Packaging Engineer - Product Development - Galway

Location: Ireland

EUR 60,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1901-12433

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Packaging Engineer with healthcare packaging development experience ?

Have you excellent client facing & presentation skills?

Would you be interested in working with an international healthcare packaging company developing new products?

If so, call Karen on +353 1 7978720 for more information or send your CV to for review.

Packaging Engineer - Product Development - Galway


Our client supplies all of the leading pharmaceutical & Medical Device companies with sterilizable, cost-effective, protective packaging. From design to printed finished products, they deliver responsive, flexible solutions tailored to the needs of our customers.

Job Description

Project Manage the development of packaging material and act as the primary point of contact for Irish Clients


Responsible for evaluating materials, design, and configuration of primary, secondary, and other packaging to optimise customer benefit, operations requirements, and the supply chain requirements.

Collaborate with packaging and labelling peers and implement best practices for packaging technologies and packaging processes.

Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.

Draft technical documentation, including specifications, package testing protocols, and validation associated with the qualification and release of package designs.

Rigorous process development skill set thru characterisation & process validation activities for technology transfers & process improvement initiatives.

Excellent problem-solving skills with methodology application for engineering issues.

Provide direct input to sterilization methods and process changes, with particular input on impacts from a packaging perspective.

Excellent project management & cross functional team collaboration skill set.

Client presentations & conference participation.


Qualified person to Degree level 8 in Engineering/Science or a related discipline.

5+ years experience in Technical / Project management role within FMCG or Pharmaceuticals/Medical Devices environment

5+ years experience in Technical / Project management role covering range of Packaging formats, ideally for the healthcare sector

Packaging engineering experience preferable.

Takes accountability for and delivers consistent decisions, actions and results.

Be passionate and driven, with the ability to making tough decisions in difficult situations.

Detailed and structured problem solving approach to be used for all process issues which should include but not limited to:

o Problem Statement

o Timeline of events

o Fishbone analysis

o 5 Why’s

o Root causes/potential root causes

Detailed action plan with timelines and responsibilities.


€60 - 65K per annum


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position. If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail or phone +353-1- 7978720


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