Pactiv Evergreen Inc.

Automations Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Lake Forest
Position Type
Full Time
Pay Type


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at




This position will report into the company’s Automation Engineering group, that supports over 40 manufacturing sites.


The ideal candidate lives near a major airport and is located in the midwest or east coast.



  • Identify/Scope/Manage automation programs/projects across the company’s entire manufacturing system.
  • Capital projects/programs to range from $0.1 to $5 million.
  • Provides expert consultation in multiple areas for the design, development and implementation of automated equipment and systems.
  • Develops breakthrough solutions to improve the efficiency of end of line operations through the application of automation.
  • Areas of automation include, but are not limited to, product counting/bagging, case packing, palletizing, product conveying, industrial and collaborative robotic systems.
  • Develops process/equipment specifications and operational metrics (KPI’s).
  • Perform vetting analysis for all projects, includes financial, operational and technical analysis.
  • Create and manage Capital Authorization Requests (CAR’s).
  • Develops process methods and controls to meet quality standards.
  • Develops, writes, implements, submits and/or presents various technical reports or CARs in support of cost reduction and operational efficiency improvements.
  • Prepare standard work and training protocol for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment and systems installed.
  • Responsible for coordinating and performing 2P’s and FMEA for all concepts and final designs.
  • Manage multidisciplinary teams as well as contractors/consultants and vendors.
  • Troubleshoots mechanical, electrical equipment and process issues and provides technical leadership and training to resolve same.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required with 5-10+ years of applicable experience.
  • Demonstrated application of complex concepts, practices and procedures within particular engineering field.
  • Has fundamental understanding of first principles required in the design and manufacture automation systems.
  • PLC and Controls System programming required. Robot programming a plus.
  • Proven root problem solving skills on processes. (Pareto generation/analysis, Fishbone Diagram, Five Whys, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA))
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Concepts such as Production Preparedness (2P), Kaizens, Mistake Proofing, Visual Management, etc., a plus.
  • Six Sigma experience a plus.
  • Statistical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and motivational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and establish priorities.
  • Manufacturing process (plastic/paper)/project engineering experience.
  • Solid communications skills, both written and verbal, required.
  • Recognized as a technical leader and key resource.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Visio, as well as AutoCAD & SAP.
  • Up to 65% Travel.

For individuals hired to work remotely, Pactiv Evergreen is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The compensation range is specific to this remote position and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. At Pactiv Evergreen, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $78,200 to $130,400.


Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law.  For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email


 All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.


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