Haskell team members gathered to celebrate the ABC Eagle Award won by Diageo’s Project Helix. In just 11 months, Haskell’s facilities, process and packaging teams transformed a vacant, 75-plus-year-old warehouse into an operational facility with two high-speed can lines capable of producing 25 million cases of malt-based beverages and spirits-based Ready-to-Drink (RTD) products per year.

November 17, 2022

Senior Packaging Integration Role Offers Responsibility and Flexibility

Haskell's Senior Engineer – Packaging Integration opening offers opportunities to lead EPC projects and further develop a career that best fits you.


Senior Engineers on Haskell’s Packaging Integration team are there from the conception of a project to its commissioning and play a crucial role at each crossroad along the way. They also are positioned to direct their career down a number of paths.

A partner to food, beverage, consumer products, and beer, wine and spirits manufacturers for 55-plus years, Haskell is seeking a mid-career professional for its Senior Engineers – Packaging Integration opening.

The successful candidate will join a tight-knit team of industry-leading experts who provide best-in-class engineer, procure, construct (EPC) solutions. They will interact with project owners and provide engineering expertise and guidance to Project Engineers, Designers, and Design Engineers, ensuring that the project is technically sound, on schedule, and within cost. 

“On a small project, it might be just them and one junior engineer. On a larger project, it might be them and five engineers of their discipline,” said Bela Jacobson, Vice President of Packaging Operations. “Ultimately, they are the technical lead on the project to make sure everything is right from cradle to grave.”

Jacobson described the Senior Engineer’s role in an EPC project this way:

  • The Senior Engineer is on the project with the customer from the beginning. They're involved in the design of the line. They're involved in what the line layout looks like, identifying the right equipment and determining how the machines are connected cohesively so they function as a unified system that manufactures our customer’s product with the desired efficiency. They’re making sure that the line has appropriately sized and located buffers, convenient access for operators, and that the right questions are asked so the machines are specified correctly to support the overall system.
  • Then in buying the equipment, they work with the sourcing team on vendor management and ensure that what the vendors build matches what was purchased. They’re going to their facility and kicking the tires, making sure that the equipment meets the specs and that it will function properly.
  • Once those machines are shipped and the installation team installs them, engineers go to the site for startup and commissioning, making the line function. They start up one machine at a time or one subsystem of the line at a time. Then they roll it all together, maybe with water first and then the actual product. Then they’re testing to make sure the line meets performance guarantees as promised.”

“I think one piece that differentiates our Senior Engineers is that our competition has their engineers on the road nearly 100% of the time,” Jacobson said. “For us, it's not just about being on the road. It's about the team member and matching their strengths with their career goals. They might be doing design, vendor communication, startup, mentoring, training, or creating standards. There are a lot of opportunities for how a team member can contribute and help deliver excellent projects for our customers while building a stronger, more efficient team.”

This is where the career crossroad comes into play. Haskell is intentionally organized to allow people to accentuate their strengths and pursue the path that interests them most. At the Senior Engineer level, the roads to career advancement diverge.

“This is an ideal spot to either move to a more senior leadership role in terms of management, direct reports and project management, or move to a more senior technical role and take on ownership of technical aspects, become the subject matter expert and be the resource for the group,” Jacobson said. “Or there's the third option, which is staying in the middle and owning both roles on smaller projects. They can do the part that they like doing.”

Haskell operates with the direction of six strategic pillars, the first of which is to “Provide Team Members the BEST Job of Their Lives.” It offers a robust benefits package that includes a 401k match and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which creates stock ownership for every full-time team member.

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Haskell delivers $2± billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 2,200 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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