner.2. Support packaging equipment performance improvement projects in Purina factories, using problem-solving methods to identify issues and providing engineering solutions to improve performance.3. Support capital projects, ensuring the proposed packaging equipment aligns with Purina global standards and proposing packaging equipment solutions when needed.4. Develop knowledge of Purina's global packaging equipment infrastructure.5. Support the development of global packaging equipment standards and standards documentation.6. Provide packaging equipment support and expertise to the global Purina organization. Training/mentoring others in the organization to increase the company's packaging equipment competency.7. Effectively communicate through oral presentations and timely, written technical documentation and reports.8. Travel as necessary, approximately 25% of time.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in Purina and Nestle.Assist Nestl Purina Petcare markets in the selection, specification, procurement, commissioning, and operation of packaging equipmentLeverage an understanding of package material and package machine interactionBenchmark the performance and efficiency of filling and packaging lines.Participate in cost reduction activities.Develop and review packaging equipment investment proposals.Provide training, mentoring and guidance to less experienced staff and others in the organization.Additional duties as assignedSUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:Employee will be mentored by a more experienced engineer, providing support and guidance as needed to be successful.JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, or other Engineering discipline3 - 7 years of experienceKnowledge in mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical systemsKnowledge of a range of machinery, preferably including packaging machinery for both flexible packages and rigid containersCAD drawing skillsGood project management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects/prioritiesGood communication and interpersonal skills with ability to both lead projects and to work effectively with project teamsDetail oriented, passion to understand root causes of technical issues, and ability to create efficient DOEs to answer technical questionsHas a passion for packaging equipment technology and has an RandD mentalityBasic knowledge of packaging materialsGood sense of business/technical interrelationshipsPro-active/Self-StarterSPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED:Experience with manufacturing operationsKnowledge in robotics and motion controlThe Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.Job: Engineer- Packaging EquipmentPrimary Location: Saint Louis, MO USOther Locati