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Packaging Engineer at Gray Solutions

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Lexington, Kentucky





Job Description:

Team Member Role: Packaging Engineer

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Director, Process

Status: Exempt

At Gray Solutions our mission is to Create Customer Centric, Outcome Based Process, Automation and Technology Solutions Through Deep Collaboration and Lasting Partnerships.

Formed in 2018, Gray Solutions, a Gray company, is a leader in automation and process integration for customers in the Food & Beverage market. Our creative approach to optimizing complex integrated processes allows us to deliver fast, transformative results for projects of all sizes.

Gray is a fully integrated service provider deeply rooted in engineering, design, and construction services. As a family and employee-owned company, we focus on the manufacturing, food & beverage, automotive, distribution, mission-critical, and commercial markets for domestic and international customers. The Gray family of brands provides specialized capabilities across key markets and customers. Together, we deliver highly customized solutions that meet customers’ most sophisticated needs.

Job Requirements


  • Candidate shall have minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training in packaging systems design and integration for food, beverage, consumer products and/or pharmaceutical applications.

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in engineering related discipline; other fields considered with relevant work experience.

  • Effective communication skills are required to support coordination amongst customers, vendors, sub-contractors and other project team members.

  • Must possess advanced computer skills including the ability to utilize AutoCAD for development of equipment general arrangements, throughput calculations, and flow diagrams

  • The new team member should be an energetic, self-motivated individual who enjoys a team environment, as well as a passion for collaboration and professional development. If you are a high achiever striving to exceed expectations in a fast-paced innovative company, then Gray Solutions is the place for you.

  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions

  • Lead packaging systems integration efforts across project lifecycle including; development of forward-thinking system concepts, identify vendor supported designs, overall systems integration, budget development and management, and coordination with associated project disciplines for installation, start-up and commissioning.

  • Develop relationships with key vendor suppliers and design/installation partners

  • Support customer packaging material development through knowledge of leading packaging formats and available systems to meet throughput requirements and budget constraints

  • General understanding of AGV/Robot and ASRS material handling systems and how they integrate with packaging systems

  • Knowledge of packaging materials and equipment common to food, beverage and consumer products industry – including high speed filling and sealing equipment and secondary quality control, case packing and palletizing equipment

  • Understanding of machine and control systems design best practices and how selections or specifications impact the customers operations and maintainability.

  • Ability to develop technical specifications and bid packages for equipment, systems and installations – manage bid analysis for presentation and recommendation to customer, award work to vendors and sub-contractors.

  • General ability to manage projects including scope, budget, schedule and associated vendor, sub-contractor and customer interactions.

  • Candidates should be able to complete projects without help from others but may also be responsible for managing multiple projects, vendors, customer relationships and larger teams.

  • Ability to manage vendors and sub-contractors onsite through installation, commissioning and training to successful systems turnover to customer

  • Responsible for the communication, implementation and enforcement of Gray’s safety program while onsite.

Physical Demands & Work Environment


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the team member is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands or arms and talk or hear. They may occasionally be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision.

  • Travel to customer and project locations as required (>20%).

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May supervise other team members, as well as subcontractors and partners.

EEO Disclaimer

  • Our Company will be proactive in employing and advancing qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected status.

Job Description Updated: November, 2020