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Engineer, Technical Writer

Location:
Rochester, New York, United States
Salary:
negotiable
Posted:
November 03, 2018

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Jack DiMartino

** **** ***** *********, ** *****

Cell: 603-***-**** Email: ac7lis@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE:

To obtain a position that allows me to use my interpersonal, communication and project management skills to their fullest extent.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Strong science background and scientific documentation skills with 3+ years technical writing experience.

Experienced with GMP’s, and have designed and written many processes, test procedures and training documents for Quality Assurance, Trainers and other departments

Excellent project management skills including oral and written communication; working with personnel from many different departments and organizations from Business, Sales, Manufacturing and Transportation.

Adept at using Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word and Excel, Adobe Photoshop and TOPS.

15 years of corporate and industrial experience in multiple areas including Technical Services, R&D and Operations.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Applied Science & Technology - Packaging, 1992 - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser (Apprentice) – 04/2016

WORK EXPERIENCE:

ACOSTA VALUATION SERVICES, Rochester, NY 09/2018 - Present

MONROE COUNTY APPRAISAL ASSOCIATES, Rochester, NY 01/2016 – 08/2018

Work both as a licensed residential home appraiser apprentice; appraising homes up to 4 families, as well as working hourly for the owner who is also an appraiser and my trainer.

Hourly work included logins, type of appraisal and location etc.

Determine taxes and zoning for incoming appraisals.

Assist on appraisals reports such adding information to Assignment pages, maps etc.

LiDESTRI FOODS, Rochester, NY Senior Packaging Engineer - Operations 05/14– 06/15

Accountable for all packaging operations responsibilities for Sauces (9 months) and for the Spirits Division

(4 months) working with Customers, Vendors, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Marketing.

Projects included:

oDeveloping and launching the full packaging system for a new production line to fill gallon (PP) and

half gallon (PET) ice tea in a 5 month period. (January to May 2015)

oQualifying a new supplier for 50 mL PET bottles and all the accompanying packaging for the product.

oCreating a base line for acceptable pressure-sensitive label stocks for new LiDestri Spirit Customers.

oManaging shrink neck sleeves, capsules, corks, ROPP and tamper-evident plastic closures.

oQualifying multiple metal lug and CT closures and accompanying glass jars, bottles and labels.

oDeveloping shelf-ready display shippers for Customers.

oQualifying incoming/outgoing pallet unit load patterns, pallets, tier and top sheets, corner posts, stretch wraps.

oGallon and half gallon PP projects for Customers including custom corrugated trays and inserts.

oTeam member, developed and executed a new company specification system.

oWriting several procedures including ship testing and inspection qualifications.

STONYFIELD FARM, Londonderry, NH R&D Packaging Manager 01/09 – 04/14

Responsible for all packaging initiatives including innovation, productivity, marketing, sustainability and quality.

Trained and managed Product R&D Food Technologists for Packaging on three different occasions.

Created and developed industrial baselines for packaging quality check processes and technical specifications

Established R&D testing qualification, three-stage process, for packaging including production and shipping trials.

Worked with Manufacturing, Maintenance and Quality, developed baseline quality criteria for incoming and finished packaging for horizontal f/f/s multi-packs, pre-formed cups, lidding, shrink sleeves, bottles, corrugated, paperboard.

Created and developed a simple packaging specification database as well as packaging weight and finished packaging volume databases used throughout the company for Sales sheets, SAP, Manufacturing, Corporate Quality

Saved over 400,000 lbs and several million dollars in packaging reductions without succumbing to increased damage in the distribution cycle. These projects included:

oConversion of multi-pack yogurt from polystyrene to plant-based PLA, the first of its kind in the Dairy industry. Conversion led to a 20% reduction in film gauge and reduced weight of f/f/s cups by 10%.

oReplacing injection-molded, 32oz. cups for thermoformed cups, reducing the package by 17%.

oRemoving the foil from all smoothie bottles and converting to a plug-fit cap for three different bottles.

oConverting several hand-packed Club cases from pre-printed corrugated to a paperboard cartons which decreased packaging cost and weight by over 20% as well as lead time and quantity of pre-orders.

Packaging lead for the first, fresh yogurt pouch in the US in 2013 and created a multi-pack, stand-alone

displayable-shipper for the pouches.

Developed and launched new packaging for two new production lines and three package sizes for Stonyfield Greek.

Technical lead of a cross-functional initiative to convert the majority of all yogurt cups from dry-offset printing to shrink sleeves in 2012.

Stonyfield’s sustainable packaging lead and managed their Wal-Mart scorecard from 2009 – 2013.

KRAFT FOODS, Tarrytown, NY Packaging Engineer - 08/05 – 12/08

North American Beverages Sustainable Packaging Lead -

Updated and trained packaging and R & D management on current environmental information and corporate sustainability initiatives including Kraft’s Eco- tool, packaging reductions, sustainable materials and package design.

Led a team of eight people and was the technical point-person for converting Yuban and Nabob Coffee brands from steel to composite cans; launched in May 2008.

Key member of the Maxwell House, three pound plastic container project, primarily responsible for design of the over cap, cap fit and bulk cap delivery system.

Point-person for project specs, QC checks, procedures, process operating guide and sustainable packaging initiatives.

Managed, trained and mentored a co-op student for six months

PRESTIGE BRANDS, Irvington, NY, Packaging Engineer 04/05 - 08/05

Member of the Operations Department responsible for many major household products and a few OTC brands

Worked with Marketing, Sales, Graphics, and Planning groups to help develop new products and extend brand lines while working closely with vendors, production plants and co-packers.

Evaluated new projects relying heavily on COGs including package price-points, tolling, labor, and distribution costs.

Updated all artwork and package specifications for each product line, approximately 75 – 100 SKU’s.

KRAFT FOODS/EQUITY PKGING, Consultant, Tarrytown, NY 10/04 - 04/05

Consultant for Coffee Division, evaluated all U.S. metal can operations, specifications and QC in Kraft coffee plants.

Conducted line trials and packaging tests for related labels, over caps, cartons, composite cans, trays and shippers.

Worked with marketing on coffee packaging development for club stores in national channels using TOPS software.

ELEMENT K, Rochester, NY, Instructional Designer 06/00 - 02/04

Designed and wrote instructionally sound media elements, conveying highly technical information for online learners by working with Graphic Designers, and Content and Multimedia Developers to ensure accuracy of online content.

NF ASSOCIATES, Webster, NY, Technical Writer/ Analyst 04/97 - 06/00

Supported Xerox’s NAISC Transportation, Equipment Logistics Division writing Carrier installation manuals for digital and color Xerox products. Trained-the-Xerox trainers how to install new Xerox products on a quarterly basis.

SENECA FOODS CORP, Marion, NY Packaging Coordinator 07/93 - 04/97

Developed a Can Manufacturing Techniques Manual, organized company metal packaging specs, supplied technical assistance to production plants, tested new packages, performed warehouse finished goods damage studies, coordinated and approved branded label changes including artwork and legalities

Three- 6 month co-op jobs in college including M&M/MARS, Ciba-Geigy and Nestle.

AWARDS & OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Project Manager for a plant-based plastic yogurt cup, which won 4 major packaging awards in 2011 including: the AmeriStar, Dupont, Greener Package, and PAC (Canadian).

PAC Award for Sustainability in 2009 for conversion of steel coffee cans to paper-wound cans.



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