Director Automation Engineering

Director Automation Engineering

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc. 


  • Initiate/Develop/Manage automation programs across the company’s entire manufacturing and warehousing footprint.
  • 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.
  • Manages and mentors 4+ direct reports, as well as numerous contractors.
  • Areas of automation include, but are not limited to, product counting/bagging, case packing, palletizing, product conveying.
  • Develops process/equipment specifications.
  • Perform vetting analysis for all projects, includes financial, operational and technical analysis.
  • 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.
  • Oversee Capital management for all automation programs/projects.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoots mechanical, electrical equipment and process issues and provides technical leadership and training to resolve same.
  • Make presentations (verbal and written) to technical manufacturing, and business leadership to sell ideas and report on projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required with master’s preferred.
  • Typically has 15+ years of applicable experience in automation.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and motivational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and establish priorities.
  • Process/project engineering experience.
  • Solid communications skills, both written and verbal, required.
  • Recognized as a technical leader and key resource.
  • Up to 50% Travel.

At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Want to learn more? Visit  

Pactiv LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, unfavorable military discharge, or any other legally protected status. #LI-TM1 ”IND1P”

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