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Packaging Technologist

Salary: Depends on experience
Description: Packaging Technologist
A high-performance, dynamic, driven, and growing company operating in the personal care market in South African as well as internationally, is looking for a Packaging Technologist to join their technical team.
Durban, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
• Work independently to lead the design, testing, and evaluation of packages to support the product development and packaging development of Cosmetic and Personal Care products.
• Manage compatibility testing of products in the appropriate packaging materials to certify shelf-life requirements.
• Perform physical testing of components and final packages to predict consumer experience and prevent consumer issues.
• Conduct dimensional analysis on packaging components to ensure adherence to specifications.
• Write detailed test reports and approve package components for production release.
• Provide recommendations on packaging materials and their interaction with cosmetic formulas, decoration processes and packaging technologies.
• Schedule and organizing all required maintenance of equipment in package testing area.
• Understanding and providing valuable input into the redesign of packaging components for improved sustainability and recyclability
• Relevant Tertiary experience
• Minimum of 4 years of experience managing NPD (New Product Development) Technology in FMCG/Packaging company.
• Experience in leading the testing and evaluation of packages.
• This individual should have excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to write and communicate their experimental findings.
• Maintaining equipment in proper working order and maintaining a clean work area is required.
• Must be flexible with good time management skills while working well under pressure.

General Requirements: Ideally, from a BBEE point, I would like an African Male/Female for this role

Salary will be market-related based on experience, so please ensure expectations are stated on the CV.

Please send through applications along with:
• Detailed CV (incl. references)
• Matric Certificate & Tertiary Education Certificates
• Clear copy of ID
Head and shoulders Photo

Location: Durban