Engineer 3 - Packaging Systems

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.

As an Engineer 3 in our Packaging Systems Engineering Department, you will be designing and driving critical initiatives by commercializing new products from inception to completion. You will be working cross functionally with Senior Leadership Teams to launch new packaging though highly visible projects.
What You Will Do

Project Management:

  • Develops a start-up plan for new packages and products, translating the overall project goals into testing and action plan. Ensures risk assessments are performed and gains alignment on project plans. Has contingency plans in place for ahead/ behind conditions.
  • Maintains an understanding on how project decisions impact business drivers.
  • Demonstrates ability to collect, interpret, and relate technical data to key stakeholders

Continuous Improvement:

  • Leads or supports cross-functional teams in the building or improving of processes, systems, or capital assets.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Utilize Lean Principles and Tools, such as PDCA cycle, Pareto Charts, 5-Whys?, and Standard Work to drive continuous improvement.

Enlisting Partners:

  • Effectively presents ideas both written and spoken.
  • Prepares and delivers succinct and pertinent presentations to department leaders.
  • Facilitates team meetings to gather key project input and make critical decisions.
  • Functions as a liaison with customers, other departments, and organizations to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Provides department leaders with recommendations on complex operational issues.
  • Communicates project status and makes recommendations to eliminate roadblocks to success.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering plus 3 years of Engineering experience, reflecting increasing levels of responsibility, which may include Gallo TMDP or OMDP experience; OR Master’s Degree in Engineering plus 1 years of Engineering experience, reflecting increasing levels of responsibility, which may include Gallo TMDP or OMDP experience; OR PhD of Engineering and previous Engineering Internship experience.
  • Understands Basic Engineering and can follow standard work to achieve goals.

What Will Set You Apart

  • BS in Engineering Management, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bio-Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or Civil Engineering.
  • L6S Certification (Black Belt/ Green Belt).
  • Presentation Skills.
  • Technical Writing Skills.
  • Technical Evaluation Skills.
  • Strong Enlisting and Engaging Skills.
  • Three or more years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • CPG Manufacturing Systems (Filling, Labeling, Packaging, etc.).
    • Winery Manufacturing Systems (Fermentation, Piping, Filtration, etc.).
    • Utility Systems (Power & Distribution, Steam, Water, Waste, etc.).
    • Data Systems (SQL, Trending, Reporting, Visualization).
    • Control Systems (Rockwell, SCADA, PLC, Instrumentation).
    • Project Management.
    • Glass Manufacturing Systems.
    • R&D stagegate process (carrying out lab-pilot-production trials and scale-up projects related to new processes/products).
    • Wine/Spirits/beverages knowledge (Fermentation Science, Separations, winery processes, wine chemistry, new product development/innovation, food safety, HAACP).
    • Agricultural Equipment and Infrastructure Systems (Irrigation, site grading, drainage, etc.).

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
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Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.

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