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Packaging Technologist

FJ32047
£28000 - £33000 per annum
Are you a champion of eco-friendly design and packaging? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Packaging Technologist. 28-33k with 25 days holiday, free parking and a 4pm finish on Fridays!

The successful individual will have a passion for the environment because our client's vision is to eventually have 100% plastic free packaging for their products. So, if you want to play your part in reducing the use of plastic in the environment, then please read on...

As the Packaging Technologist you will:

• Undertake the design, development and implementation of both retail and transit packaging for new and existing products
• Ensure that packaging is simple to manufacture and assemble, is cost effective, utilises the minimum amount of material and is designed to take into account advances in eco-friendly materials
• Consider legislative requirements to ensure that packaging environmental and legal responsibilities are fulfilled
• Setting a programme of reviewing all packaging used on existing products that ensures the above requirements are met. Where necessary consider a “remove” or “replace” philosophy
• Liaise with all stakeholders and departments ensuring compliance externally/internally with Vendors/Customers to determine design viability and suitability
• Introduce and implement where applicable new innovations/technologies that ensures the business is at the forefront of environmentally friendly packaging
• Carry out physical testing of packaging and supervise and control ‘off site’ testing
• Implement continuous improvement.

To succeed as the Packaging Technologist you will need:

• Minimum 3 years relevant packaging experience
• Knowledge of ISTA packaging standards
• Technical understanding and ability to design packaging structures for 1) small to large products, 2) fragile and breakable products such as mirrors and glass, 3) unusual and awkwardly shaped products
• High level of competency in appropriate packaging design software
• Keeps abreast with new packaging innovation and technologies
• Demonstrable problem solving skills
• A hands on approach and the ability to create hand cut prototype designs
• The ability to convey information clearly and concisely
• An understanding and appreciation of sustainable packaging design and the importance of adopting a “cradle to grave” approach
• Experience in mail order packaging is desirable
• An eye for detail and be someone who strives for perfection

Associated Benefits

• 28-33k pa
• Mon-Thu, 8:30am - 5:15pm Fri - 4pm finish
• Friendly team
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Company Pension Scheme
• Staff Discount Scheme on all Company products
• Free on-site parking

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

If you are interested in applying for this job please use the link, or give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334 575.

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