The positions objective is to assist in delivering all Packaging key initiatives on time and within scope. The Packaging Engineer will work closely with the manufacturing, QA & EHS and commercial teams to deliver projects to enhance Packaging quality, productivity, safety and cost. The primary function of the Packaging Engineer is to ensure that we deliver world class products as efficiently as possible through continuous improvement of our primary and secondary packaging
The role of the Packaging engineers is drive continuous improvement initiatives using PPI methodology and other Process excellence techniques.
Participate as a team member in complex multi-functional projects taking the lead role when required on engineering actions and sub project.
Lead Kaizen events and short to medium projects to completion ensuring all deliverables are delivered on time and on cost work with Engineering manager on Site packaging straegy
Ensure day to day manufacturing issues are resolved and actioned in a timely manner
Mentoring of other team members within engineering if required to develop skill improve communication skills
Mentor and assist individuals and teams within and external to the packaging team
Collaborate and share best practice and knowledge across functions and if required across
Analyse daily metrics and use data driven decision to improve processes and generate reports to document
Ability to write and perform validation of product ,process and equipment
Work with other departments and external customers and bodies to develop and improve packaging offerings , current process equipment and systems to deliver change and improve key metrics
Key Skills required for this specific Role
Expert Technical knowledge of product ,process and equipment
Excellent communication skills – works across functions
Team player and self starter
Ability to learn and develop current skills and behaviors to progress within the function and lead by example.
Ability to set up relationships with current and new vendors to develop processes and system to drive continuous improvement within manufacturing process
Knowledge of process excellence techniques including lean , Six sigma and SPC
Expert working knowledge of validation of medical devices ( IQ/ OQ/ PQ)
Minimum HND or higher in technical / scientific discipline
Experience working within a medical device manufacturing environment or cGMP manufacturing environment.
Previous experience of working within team and delivering projects deliverables essential
Role could require occasional travel and out of hours working
Role will require working in controlled environments e.g Cleanroom