Packaging Technologist

  • Attrative rate of pay
  • Folkestone, Kent
  • Recruitment Solutions Folkestone Ltd

We are currently recruiting for a Packaging Technologist on behalf of a global manufacturing client in the area.

The role has become available due to an increased workload following the implementation of current projects and this exciting placement is likely to be for up to 12 months.

The placement will involve a range of exciting projects, developing consumer and transit packaging specifically for the UK and French markets.

Ideally looking for a candidate with:

A University degree or Diploma from an accredited body in Packaging or a relevant Engineering discipline or equivalent industry experience

Knowledge of the development of various types of packaging and testing

Knowledge of the manufacturing techniques for packing consumer products

Good project management skills, ownership mentality, with strong results orientation and business acumen

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Proven delivery focus

A good understanding of business and line efficiency impacts of all new designs

Product Development:

Developing suitable consumer and transit packaging including display cartons, shelf ready packs, corrugated containers and pallet layouts

Managing modifications to existing product packaging

Interface with all relevant departments to effectively manage projects

Managing project documentation

Identify resource/prioritisation issues and report to line manager

Developing and executing package testing plans

Source technical drawings/die lines

Offering factory support for pack design related engineering issues

Development of consumer and transit packaging using external suppliers

Validate designs through to full scale manufacturing

Implement transport tests to assure outer packaging and pallet designs are sufficient to deliver high quality products to customers

Harmonise pack designs to improve manufacturing efficiency

Issue and maintain packaging specifications as well as reports on outcome of industrial line trials

Provide relevant information for the assembly of technical dossiers and customer specifications


Assure that all regulatory and legal considerations are applied to all assigned projects

Keep up to date and be knowledgeable of regulatory and legislative activity as it pertains to packaging and recycling

Quality Improvement:

Assist with quality investigations regarding packaging design

Support quality improvement initiatives and assistance with solution of quality issues related to product manufacture and packaging

Business Acumen:

Incorporating cost targets into all new pack designs and be aware of gross margin impact

Understand business and line efficient impact of all new designs

External Communication:

Interface with packaging suppliers to communicate technical requirements and specifications for the company.

Hours of work:

You will be working 39 hours per week

8am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday

8am - 3.30pm Friday

If you would like to be considered for the above and have the desired experience we are seeking, then please email your CV in the first instance to [email protected]

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