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Pactiv Manufacturing Engineer - Extrusion in Frankfort, Illinois

Manufacturing Engineer - Extrusion

This position is for Pactiv Evergreen.


Provide extrusion equipment related engineering support and partner with Operations to maintain and continuously improve all aspects of a large and complex 24/7 plastic extrusion and thermoforming manufacturing operation. This includes safety, quality, schedule compliance, new product development, process/equipment reliability and performance (OEE), cost, and productivity.

  • Effectively utilizes reliability and process engineering techniques to optimize safety, quality, cost, and overall equipment effectiveness. Includes Preventative Maintenance (PM) for extrusion equipment, mean time between failure (MTBF), root cause analysis, and process failure mode analysis. Develops, plans, and implements improvements based on analytical methods.

  • Problem solve any technically related issues impacting production.

  • Creates and maintains accurate engineering, maintenance, process, and product specification related documentation.

  • Effectively utilizes lean manufacturing concepts and the Pactiv Business System to identify and sustainably eliminate waste.

  • Develops, scopes, and implements/manages cost reduction and capital projects while maintaining expense accounts within a given budget.

  • Typically supervises 1 - 2 non-salaried technicians.


  • BS degree preferred, in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering.

  • 3+ years engineering work in a manufacturing environment

  • Plastic extrusion process engineering or related experience in continuous manufacturing desired.

  • Leadership ability to work with and lead internal teams and external resources.

  • Strong analytical skills using standard software packages such as Excel and maintenance work order systems to identify opportunities

Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the new powerhouse within the food and beverage packaging industry was formed in September 2020 following the merger of two great organizations; Pactiv LLC, the leading manufacturer of food and beverage packaging solutions in North America, and Evergreen Packaging LLC, the global leader in paper packaging solutions to include fresh beverage cartons. Together, we are Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the largest manufacturer of foodservice, food merchandising and fresh beverage cartons in North America, with market leading positions across a broad range of products in an essential industry. For more information, check us out online at

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, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics 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.

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