Packaging Engineer

  Salary dependent on experience


About the Client

Would you like to work for a company that design and develop breakthrough consumer diagnostic products that are changing the lives of people all over the world? 

Our client is a leading supplier of home pregnancy and fertility/ovulation tests. They are on a mission to empower women on their reproductive journey by offering innovative and reliable products.



About the Role

As a Packaging Engineer, you will provide engineering expertise in the fabrication of sustainable paper, card and non-woven materials for the development of the next generation of consumer diagnostic products and packaging in a GMP-compliant environment. The Packaging Engineer will also contribute to material selection and the development of manufacturing processes through to final validation before submission to competent authorities (including FDA).



Responsibilities include:

Concept Generation:

  • Supporting work on new concepts and ideas and delivering potentially patentable and manufacturable solutions to problems.
  • Supporting the development of new technologies and improvement of existing technologies.
  • Supporting the protection of proprietary inventions by working with the IP team to file potential patent applications.
  • Showing a high level of user empathy to contribute to the generation and understanding of end user requirements and assisting in the translation of these into ideas and concepts which are aesthetically strong and mechanically robust using a broad range of media and tools including sketch, foam modelling and 2D/3D software packages.

Product Development:

  • Providing input into the resolution of problems and technical challenges, particularly in utilising sustainable alternatives to existing materials.
  • Contributing to the mechanical development and product design activities on assigned projects throughout the development process.
  • Contributing to the design of high throughput automated production processes.
  • Working with project teams to create and develop the necessary development documentation, protocols and reports in compliance with an ISO13485-certified quality management system.
  • Planning and performing testing of development solutions, analysing results, drawing conclusions and reporting recommendations with guidance/supervision.
  • Using appropriate methods of mechanical analysis (FEA, Tolerance analysis etc.) of designs to achieve robustness in operation and production.
  • Creating, developing and maintaining detailed engineering designs using 3D CAD and PDM systems (SolidWorks and Enterprise) in line with project and QMS requirements.


  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all work carried out in accordance with the company QMS.



  • A BEng (or equivalent) in product design, materials or mechanical engineering with relevant industrial experience, covering the full product development lifecycle from concept to manufacture.
  • Experience of designing and developing consumer products using user-focused design and delivering those products to market.
  • Ability to create detailed component designs for volume manufacture using 3D CAD (SolidWorks) and ideally would be familiar with Enterprise Product Data Management (PDM).
  • Knowledge of production scale up, robustness and validation activities in accordance with relevant regulatory standards, preferably within the medical device arena.
  • Experience solving user and design engineering technical problems.
  • An understanding of process improvement tools and techniques e.g. Six Sigma.
  • Ability to analyse data using appropriate analytical techniques.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as well as a flexible working approach to accommodate the changing priorities of the business.
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing and verbal presentations of findings.
  • Experience of developing medical consumer diagnostics (preferably incorporating immunoassays) within a regulated environment (ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR Part 820).
  • Hands on experience with product development and design of sustainable materials and packaging.
  • Experience of managing component and product manufacture in Far East.


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