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.
Mid career salary:
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:
Sealed Air Cryovac
Tip Top Ice Cream