Food Packaging Engineer

Listed September 8th 2023
Melbourne, VIC
Contract Type: Contract


We are working with a global food manufacturer who has range of facilities across Victoria. They are now looking for a Packaging Engineer to join their established team and help develop innovative packaging solutions for a range of products.

 Main Responsibilities:

  1. Build and maintain packaging specifications and key in specification system for a well know snack brand.
  2. Look after packaging development project in External Manufacturer
  3. Develop end to end packaging initiatives for Australia.
  4. Partner closely with R&D, Marketing, Supply Chain, Procurement, and suppliers to help feeding the packaging funnel, considering new technologies available, new material market trends and packaging sustainability.
  5. Lead implementation of packaging projects, working closely with cross-functional partners (i.e. BD/operations, procurement, RDQ category team, logistic, QA and marketing) as well as external packaging material vendors.
  6. Manage the technical timeline, providing timely communication, outlining issues, risks, and contingency plans for snack packaging programs.
  7. Conduct and coordinate functional testing including plant trials, lab testing, transportation tests, shelf-life studies and material vendor evaluations, including analysis of data, results and follow up recommendations and action plans.
  8. Troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise throughout the deployment of projects.
  9. Ensure all Packaging Quality expectations are delivered within the programs.

Skills and Experience

  • Min 3-year experience in packaging development in FMCG
  • Solid food or Snack food packaging experience would be advantageous
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or similar
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Quick learner
  • Good working as part of a team, stakeholder engagement (internal & external)
  • Can work independently and autonomously

Design & Build specializes in recruitment for the Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering & Property industries on a national basis. Design & Build prides itself on only hiring recruitment specialists, finding the right people for the right jobs and doing the right thing by both job seekers and employers alike.

For any questions relating to this role please contact  Chris  on 0412 747 198 / cmccutcheon@designandbuild.com.au or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential.

Thanks for your consideration.