Packaging Engineer - Smith & Nephew, Hull

Job description


We are looking for an experienced Packaging Technologist/Engineer to join our team in Hull. The successful candidate will develop and lead packaging projects, including change control projects and activities required to meet UDI project requirements. The role will also include an element of product package design, product labelling requirements and management of specifications for packaging materials.


Essential Job Functions

  • Generate and control packaging work so that a high standard of accuracy is maintained in order to comply with all internal and external QA/Regulatory bodies, in particular FDA (GMP) and ISO EN4600 requirements.
  • Deliver high quality, timely packaging development, and required documentation for both NPD and changes to existing packs, through project management disciplines and good pack / process design.
  • Provide Packaging expertise to projects & support activities providing an effective service to Hull Site internal departments, S&N China manufacturing Site,  NPWT Team and Global Outsourced Suppliers (including the USA) to meet objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring that packaging development is functional, cost effective and promotes the desired company image.
  • Maintains an awareness of current packaging and sterilization advances and technologies relative to medical devices and/or other health care products and makes appropriate recommendations
  • Lead productivity & cost saving projects including making recommendations for alternative Packaging types.



  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline or extensive experience in a technical / engineering / packaging role.
  • Diploma in Packaging 
  • Member of The Packaging Society preferred
  • Experience on Graphic Design Software preferred (In Design/Illustrator)
  • Self-starting, commercially aware with a strong results orientation.
  • A working knowledge of medical devices / pharmaceutical manufacturing standards, print processes, packaging/materials knowledge and interest. Manufacturing methods and processes.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Knowledge of Change Control processes.


About Us 

Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients.

  • We have leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma:
  • Orthopedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders
  • Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard to heal wounds
  • Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint
  • Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones

We have over 16,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion.
We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange and through American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN) .



Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits on offer



If you share our passion for pioneering innovation and can demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined, we would love to hear from you.


We continue to actively build an environment where every individual can fulfill their potential and be proud ambassadors for Smith & Nephew, our customers and their patients.   We value the diversity of our people and welcome applications from everyone.




Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits on offer

Full/Part Time: 
Full Time