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Packaging Engineer

Packaging Engineer

Job Overview

Job Ref No.:1031
Job Title:Packaging Engineer
Job Type:Permanent
Experience Required3-5 years post qualification experience
Qualifications RequiredDegree in Engineering Minimum
Start Date19/03/2020

Job Description

Purpose & Scope

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an ambitious, capable and talented Packaging engineer.

Reporting directly to the Plant Engineering Manager, the post-holder will provide expert advice and guidance on all packing technology needs for the site, whilst providing support to the sites cross-functional teams/departments to continuously improve our manufacturing capability and performance.

The role will also require expert technical knowhow then deliver an exceptionally high-level standard of project delivery across multiple packing technologies onsite.

The suitable candidate will have a background and experience with process projects, particularly high speed, highly automated manufacturing lines which may include canning, bottling, tableting, dry blending, pouch, form-fill-seal.

The packaging engineer must have a passion to drive a digital transformation for future/advanced technologies including robotics P&P, cobots and AGV technology)

The individual must be capable of operating at a high-performance level within in a high paced, progressive FMCG environment, and in the safest and most efficient manner possible, whilst ensuring regulatory compliance.

Core Responsibilities

• Detailed knowledge of high speed food packing line technologies, Automation equipment and manufacturing systems

 Very strong knowledge for equipment compliance EU machinery directive. (having experience as packing equipment OEM would be a distinct advantage)

 Understanding and knowledge of controls systems for PLC, MLC and HMI devices

 Identify gaps in manufacturing processes, scope, initiate & lead continues improvement and transformation projects

 Proven ability to manage projects end-to-end; project conception, justification, through to completion

 Provide detailed project documentation including development and completion of Specification, Tenders, URS, DQ, SFAT, IQ, OQ, PAT, SAT protocols (knowledge of GAMP)

 Ensure that all purchasing activities are carried out in accordance with company purchasing policies.

 Design; quality, health & safety and environmental best practice into each project and ensure that all project work is completed in a safe and environmentally friendly manner

 Ability to deliver on deadlines

 Supervision/management of vendors and contractors associated with project works.

 Support vertical ramp-up of projects and project handover to plant operations team, including providing training to colleagues.

 Identify gaps in manufacturing processes & lead continues improvement projects

 Support NPI trials and adhere to change management procedures.

 Other work as requested by the Plant Engineering Manager.


Type Essential / Preferred Description
Level 8 Degree Essential

Degree in Engineering minimum (Automation, Controls, Mechatronics, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering)


Type Essential / Preferred Description

Engineering Preferred 3-5 years post qualification experience.

Preferably within a FMCG, regulated manufacturing environment

Project Engineering Essential Proven track record of on time, on budget, project scope delivery in a fast paced manufacturing environment.

Engineering Essential Knowledge of safety in projects, machinery compliance with the EU machinery directive.

Skills Profile
(D = Developing, P = Proficient, E = Expert)
Functional / Technical Description Level

MS Office Expert level of skill in the use of Microsoft Office E

CAD Expert ability of equipment design/ line layouts in CAD E

MS Project Expert level of skill in the use of Microsoft Project E

Project Management Proven ability to organise and drive cross functional participation in the project lifecycle E

Project Management
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to meet strict deadlines E

General Well-rounded individual with excellent communication, written, numerical and verbal skills E

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