Process Engineer - Hood Packaging Corporation

Hood Packaging Corporation

Sibley, IA, US

               To provide technical assistance to Flexible Packaging Manufacturing Plant operations in the form of 

               Process improvement, cost reduction, safety enhancement, and efficiency.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Regular contact with Manufacturing Manager to review projects.
  • Frequent contact with Sales Reps, Customer Service, Quality Manager, Production and Maintenance personnel.  
  • Some contact with Customers.  


  • Regular use of computers, telephones and other types of office equipment.
  • Must organize complex tasks and meet deadlines
  • Available between all shifts


  • Significant time is spent on the floor and the remaining time is spent in an office setting.  Hazards are those normally associated with a Plant position and include noise levels above 85 decibels, warm building temperature during mid-summer months. 
  • Personal and product safety requirements for the plant include hearing protection, safety glasses, safety shoes and hairnets in facilities that require them.


  • Office in plant and entire facility



Education & Experience

  • Four-year degree in Engineering – ME, IE, ChE or manufacturing engineer and 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • A complete understanding of quality management systems and tools, including SPC, Pareto charts, Histograms, brainstorming, and Lean Manufacturing concepts and applications.


  • Strong mechanical/electrical and process knowledge understanding.
  • PC knowledge for statistical methods and engineering tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all Flexible Packaging Group manufacturing processes.
  • Good communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.


Within the limits of applicable policies, procedures and established plans, he/she has authority to take action and make decisions.  The assignment of work or delegation or responsibility does not relinquish responsibility for results.  Performance will be measured by the extent to which the responsibilities have been fulfilled.


Functional Responsibilities

  • Identifies, develops, and manages process improvement projects specifically aimed at improving operational efficiencies (safety, quality, productivity, waste and costs).  This includes the ongoing development and training of required methods and procedures. 
  • Trouble Shoots daily production and process problems, communicates with Plant Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Supervisors and Operators regarding run problems, investigates root causes and recommends and implements corrective actions.
  • Works in conjunction with manufacturing and maintenance personnel to ensure consistent operation of equipment to prescribed conditions, once developed. Identifies any/all of the following:  set-up and run parameters; maintenance intervals; and/or material specifications.  
  • Develops supporting set up, run and change over documentation and facilitates all training.
  • Writes, performs, analyzes, and reports on validations to support process standardization.
  • Develops project justifications, ROI analysis and proper project/capital requests consistent with company policy.   
  • Takes lead on management and implementation of safety initiatives.     Always operates with safety considerations as paramount.
  • Assists Manufacturing in preparing standard operating conditions with the appropriate input from the machine operators, supervisors and technical personnel.
  • Determines the need for and justifies capital projects such as source equipment and components by completing and routing Allocation for capital form.
  • Assists Sales and Packaging Engineer in the development of customer specifications.  
  • Acquires knowledge of procedures, work instructions, and associated forms as required by the Supervisor.
  • Assist in ensuring HACCP, GMP’s Work Instructions, and safe quality food system requirements are in compliance.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise projects working with Management, Supervisors, Maintenance and Production employees.

Location: Sibley, IA, US

Type: Full Time

Open: Thursday December 29th

Close: Sunday January 29th 2023