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Jack Link's Beef Jerky Sr. Food Packaging Equipment Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sr. Food Packaging Equipment Engineer 600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA Full-time Sub-Department: Engineering .and. Maintenance Department: Operations Site Location: Minneapolis Company Description Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link's team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don't shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won't find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get... authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch! Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks! Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link's also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link's produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Peperami. Job Description Come Run with Sasquatch as our Sr. Food Packaging Equipment Engineer! In this role, your work will be critical as we continue to automate in our distribution and production facilities. Specifically, you will identify, design and implement automated manufacturing systems across our manufacturing and distribution locations to deliver reduced manufacturing costs and/or increased manufacturing capability. You will work in collaboration with operations, supply chain and new product development and automation companies to develop automated equipment systems and production lines solutions. This role requires experience in design and execution of automation projects in Consumer Packaged Goods. Your results will impact these areas: Project Leadership: Act as the project engineer manager for projects being implemented. Develop project design plans and convey concepts and specifications to key stakeholders internally and externally. Provide corrective feedback to keep projects on track. Manage projects from inception to full implementation. Supplier Relationships: Maintain current knowledge of key automation suppliers and provide input on the capabilities and status of providers of automation design, system and equipment manufacturing. Evaluate suppliers and make recommendations for selection based on project needs. Production Support: Work with production and maintenance personnel, support efforts to improve performance of current manufacturing systems, e.g. yield, speed, personnel requirements, and maintenance needs. Consider factors such as ease of setup, changeover and maintenance, reliability, contamination control and costs. Identify possible product modifications to improve manufacturability. Process Analysis: Lead FMEA and risk analysis activities for planned automation to insure high OEE of new systems. Automation Technology: Keep up-to-date with automation technology developments, new trends, applications, equipment and suppliers. Apply knowledge to promote continuous improvement of existing production equipment. Project Planning: Build and maintain a hopper of cost savings automation projects to deliver a targeted cost savings plan. Qualifications 7+ years experience with automation projects within Consumer Packaged Goods. Strong pr