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Senior Packaging Engineer

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Contact Name: Gavin Kennedy
Contact Email: gavin@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Senior Packaging Engineer (Permanent)
Job Purpose
Develops new technology, packaging, materials, and processes with minimal supervision. Independently, or as a member of a team, develops, directs, and executes plans for major projects. Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish technical specification for designing or modifying packaging, products, processes, and materials.

Key Responsibilities
Supervision of entry-level engineers and technicians.
Actively interfacing with cross-functional team members, always practicing good teamwork in support of day-to-day operating requirements.
Development and implementation of packaging-related documentation including specifications, test protocols/reports, and other BSC documentation.
Initiate and perform testing of packaging materials as per the recommended guidelines outlined in the corporate procedures for packaging.
Leading technical improvements under the departments continuous improvement program (CIP).
Participating/Leading where appropriate in the phase review process and the PDG meetings with respect to new products and global packaging initiatives.
Work with Engineering, Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, and Manufacturing Departments to ensure that Packaging Standards are met and sustained as part of the Master Branding Initiative (MBI).
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Qualifications
Good understanding of Packaging & Labelling Design Element requirements within a regulated industry
Honours Degree (NFQ level 8) in an Engineering/Science discipline
Minimum 3 years supervisory experience is preferred
Knowledge of ISO 11607-1 and -2, ASTM D4169, D6198 and ISO 15223 is desirable.
Good technical capabilities, communication skills, teamwork abilities and initiative.