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Engineer Packaging Systems(Amplify Snack Brands)

Company: HersheyCareers
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Engineer Packaging Systems(Amplify Snack Brands)
Job Location: Austin, TX

Pay Band: A8



*This position is open to fully remote



Company Background:


Amplify Snack Brands, a division of Hershey, is a high growth “better-for-you” snack brand company based in Austin, Texas. Led by a team of world-class executives, the company produces guilt-free snacking products and prides itself on having products that taste great with simple ingredients. Our brands, SkinnyPop, Paqui, and Pirate’s Booty embody our mission of “snacking without compromise.” For additional information, please visit:


Position Summary:


The Engineer will be a vital member of the Operations & Strategy group supporting Amplify’s Supply Chain. This position utilizes all aspects of conceptual engineering design, cost estimation techniques, system and project proposal development, supplier evaluations, equipment and system installation and start up, and successful transition of the system to the plant operating and maintenance staff.


This position requires domestic travel (depending on projects, travel can range from 35-50 %) at times to support on-going business needs. International travel would only be for equipment research if we source international (which is typically 1 week in duration) and varies by project.




  • Provide technical analyses, develop alternatives (cost estimates, feasibility, specifications, and interpretation of requirements) and prepare recommendations, if required.
  • Design and provide the optimal packaging solution for a given project. These solutions will include packaging and control support for all phases of the capital projects including development of system concepts, design, cost estimating, system installation, check-out, commissioning, training, and successful transition of deliverables, including system operation manuals, maintenance documents, and technical knowledge to the plant staff as defined in Hershey’s Project Management process.
  • Development, Management, and Implementation of Amplify’s annual capital budget.
  • Lead collaborative continuous improvement initiatives with strategic partners from ideation through execution; ensuring annual savings offset inflationary pressures against strategic growth plan.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to identify process and manufacturing alternatives that meet new business requirements or establish functional excellence.
  • Evaluate and participate in cross-functional processes to diagnose root cause issues and provide options for resolution.





  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering required (Mechanical/Electrical/Mechatronics majors preferred)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with packaging systems design



Additional Knowledge/Skills Required:


  • Common packaging materials used in the food packaging industry
  • High speed flow wrapping
  • Secondary packaging such as carton and tray loading, statistical scales, and bagging equipment
  • Tertiary packaging such as case packaging and palletizing
  • Machine and equipment design
  • Servo and control technology
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) (Allen-Bradley, Siemens, etc.)
  • Electrical and electronic industrial instrumentation
  • Automation and process control
  • Industrial computer systems and networks
  • Distributed control systems
  • Other automation, electrical power, computer, and control technologies
  • Proven experience with AutoCAD, Excel, and SAP desired
  • Hands-on problem solver, focusing on detailed problem resolution and documentation
  • Must possess the ability to understand and apply sound engineering solutions keeping in mind costs, schedules and operational performance
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are critical
  • Must have strong PC skills
  • Ability and wiliness to work effectively in a diverse, disciplined team environment and work with limited supervision
  • Must have the demonstrated potential to accept new and challenging work assignments
  • Must possess demonstrated basic technical knowledge in the packaging controls arena




Amplify Snack Brands, a division of The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of Amplify Snack Brands is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Amplify Snack Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans



Keywords: HersheyCareers, Austin , Engineer Packaging Systems(Amplify Snack Brands), Other , Austin, Texas

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