Engineering Manager - Materials & Converting

at PREGIS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING LLC in Aurora, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Engineering Manager - Materials & Converting
Aurora, IL 60504, USA
 Req #2233
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

We're Not Just in the Packaging Business-We're in the "Wow" Business

Pregis is Hiring!

Why Join Pregis?

Pregis is in the packaging business to protect what matters. We are committed to providing our customers and employees sustainable growth through purpose-driven innovation and customer-centric packaging solutions. If you are looking for a company that is thriving across various high growth industries and is innovative, customer focused, high integrity, believes in strong teamwork and collaboration,  is the company for you. Check out the  to learn how sustainability and social responsibility is at the very core of our company DNA.

Job Description

To support Pregis' aggressive growth plans, The Engineering Manager - Materials & Converting will lead NPD projects and innovation initiatives across Pregis. Key initiatives this role will be responsible for include sustainable consumable product offering through material development and next generation converting technologies.

This is a diverse role requiring ability to adapt and learn the various technologies within Pregis that are unique to provide packaging solutions to our customers. Not only understanding the converting technology but in this role, you would need to understand the fitness-for use of the products in application to continue to advance, develop, enhance and test these solutions to realize improved products for our markets. This role will report to the Vice-President, Technology and be based in Aurora, IL.


Lead projects from development through to commercialization using the NPC (New Product Commercialization) process
Create roadmap to prove out concepts, whether that include modification to manufacturing or pilot equipment
Work strategically with approved external partners to accelerate new ideas, flushing out and documenting, and communicating status and next steps
Manage projects while mentoring and support team members on projects, vendor selection and management


Require: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
A minimum of 12-15 years' experience in a combination of roles as mechanical/ electrical/ manufacturing/ plant engineer. Working predominantly in plastic, paper, nonwoven web handling manufacturing environments.
Troubleshooting - Able to lead a group or individuals on root cause analysis on manufacturing equipment, in person or remote - Occam's Razor
Controls experience
PLC programming; HMI programming
Servo and Stepper motor control programming
Basic understanding of pneumatic systems and controls
Understanding of 3 phase power, line transformers, 3-phase power distribution, switch gear, facility wiring, and machine connection.
Capital Project Management
Project Planning
Create and track budget; Support and execute PTP within SAP Requisition
Create theory of operation documentation
Review quotes from vendors and be able to revise with vendor as required
Provide Project Tracker updates to Leadership on project status
Knowledge of Safety requirements CE compliance
Interface with plant management
Support new equipment in manufacturing environment
Hand-off to local personnel
Support maintenance
Coordinate operator and maintenance training
Scheduling of multiple vendors
Interfacing with various outside contractors
Organizing and managing project installations
NPD Product Development
Execution of multiple project paths to prove out concepts, build and/or modify pilot equipment to create consumable product prototypes
Translate pilot/prototype to full-scale machine capability
The ability to understand machine capability, what it can do and cannot do
Able to conceptually design and choose machine build partner, easily vet out who can and cannot have the skills necessary to complete the job.
Retain and build a trusted network of external service providers, including machine shops, electricians, control/system integrators.
Must be able to successfully interact and communicate within our business units, outside contractors and suppliers.
Ability to manage small team of Engineers and Technicians.
Self-Directed - able to manage multiple projects without significant oversight
Strong sense of ownership... For full info follow application link.

We offer equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We support inclusion and believe in welcoming a collective sum of individual differences, thoughts, traits, and characteristics to represent Pregis’ culture and achievements        

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Job Posting: 11712413

Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

Updated On: Mar 29, 2024

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