Packaging Solutions - Project Engineer

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Job Location

Rural Hall, NC, United States

Job Description

Hood Container Corporation (HCC) is seeking a dynamic leader to join our team as a Packaging Solutions Project Engineer. The individual in this position is responsible for leading projects including fulfillment process & equipment improvements and capital proposals/justifications. This position requires a broad knowledge of the fulfilment activities in order to apply continuous improvement to all aspects of the business. This position requires project management experience from defining the project, working with vendors/contractors to receive quotations, writing capital project justifications, writing purchase orders, creating/maintaining project timelines, overseeing project activities, attending factory acceptance tests (FATs), to overseeing installation and training. This individual will interact across all levels including management, technical, office, and hourly employees. Research, development, and implementation of new processes, procedures, equipment, and training of operators and maintenance staff are required. This position requires an individual who possesses a self-starting & diligent work ethic and is able to work independently toward project delivery without daily direction/supervision.


Reports to the Regional Engineering Manager.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Salary)


Primary Responsibilities

  1. Lead or support equipment purchase projects, equipment productivity/process improvement initiatives using project management methodologies
  2. Assist the Regional Engineering Manager with project selection and prioritization.
  3. Manage projects in such a way as to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations. Possess and continually update knowledge of fulfillment processes and materials. Develop and maintain relationships with packaging and packaging equipment suppliers/vendors. Effectively communicate project status through verbal and written reports.
  4. Provide fulfillment equipment expertise and technical support. Improve existing equipment and manufacturing processes to maximize productivity and throughput while maintaining or exceeding quality requirements. Manage fulfillment equipment projects from initial research, through economic justification, purchase, qualification, installation, and start-up.
  5. Provide staff engineering support to multiple plants as necessary.

Secondary Responsibilities

  1. Provides support and assistance to industrial engineering and operations.
  2. Provides technical assistance to maintenance department.
  3. Performs all other duties as assigned, may include travel (less than 10%)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Broad knowledge and experience with various type of packaging and fulfillment equipment.
  2. Four-year degree in Engineering or other related field of study. A combination of higher education and work experience may also be acceptable.
  3. Three to five years of successful project engineering experience in a like or related industry.
  4. Strong emphasis on Project Management skills, effective problem-solving methodology and mechanical aptitude.
  5. Well organized and detail oriented, with strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  6. Ability to work in a fast-paced, time-pressured, team environment, on multiple projects

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations NA


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, which do not affect performance or cost standards, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and / or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The access to the work environment is ground level.

Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, safety glasses, earplugs or earmuffs and safety shoes may be required to perform job tasks.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Safety and security – Observe safety and security procedures; Reports unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Leadership – Establishes high morale throughout staff by showing fairness, consistency, and support of employees.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problem in a timely manner.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Contributes to building positive team spirit.
  • Training and Mentoring – Effectively trains and mentors employees on the proper setup, operation, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Diversity – Promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics – Treats people with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support – Supports organization’s goals, values, and code of ethics.
  • Judgment – Exhibit’s sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner.


Employment with Hood Container Corporation is voluntarily entered into, and employees are free to resign at will at any time, with or without cause. Similarly, Hood Container Corporation may terminate the employment relationship at will at any time, with or without notice or cause, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law.

This policy supersedes all existing policies and practices and may not be amended or added to without express written approval of the Chief Executive Officer of Hood Container Corporation.


The statements made in this job description are not intended to create a contract. The job should not be construed to constitute contractual of any kind or a contract of employment between Hood Container Corporation and an applicant or employee. The provisions of this job description have been developed at the discretion of Hood Container Corporation.


Location: Rural Hall, North Carolina, US

Posted Date: 3/10/2023
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March 10, 2023
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