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PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIST

Job description:

Packaging Development:


Works with the packaging, production and marketing teams to develop and implement new packaging types and packaging changes, from design concept to market testing. Investigates cost and quality improvements, helps ensure compliance with food safety, labelling and environmental legislation.

Qualifications and competencies required:

A relevant tertiary qualification (for example): 

    B. Technology (Food), 
    B. Consumer & Applied Science, 
    Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Human Nutrition)
.

Analytical, good communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, project management skills, and familiarity with relevant systems and software.

Starting salary:
$45,000

Mid career salary:
$75,000

Career prospects:
Packaging Technologists are currently in short supply in New Zealand, so job prospects are excellent.
Your career path can lead into R&D management, technical management, operations management, general management.

Typical companies to work for:

 Amcor
 DB
 Fonterra
 Frucor
 Griffins
 Heinz Wattie's
 Huhtamaki
 Lion
 Nestle
 Sealed Air Cryovac
 Tasti
 Tip Top Ice Cream

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

Address:
PO Box 5574, Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441,
NEW ZEALAND.

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