Lead Packaging Technology Engineer

Ref No. OTHLEADPACKAGINGL3
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Introduction

Are you seeking a challenging role offering great development opportunities - in which you will become a military level packaging subject matter expert - and the chance to make a real difference in supporting our Armed Forces, apply today!

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)

Important

You will have a wide ranging depth and breadth of knowledge associated with packaging technology/engineering

The Job

Are you passionate about the defence of the United Kingdom, with a good moral compass and a drive to protect people? Do you want to work in an environment where you can develop your skills and experience whilst working to support the UK's Armed Forces? If so, an opportunity has arisen for a Lead Packaging Technology Engineer to join us at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S).

This role offers you an exciting opportunity to support the UK Armed Forces, advising on the requirements for packaging to ensure that equipment (non-munitions) is packaged to withstand many years of storage and extremes of handling and transportation. This includes transportation, via a wide range of vehicles across varied terrains, and temporary storage in harsh environments, such that when the end user opens the packaging the item is in the same condition as it left the factory and is fit for purpose.

Responsibilities

As part of a small team, you will work with Industry partners, developing better approaches to Defence Packaging, including making it more sustainable as part of the greening government agenda. Other responsibilities include:

- Providing specialist support, advice and guidance to Delivery Teams and Industry on all aspects of Defence Packaging and, in particular, military level packaging
- Providing specialist support on sustainability and the environment in relation to packaging and packaging materials
- Authoring, promulgating and maintaining advice and guidance across a spectrum of MOD information sources
- Authoring, promulgating and maintaining non-munitions packaging Defence and NATO standards
- Representing the MOD on BSI packaging committees
- Maintaining the Military Packager Approval Scheme to include documentation, Company and Designer certification and audits
- Acting as MOD co-chair of the PEAS (Packaging in Equipment and Acquisition Support) Forum, responsible for the activities of the Forum
- Providing maintenance and provision of Defence Packaging training
- Maintaining regular contact with internal and external stakeholders, including Professional Bodies and other Packaging Trade Associations
- Responsibility for managing and developing other packaging staff

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 (e.g. HNC) qualification in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline, or will demonstrate the equivalent experience in packaging technology/engineering
* You will have experience of providing technical advice and leading the delivery of successful packaging outcomes
* You will have a wide ranging depth and breadth of knowledge associated with packaging technology/engineering

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

* Experience in industrial packaging
* Experience in the Defence industry

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance (Practitioner)
* Technical Decision Making (Practitioner)
* Communicating and influencing
* Changing and improving

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market-leading employer pension contributions of between 26.6% and 30.3% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Whilst you will be based out of the listed location, DE&S promotes Smarter working, which provides flexibility over where work is carried out whilst ensuring organisational outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently. We adopt an 'attend for a purpose' approach in relation to visits to site.

Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
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