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Quality Assistant Technician
Caspak Products Limited is a respected supplier of flexible barrier packaging for over 25 years throughout New Zealand. We are a specialist in high barrier laminated film and flexible packaging solutions.
We are looking for a graduate or overseas expert who may want to do a 1 year secondment or longer.
Specific job responsibilities vary, but generally include:
- Accountable for packaging lifecycle management including investigating customer complaints, identifying technical improvements and delivering corrective actions.
- Controls the selection of appropriate components, materials, constructions and other related parameters, when developing new products and provides direction.
- Develops components from the concept stage up to the production stage which may involve tooling, proofing and testing (Oversees Full functional and technical testing as is normally done by R and D departments)
- Consults and works with suppliers, plant, engineering, purchasing and other company functions to develop packaging to suit its intended purpose and co’s manufacturing capabilities.
- Develop models, draws and samples.
- Responsible to ensure that, via checks and testing, components meet all requirements, aesthetic, legal, etc.
- Investigates costs, new materials and methods as a member of the value analysis team to ensure co gets the best possible value for money.
- Visits approved or potential supplier’s plants to brief on new development, check progress on existing programmes, help with resolution of any problem etc. Mentors these suppliers and provide technical assistance to ensure quality of products meets co standards.
- Prepares requests and reports related to packaging components (and projects) and their status.
- Act as technical lead on bespoke packaging tooling projects as well as sourcing existing packaging solutions for our core suppler base. Some project will require you to design and complete an internal technical testing program and for others you will need to drive our suppliers to do this on our behalf.
- 100% right first time accuracy of final packaging specifications, manufacturing and compliance documentation to meet our global technical standards.
- You will be accountable for identifying and managing packaging technical risk and escalation to senior stakeholders as appropriate.
- Generating new packaging products in response to briefs
- Ensuring that packaging products meet set requirements and specifications
- Producing samples to try out different materials and designs
- Liaising with marketing, purchasing and production staff
- Running trials to check packaging for suitability and testing for performance under various conditions
- Controlling production and quality standards
- Evaluating, selecting and negotiating with suppliers
- Identifying and choosing products from suppliers
- Writing reports
- Keeping up to date with technological innovations
- Manage, coaches, trains and appraises NPD Manager, Senior Packaging Technologist, Packaging Technologist and an intern.
- Also be able to drive New Product Development.
Degree/Diploma in Packaging Development or equivalent or we would also consider a graduate in Science or Technology with experience in a relevant packaging area
Minimum of 3 years packaging development experience
- Proven track record developing packaging from design concept to market, ideally within FMCG environment.
- An ability to clear communicate technical subjects / concepts to non-technical audiences verbally and in writing.
- Excellent knowledge of key packaging technologies, print processes, artwork, origination and intellectual property requirements.
- Experience of tooling new pack shapes
- Proven ability to manage risk, priorities and overall timings for complex technical projects.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- A good understanding of the value chain, component manufacturing and filling processes.
Senior Packaging Technologist
The Griffin's Food Company is one of New Zealand's largest branded consumer food companies with a portfolio of leading biscuit and snacks brands including Griffin’s, ETA, Nice & Natural and Huntley & Palmers.
We are now seeking a passionate, results driven and innovative Senior Packaging Technologist who thrives on applying their knowledge of food processes, equipment and packaging pack formats to pantry famous products. On offer is a diverse portfolio in biscuits, crackers, bars and salty snacks to package. Your friends and family will be glad you made the move!
This is your chance to lead value added engineering opportunities and champion NPD packaging design initiatives for key packaging portfolio customers.
The role is located across our manufacturing sites in Papakura and Wiri.
Skills & Experience:
The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified with a desire to build a long-term career to Senior Packaging levels. You will have strong project management skills, a passion for creative thinking and an ability to work with cross functional teams at all levels to deliver results.
FMCG, and 5 years’ experience with senior level exposure is a must.
If you have the experience we are looking for and wish to join a company where you can have pride and passion in what you do, please APPLY NOW via the following link:
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- Qualified Packaging Technologists with 20 years each practical technical experience in Australasian FMCG and a full supplier network
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