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Engineering & Technical

Packing Technologist - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 12/09/2018
Job Reference: 93559

Job Description

Contact: Edel Kelly
Email: edel@hero.ie
Telephone: 087 4108620

Packing Technologist
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Packing Technologist for their site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working with R&D to identify specification required for new packaging products in response to briefs
  • Work with Procurement to identify alternative sources/compatible packaging for existing finished products in compliance with Regulatory/Quality requirements for top 10 Bottles and Caps in Year 1.
  • Identifying product specifications for all printed and non-printed packaging to meet set requirements i.e. correct size and layout and compatible to the packaging process.''
  • Key line generation and approval for Packaging and reduce number of keylines by 15%.
  • Liaising with Production to run trials for checking of packaging suitability and testing for performance under various conditions and compiling comparison reports showing equivalence
  • Controlling production and quality standards
  • Looking at new technologies and innovative solutions with Procurement and identifying items for trial from suppliers
  • Responsible for management of packaging materials ensuring compliance to GMP standard, quality, regulatory (UN) and functional requirements.
  • Manage disposition of all packaging materials and quality control records.
  • Point of contact for day to day quality issues related to packaging which effect plant efficiency. Proactively assist in resolving packaging design and line issues.
  • Support initiatives by identifying packaging Best Practice requirements from incoming packaging through to finished product shipment.
  • Work with cross-functional departments to drive the execution of the packaging productivity initiatives to achieve targeted annual savings.
  • Manage change control process to ensure new packages are successfully validated.
  • Ensure compatibility of packaging components with existing and future plant equipment.
  • Work closely with current and new vendors to drive quality excellence and continuous improvement activities using technical knowledge and packaging best practices.
  • Point of contact for quality and technical related discussions with vendors. Provide technical support to vendors as required.
  • Point of contact to raise, track and ensure timely closure of packaging related Qpulse record's.
  • Train personnel on packaging best practice initiatives.
  • Continuously seek out and review new packaging concepts/developments to present to the business.
  • Continuously monitor packaging for cost saving and weight reduction opportunities and, where appropriate, manage trials and implementation.

Person Specification:
  • Proven experience of end to end packaging development management.
  • Thorough understanding of printing techniques and Supply Chain.
  • Bachelor degree in engineering or physical sciences.
  • Extensive experience of direct Customer liaison and the management of multiple complex projects.
  • Qualification in packaging discipline is desirable and any knowledge of 3D modelling of packaging would be an advantage.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Pharma quality systems and audit program; and the employment of quality tools for the processing and manufacture of packaging materials.
  • Excellent communication and Organisational skills.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work on complex projects across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyse technical data and translate information into actionable activities
  • Excellent attention to detail; accuracy is essential to the role.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently on own projects and under own initiative - ability to think on feet in a changing environment.
  • Must be strong team player, tenacious and also be able to engage well with others.
  • Ability to work to moving targets in a dynamic industry.
  • Knowledge of UN approved packaging is an advantage

For further information on this Packing Technologist role in Galway please contact Edel Kelly on 087 4108620 / edel@hero.ie
Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website – www.hero.ie
Please Note: HERO Recruitment will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval


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