Packaging Technologist

Full Time

Sterling Recruitment are delighted to be working with our fantastic client who are based in the North Yorkshire area.

Due to substantial growth our client are looking to add a Packaging Technologist to their team.

The role will be working day shifts Monday to Friday on site.

The main purpose of the role is:

Execute and deliver packaging projects that will lead to continuous improvement in both product design and performance. This will include the co-ordination of trials alongside other members of the packaging team.

Ensure all packaging information is up to date and aligned with business, legislative and BRC requirements. Work cross-functionally across the business to facilitate the initial approval and ongoing review of packaging suppliers and provide support for all packaging queries and information requests.

Daily responsibilities of the role are but not limed to:

· Support the Packaging Manager in maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of packaging legislation and technology

· Manage new and ongoing packaging projects and timelines, both internally and externally, liaising with suppliers and customers as required.

· Use the monthly meetings to update on all packaging projects.

· Facilitate and maintain an up-to-date database of packaging information, together with relevant supporting documents.

· Request and maintain packaging specifications and all other necessary documentation relating to packaging materials.

· Co-ordinate and manage the approval of packaging suppliers and off-site storage facilities. Carry out visits and audits if required. Training to be provided as necessary.

· Coordinate and manage packaging analysis (including migration).

· Active member of the HACCP team.

· Contribute and help complete the packaging information required for customer specifications.

· Respond to customer and internal packaging queries as required.

· Support Quality, Technical and Production teams on day-to-day queries, as and when required. This may include supporting and troubleshooting in respect of packaging Non-Conformances.

· Organise and attend supplier progress and performance reviews, as required.

· Support the Packaging Co-ordinator with trials, as required.

· Create internal trial validation protocols for new / updated packaging, accounting for legislative requirements, and liaising with both suppliers and customers as appropriate.

· Support the Packaging & Projects Manager in reviewing new equipment and packaging processes and developing associated test methods.

· Maintain and update relevant internal SOPs.

· Attend packaging first production runs, where required.

· Carry out internal audits according to agreed schedule.

To be considered for the role you must have/be:

· A good knowledge of packaging processes.

· An understanding of all packaging components, manufacturing processes and performance.

· An understanding of packaging specifications, drawings, and artworks.

· Ability to learn new technology quickly, with a genuine desire to develop skills.

· Excellent attention to detail.

· Strong organisation and communication skills

· Ability to multitask workloads.

· Must be a team player and demonstrate successful experience working in a cross functional team environment.

· Good standard of written and verbal communication.

· Friendly enthusiastic, positive nature with a ‘can do’ attitude.

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  • Salary £34,000 - £37,000
  • Location Northallerton
  • Hours 40
  • Deadline January 31, 2024
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