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Staff Engineer, Packaging Systems

Posted Date:  Nov 16, 2023
Requisition Number:  120534



Location: Hershey, PA; relocation to Hershey is preferred but open to remote / hybrid candidates.



What you’ll be doing –


The Senior Engineer will be a member of the Packaging Systems Engineering group supporting the Global Operations Engineering Group and will be based in Hershey, PA. This position utilizes all aspects of conceptual engineering design, cost estimation techniques, system and project proposal development, supplier evaluations, equipment and system installation and start up, and successful transition of the system to the plant operating and maintenance staff.


This position requires domestic travel (depending on projects, travel can range from 30-50 percent) at times to support on-going business needs. International travel would only be for equipment research if we source international (which is typically 1 week in duration) and varies by project.



Specific focus areas in this role –



Provide technical analyses, develop alternatives (cost estimates, feasibility, specifications, and interpretation of requirements) and prepare recommendations, if required.


Design and provide the optimal packaging solution for a given project. These solutions will include packaging and control support for all phases of the capital projects including development of system concepts, design, cost estimating, system installation, check-out, commissioning, training, and successful transition of deliverables, including system operation manuals, maintenance documents, and technical knowledge to the plant staff as defined in Hershey’s Project Management process.


Demonstrate a willingness to identify process and manufacturing alternatives that meet new business requirements or establish functional excellence. Evaluate and participate in cross-functional processes in order to diagnose root cause issues and provide options for resolution.



You will interact and partner with these teams –


  • Plant Operations teams
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers



The ideal candidate for this role would possess knowledge in these areas –


  • Common packaging materials used in the food packaging industry High speed flow wrapping

  • Secondary packaging such as carton and tray loading, statistical scales and bagging equipment Tertiary packaging such as case packaging and palletizing

  • Machine and equipment design Servo and control technology

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) (Allen-Bradley, Siemens, etc.) Electrical and electronic industrial instrumentation

  • Automation and process control

  • Industrial computer systems and networks Distributed control systems

  • Other automation, electrical power, computer, and control technologies Proven experience with AutoCAD and Excel desired



To qualify for this role, you must possess –


  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering required (Mechanical / Electrical / Mechatronics /Engineering Technology majors preferred)
  • This position can be filled at various levels depending on experience; a minimum 5 years of experience with related co-op/ internship experience is required.





Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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