Senior Project Engineer in Rochester, NY - but location flexible for strong candidate NY

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Operational Innovations, Inc.
Senior Project Engineer
Job ID: 
Rochester, NY - but location flexible for strong candidate NY
Competitive, commensurate with experience
Job Types:
Manufacturing/Mechanical Engr., Packaging Engineer, Project Engineer/Manager

Ready to travel again?  We need you!  Are you intelligent, competent, and self-motivated with strong engineering skills? Can you grasp the big picture while working on the technical detail? Do you want to work in a flexible environment with really bright folks who will challenge and teach you on a daily basis?  We are routinely working with leading world-wide food and beverage manufacturers to develop and implement exciting new packaging innovations on fast-paced schedules.   We now have an opportunity for a talented senior project engineer to join our small, dynamic, well-respected engineering firm.


Senior Packaging/Project Engineer



You should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering.



Solid technical understanding of both packaging equipment systems is essential.  Significant experience with high-speed food & beverage packaging operations is highly preferred to include all aspects of high-speed beverage packaging such as filling, capping, labeling, multi-packing, case packing, conveying, coding & palletizing. Exposure to development and commercialization of different package materials is desired including PET bottles, cans, glass, caps, cartons, corrugate cases & trays, shrink film, stretch film, vacuum packs, pouches, bags, & totes. Experience with aseptic filling is a big plus.

You should possess at least 5 years relevant packaging industry experience and have a proven track record of independently managing complex packaging projects involving both packaging equipment systems and packaging materials.



Exceptional written & verbal communication skills are essential.

Very strong working knowledge of AutoCAD, MS Word (complex formatting) and MS Excel (complex multi-sheet workbooks with macros) is necessary.  Knowledge of MS Project & MS PowerPoint preferred

Top-notch math skills together with concise technical writing.

Team player with ability to get on well with others is absolutely key.



Design & evaluation of new packaging equipment systems

Development of plant layout drawings

Performance of plant trials on new packaging materials and packaging machinery

Development of technical documentation to support commercialization of new packaging equipment systems and packaging materials

Analysis of performance of packaging equipment systems

Package quality testing with associated statistical analysis

Writing of technical manuals

Preparation of installation bid specifications

Overseeing of contractors performing site installation

Development & management of schedules and budgets for commercialization of new packaging equipment systems and packaging materials

Management of client relationships

Supervision of junior packaging engineers


Location & Travel

This position will be based at our office in Penfield (Rochester), New York. However, when we're thru COVID then significant travel (30% to 50%) within the USA may at times be required to meet our project workload.  Some possibility of working from your home in another location (likely North East USA) for a very well qualified candidate



Successful candidates will work in a challenging, but rewarding environment, and will be given the opportunity to realize their potential.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and benefits including paid vacation, health insurance, bonus, 401K, profit share, flex spend accounts, & flexible working conditions.

Operational Innovations Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You must be legally authorized to work in the USA.

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