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Packaging Technologist

Ref Code: PackTech1

Role:   Packaging Technologist

Date:  September 1, 2021

Business:   Deli Bread

Location:   Longford

Function:   Packaging Technologist

Department:   Packaging

Panelto Foods has recently gone through a major expansion doubling the size of the existing factory and workforce and with that expansion we are looking for a Packaging Technologist. Panelto is based in Longford and was established in 2004.  Panelto produces a range of high quality contemporary sandwich breads for the UK and Irish retail and food service markets, from a highly automated world class bakery.

About the role:

The person will support management of the packaging function. They will add value by implementing standards, specifications and improvements of existing processes and will lead projects.  They will be a strong leader with the ability to work effectively with others.  

Role and Responsiblities:

  • Analyse and evaluate the performance of the plant in the field of packaging materials and packaging processes in terms of quality, efficiency and reliability

  • Develop and implement manufacturing standards, improvements and savings to existing packaging materials and packaging equipment

  • Implement new packaging specifications in the plant in partnership with Sales and NPD

  • Fulfil the role as a trouble shooter in collaboration with supervisors, engineers, operators and other support disciplines with the aim to identify the root cause of operational problems and to develop preventive solutions around packaging problems and deviations

  • Managing and supporting production trials in the area of packaging both internally and with suppliers

  • Give training in the area of packaging processes to supervisors, engineers, operators and other relevant plant staff

  • Be the resident expert on packaging materials and packing technologies for the plant


Key Experience & Skills:

  • University or Institute of Technology degree in a technical, engineering, packaging or food technology direction

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a packaging technologist in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the Foods sector

  • Experience and / or knowledge of Lean, TPM or six-sigma is an advantage

  • Excellent knowledge of the English language both written and spoken

  • Highly developed technical and technological insight and ability to drive change

  • Excellent analytical skills, innovative mind-set and a high energy level

  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Powerpoint

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