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Senior Packaging Specialist Tin Can technology

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Senior Packaging Specialist Tin Can technology
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Nestlé Research & Development Center
Konolfingen, Switzerland
Permanent Contract
Full time
Strong past exposure in Production/Factory and also R&D
Graduate in Packaging Engineering, Mechanics, Mechatronics, Industrial

Position Summary

The Nutrition "Strategic Business Unit" (SBU) is part of the Nestlé Group. Our mission is to nurture a Healthier Generation. We will achieve this by leading the way in research and development of science-proven nutrition solutions and by partnering with parents and healthcare professionals around the world. At the heart of our mission is the knowledge and understanding that nutrition in the first 1 000 days of life, from conception, through pregnancy and throughout the child's first two years of life - has a direct and significant impact on health and performance in later life. Our product portfolio includes such trusted and well-recognized brands as NAN, LACTOGEN, NESTOGEN, GERBER, CERELAC, SMA and ILLUMA.

Nestlé Research & Development in Konolfingen near Bern / Switzerland develops for Nestlé worldwide, new products, processes and packaging concepts in the areas of Dairy and Nutrition. In addition, it also provides technical assistance to our factories. 

As a Senior Packaging Specialst, you will create, deploy and maintain standards for filling and packing lines, provide technical assistance on installation of new lines, deliver functional training to the operating factories.

A day in the life of a Senior Packaging Specialist
  • Develop standards for filling & packing machines and units according to LEAN and TPM principles and in line with Nestlé Way in Standard Manufacturing
  • Guardian of packaging equipment standards for the defined technology platform
  • Coordinate and interact with key suppliers and internal customers
  • Establish packaging machine specifications and evaluate supplier technical data and capability
  • Deliver Total Cost of Ownership evaluation and complete line design engineering
  • Identify and recommend cost improvements and source reduction opportunities
  • Support start up for new and existing packaging lines
  • Deliver technical assistance to the markets on installation of new lines as well as on reliability issues of current lines
  • Lead competence development in the field of expertise through training and/or mentoring
  • Develop a critical mass of specialists within the group including succession planning
What will make you successful
  • Graduate in Engineering, preferably in Packaging, Mechanics, Mechatronics, Industrial, electronic or Automation
  • Expert knowledge in the area of responsibility: product, process, system and technology
  • Recognized expert across and outside the company
  • Operational experience in Filling & Packing or machine manufacturing (minimum 10 years) with:
    • Problem solving approach
    • Project management
    • Supplier management
    • TPM and LEAN references


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