Plant Engineer

Hood Packaging Corp.

Monticello, AR

Hood Packaging Corporation has a rich history in North America as a leader in the packaging industry. From day one, our company has been at the forefront in the design and manufacture of a wide range of packaging materials. Our goal at Hood Packaging is to provide a product that is manufactured in a safety conscious environment with attention to high quality, timeliness, and that consistently exceeds customer expectations. We are able to meet our goal every day because we employ some of the best packaging people in the industry. We couldn't succeed without our dedicated employees. If you are looking for more than just a job and you want a career. Consider Hood Packaging Corporation. 

Hood Packaging is currently recruiting for a Plant Engineer at our Monticello, Arkansas plant. 

Functional Responsibilities

  • Identifies, develops, and manages process improvement projects specifically aimed at improving operational efficiencies (waste, productivity, costs).  This includes the ongoing development and training of required methods and procedures. 
  • Trouble Shoots daily production and process problems, communicates with Sr. Manufacturing Manager, Production Superintendent, Supervisors and Operators regarding run problems, investigates root causes and recommends and implements corrective actions.
  • Works in conjunction with manufacturing and maintenance personnel to ensure consistent operation of equipment to prescribed conditions, once developed. Identifies any/all of the following:  set-up and run parameters; maintenance intervals; and/or material specifications.  
  • Develops supporting set up, run and change over documentation and facilitates all training.
  • Writes, performs, analyzes, and reports on validations to support process standardization.
  • Develops project justifications, ROI analysis and proper project/capital requests consistent with company policy.   
  • Takes lead on management and implementation of safety initiatives.   Always operates with safety considerations as paramount.
  • Assists Manufacturing in preparing standard operating conditions with the appropriate input from the machine operators, supervisors and technical personnel.
  • Determines the need for and justifies capital projects such as source equipment and components by completing and routing Allocation for capital form.
  • Acquires knowledge of procedures, work instructions, and associated forms as required by the Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Assist in ensuring HACCP, GMP’s Work Instructions, and safe quality food system requirements are in compliance

Functional Requirements

  • Regular use of computers, telephones and other types of office equipment.
  • Must organize complex tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Available between all shifts.


Education & Experience

  • Four-year degree in Engineering – ME, IE, ChE or manufacturing engineer and 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • A complete understanding of quality management systems and tools, including SPC, Pareto charts, Histograms, brainstorming, and Six Sigma concepts and applications.


  • Strong mechanical/electrical and process knowledge understanding.
  • PC knowledge for statistical methods.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all Paper Bag Group manufacturing processes.
  • Good communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.

Hood Packaging Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap or any other legally protected status.