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Florida’s Natural Growers
A Division of Citrus World, Inc.
20205 US Highway 27 North
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
(863) 676-1411
Job Title: Packaging Process Engineer
Company Name: Florida's Natural Growers
Reference: 16-35
Job Type: Full Time
Job Status: Days/M-F
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Company Info:

Florida's Natural Growers. Attn: Human Resources Department: 20205 US HWY 27, Lake Wales, FL  33853

Website: http://www.floridasnatural.com

We are a Drug Free and Alcohol Free Worlplace.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  M/F/D/V and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  All qualified Applicants


Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging Engineering preferred, Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering required.


A minimum of 3 years' experience working in a packaging related field, ideally with consumer product companies.  Preferred qualifications: 2 plus years' experience working as a Process Engineer with a consumer products company improving manufacturing and packaging efficiency by canalizing procedures, work processes, space requirements and equipment layouts.  Conduct process capability studies, establish standards, confirm or modify manufacturing and packaging processes.  Working knowledge of purchasing of packaging requirements in related industry.  Contract packaging and experience in an FDA related regulated products a plus.  Auto-CAD and 3D design.


Knowledge of packaging components and properties such as: cans, bottles, caps, seals, films, paperboard (folding cartons, labels) plastic processing (injection and extrusion blow molding.  Knowledge of packaging equipment and installation of equipment such as de-palletizers, fillers, cappers labelers, cooling, final packaging and palletizers, including complete packaging line installations. Project Management experience and structured problem solving; Validation, DOE, Root Cause Analysis.  Knowledge of Capital equipment procurement including preparation of Capital requests.  Demonstrated above-average performance as a Packaging Engineer with excellent leadership potential.  Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.  Good computer skills - Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project.

Job Functions:

Manage assigned Package Development projects, working with project teams to meet objectives and project ship to market dates.Communicate technical issues and details to the projet team and management.  Develop, engineer and test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet: consumer requirements, functional parameters, costing targets, manufacturing and shipping requirements. Execute new package designs and perform package components in plant techical trials through conducting pre-trial planning meetings, direct manufacturing trial, documenting results of trials and conducting post trial meetings.  Perform qualification on packaging, working with suppliers, from engineering prints to models and prototypes, through unit and production tooling.  Provide packaging options and risk mitigation strategies associated with each.  Provide technical input to package design process and assure package designed for manufacturing for manufacturing acceptability. Demonstrate ability to problem solve and troubleshoot in an automated production environment.  Will utilize appropriate investigative tools (i.e. test results), good engineering design principles and GMP's when investigating issues and recommending corrective actions.  Work with manager to ensure the packaging development process is functioning efficiently by assessing current processes and reports for management and other internal groups.  Reports include trip, supplier audit and current status.  Ability to write, review, revise and approve New Packaging Specifications, Bill of Materials, Packaging Assembly Specs.  Efficiently organize and manage workflow of multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.  Ability to effectively interact with vendors, contract manufacturers, suppliers and cross functional teams relative to packaging challenges.  Ability to review, write and implement Packaging SOPs.  Develop strong relationships supporting fast paced projects with Product Development, Purchasing, Operations and Suppliers.  Keep abreast of development across appropriate packaging and manufacturing technologies.

Additional Duties:

Must demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain packaging commitments to projects scheduling.  Prioritize and organize workload on multiple projects of low-to-medium complexity.  Develop and implement schedules, manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of all elements affecting the outcome of the program.  Clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members and support personnel with supervision.

Compensation: Salaried
How to Apply:

Please, visit our Human Resources Department to fill out an application.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 pm.

You may also email your resume to jobs@citrusworld.com.  All resumes should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Thank you.