South Bend, IN

Position Desired

Packaging Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Obtain a position where I can exercise my interpersonal skills and meet the needs of those to whom I perform services.
September 2007-Present McCormick and Spices South Bend IN

Laboratory Technologist III
„Ï Organize, manage and coordinate end user packaging trials
„Ï Identify and evaluate packaging related defects
„Ï Familiar with performance testing (Shock, Vibration, COF)
„Ï Assist in troubleshooting issues at line trials
„Ï Understanding of the specification system
„Ï Perform material evaluations upon receipt and yearly
„Ï Knowledge across a wide range of packaging material
„Ï Contact Vendors and Suppliers about packaging related issues
„Ï Review Corrective Actions and Root Causes
„Ï Knowledge of product packaging through production/distribution, to final installation and/or destination
„Ï Knowledge of applicable ISO, ISTA, ASTM testing standards and methods related to packaging
„Ï Demonstrated problem solving skills (DMAICL)
„Ï Proficiency in Microsoft Office
„Ï Excellent verbal and written communication
„Ï Had GMP/GLP/HACCP/Flavor Sensory/SQF/Safety/Document Control and CPR training
„Ï Created job in series for the Quality dept.
„Ï Continuous Improvement Facilitator
„Ï Continuous Improvement Project Leader
„Ï Lead the Quality Department meetings
„Ï Leader in High Performance Work Systems includes benchmarking, training new/existing employees, travel to supplier/vendor locations, writing Sop¡¦s and assign travel location for team.
„Ï Assure compliance to Regulatory, Company and Customer quality and food safety requirements through auditing and program implementation. Inspect all incoming Raw material and Packaging material. Verify compliance of Certificates of Analysis and perform random testing
„Ï Respond to requests for quality issues and communicate the level of customer satisfaction
„Ï Ensure Quality Systems is understood and executed by associates with influence on product, regulatory or process quality
„Ï Provide support to the quality team to assure Quality and Operational goals and objectives are met
„Ï Identify and execute projects to standardize and lean/simplify quality systems, processes and procedures
„Ï Develop key process measures to determine process effectiveness and areas for improvement
„Ï Ability to quickly gain an understanding of multiple data inputs, intuitively assimilating seemingly disparate information and rendering clear and connected direction
„Ï Perform Gram St...

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