Berry Global, Inc

SR. DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Location US-WI-CHIPPEWA FALLS
Job ID
2021-10794
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Research & Development

Overview

Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.

 

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com

 

The Engineered Materials Division has an immediate need for a Product Development Engineer to work with our converter customers (printing, laminating, bag and pouchmaking).This position is for a Product Development Engineer in Berry’s Converter and Specialty Industrial segment.  This position is key to our commercial success through fostering strong customer relationships.  PD Engineers are frequently called on to support commercial efforts through product recommendations, design, and costout.  This can involve developing new film blends through design, trialing, and scaleup to achieve unique customer requirements.  Will work closely with customer technical staff as well as internal groups such as product managers, sales, operations and the management team.

Responsibilities

As a member of the technical group, the development engineer will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Work with assigned customer list and foster positive relationships to drive growth and profit.
  • Interact with technical and project personnel internal to Berry as well as customers and suppliers.
  • Translate customer performance requirements into product recommendations or new product designs.
  • Interact with manufacturing personnel to optimize product design for ease of manufacturing
  • Prepare and submit BOMs, technical documents and descriptions to the commercial team to be utilized for product recommendations and to generate costing/price models.
  • Follow the ISO Stage Gate system for project management and tracking.
  • Interact with raw material suppliers to stay current with polymer systems, market films, processing and converting equipment, physical property testing techniques, and packaging equipment.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Requires a solid understanding of resins used in flexible films packaging and the extrusion equipment used to create these film products.
  • Ability to ensure customer requirements are fully understood and translated into products that move toward commercialization at the rapid pace of our converter customer base.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, including planning, time lines, weekly communication, and key project updates. Comfortable with managing changing priorities
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong planning/organizing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate/present findings to a wide variety of audiences
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently as needed
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with limited information and drive to quick success.
  • S. Degree in Chemical or Polymer Science/Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in product development, process engineering or related areas
  • Experience working with coextruded cast/blown film equipment and product development activities.
  • Willingness to travel 20-40% of the time
  • Abide by all company policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Safety is number one priority - both the safety of the incumbent and co-workers. At all times incumbent is expected to act in accordance with the Company’s published safety policies and procedures.
  • Teamwork is essential to this position.  Incumbent must at exercise excellent communication skills and interpersonal behavior in order to produce the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. This applies to both employees (internal) and external customers.
  • Business Focus - interest in and knowledge of the business strategy and key business drivers; links R&D initiatives and programs to business needs.
  • Results Oriented - able to define goals and metrics, develop actionable plans and manage work to achieve desired outcomes; has a sense of urgency and fosters the same in others.
  • Satisfies Customers - accurately identifies customer requirements and delivers consistent results; ensures that escalated partner/customer issues are resolved with urgency.
  • Leadership - takes initiative; willing to make unpopular decisions if it's in the best interest of the organization.
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