Reporting to the Director of Innovation, the Packaging Engineer will be responsible for leading the design and development of all packaging from concept to commercialization, including innovation, channel extensions, quality improvements, sustainability and sourcing initiatives. The Packaging Engineer will primarily focus on innovative new packaging formats and materials to support the innovation pipeline, but will also focus on identifying ways to raise the standards of the existing portfolio of products. Given the wide-spanning impact of this role, the individual will work closely with the innovation, marketing, quality, operations and procurement teams to identify key opportunities to meet new consumer and business needs. This is an opportunity to drive impact and shape the future of the Vital Farms product portfolio!

What You’ll Do
    • Design, develop and source new packaging formats and materials to support the commercialization of new products.
    • Develop and execute testing plans to validate achievement of quality standards and operational feasibility of new packaging formats and materials. 
    • Drive quality and cost optimizations across the existing portfolio of products, including progressing the sustainability initiatives of the brand with a constant pulse on innovative and environmentally conscious materials.  
What's In It for You
    • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
    • Work in a mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues
    • Competitive pay and benefits
    • Company-wide bonus program
    • Generous retirement contributions
    • Free eggs, butter, and ghee, along with friends and family discounts
    • Fun team SWAG
    • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth


What You Bring to the Table

    • The ideal candidate will possess a strong drive to develop new and innovative packaging solutions, an advanced packaging engineering skill set that can be applied to a fast-paced environment, and a tactical mindset to drive operational optimizations. 
    • Bachelor’s degree in packaging engineering, packaging science or related engineering discipline.
    • 5+ years of experience with packaging development and/or engineering, including knowledge and experience with packaging design, plant operations, processing and packaging equipment. Food CPG experience is highly preferred.
    • Clear understanding of the application of a broad range of packaging materials, structural design, printing and manufacturing processes. Demonstrated design thinking principals and application to the packaging innovation process.
    • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
    • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
    • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
    • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
    • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations. 

We seek to build teams that are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.  To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.

How to Apply

Please apply via the submission URL link. 

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

3601 South Congress Avenue
Suite c100,
Austin, TX 78704

About Us

Vital Farms began with a husband and wife, 20 Rhode Island Reds, an Austin pasture and a commitment to animal welfare. Matt and Catherine aspired to produce ethical food and a sustainable business. Instead, they built a transformational one. Today Vital Farms partners with approximately 200 family farms. Every hen is humanely treated, every egg is pasture-raised and we continue to elevate our (and the industry’s) standards, continuing Matt’s commitment to ethics over profits.Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!Vital Farms is a Certified B Corp that sources and markets delicious, high-quality, ethically-sourced egg and dairy products nationwide. We started on a single family-farm in Austin, TX in 2007, with 20 Rhode Island hens and a drive to raise the standards in sustainable agriculture. Today Vital Farms is THE leading producer of pasture raised eggs, partnering with more than 200 family farms, and selling into over 13,000 grocery stores around the country. We believe that a healthy bottom line is the result of healthy business practices, and we care deeply about supporting all our stakeholders. This includes our crew, our consumers, our retailers, and of course our happy hens and contented cows. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.