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Packaging Technologist


Energis is currently recruiting a Packaging Technologist for our manufacturing client based in Drogheda. The successful Packaging Technologist will sit within the Technical team and focus on managing packaging materials / development, improvement projects and the related production processes.

Whilst this role is initially a 12month maternity cover contract, there is a distinct possibility of becoming a permanent member of the team.

  • Apply knowledge of packaging materials including material compatibility, supplier processes, standards, and specifications and knowledge of all plastic based films, labels, and paperboard packaging.
  • Material, product, and machine interface optimisation with a focus on driving costs and waste out of the system. 
  • Develop relationships and source new suppliers/technologies as needed.
  • Conduct feasibility studies to estimate product cost as well as analyse capital equipment, capacity, and capability requirements.
  • Execute equipment qualification and process validation projects
  • Drive processes to improve the quality, integrity, and cost performance of each of the packaging designs used
  • Develop tests & systems to monitor and analyse line performance and initiate actions to avoid possible problems and maximise line reliability, robustness, availability, and product quality
  • Lead the technical portion of the business case for routine projects. Technical representative on cross functional projects
  • Input into the development of the innovation and renovation pipeline from the outset.
  • Develop and execute packaging trial plans and scheduling.  
  • Programming and troubleshooting processes and standards.
  • Qualification in Engineering, Science, or relevant operational experience considered.
  • Experience in an FMCG environment for a minimum of 1-2 years within similar role – packaging, specifications etc.  
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work practices, good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to work both as part of a team and independently. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Project, Outlook.  

Package is in the region of €40 – 45k + bonus.

How to apply

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By applying for this role you are consenting to Energis Recruitment holding your details for a period of 12 months to be considered for other roles. As a candidate you have the right to consent or object to this.