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Scientist, R&D - Packaging Development

Boulder, Colorado, United States
January 11, 2018

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College: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Degree Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science received May 2014 GPA: 3.8

Minor: Business Administration

Concentration: History


Software: Microsoft Office, SAP and Interspec, Cape and Tops, Blue and Atlas, Rapid, Agile Specification System and Meridian, AutoCAD, Lansmont Vibration and Compression Software Personal: Project management, prioritization and attention to detail OBJECTIVE

Packaging Engineer with five years of work experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, looking to utilize knowledge of specification development, industry testing, close attention to detail, and a strong worth ethic to acquire a packaging position

724.***.**** Boulder, Colorado Olivia Chrash


THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY (formerly H.J . Heinz) Scientist, R&D – Packaging Development Pittsburgh, PA July 2014 to September 2017

Lead Packaging Scientist for New Product Development and Brand Maintenance projects on numerous brands: TGIF, Bagel Bites, Delimex, Nancy’s, Velveeta Frozen Snacks, A1, Lea and Perrins, Heinz Vinegar, Heinz Gravy, Heinz Pickles, and Jack Daniels BBQ Sauces

Creates specifications for primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging components

Facilitate the successful launch of multiple new products, line extensions, and graphic refreshes resulting in more than $500,000 in product sales

Clearly communicates to matrix organization about packaging timelines and risk management

Works with suppliers to develop and specify base packaging material specifications, proves functionality of these base materials at factory level and evaluating with the cross functional team for necessary machine changes and cost implementation

Completes and evaluates packaging integrity tests: ship (vibration), oxy-sense, drop, freezing, and microwave

Manage the ordering of packaging components for trials

Completes Product Load Requests and Bill of Material Loads to facilitate the execution of product launches and graphics refreshes promptly

Understanding of multiple product launch processes for internal and co-manufacturing facilities

Initiated and lead process improvement for system integration of new items into SAP

Performed cross functional work as a Product Developer creating bench-top dressings and frozen meal samples along with generating meticulous formulation worksheets

Oversaw start-up production launch at co-manufacturing facility for both product and packaging components LINDT & SPRUNGLI (USA) INC. Packaging Engineer Intern Stratham, NH June 2011 to December 2011

Completed multiple projects ranging from retail display development to individual carton design

Created solutions for secondary and tertiary packaging designs as an active member of a dynamic team environment

SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION Packaging Engineer Intern Trumbull, CT January 2012 to June 2012

Collaborated with manufacturing department to create and revise bill of material forms, packaging specifications and pallet patterns using Interspec and TOPS

Initiated research on new sensory packaging materials PACKAGING DYNAMICS LAB AT ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Lab Technician Rochester, NY June 2013 to May 2014

Supervised studies on packaging with compliance to distinct standards required by the clients

Exposed product deficiencies found in testing, documented and reported those test results for clients REFERENCES

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