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Packaging Technician
Job Location: Amherst

Packaging Technician

Dynamic, talented and on the move, PolyCello has grown to become one of Canada’s most successful manufacturing organizations. Based in Amherst, Nova Scotia, we are flexible packaging experts who have been serving some of the best-known brands in North America for more than 50 years.

Our workplace culture can best be described as service-oriented and quality-driven. These values, along with one of the most advanced printing facilities in the industry, allow us to claim “industry-leader” as one of our calling cards.

We are currently seeking a Packaging Technician to join our Innovation and Research & Development team in Amherst, Nova Scotia.  Reporting to the Innovation and R&D Manager, the successful candidate will assist with day to day activities associated with Innovation and Research & Development projects, and assist the Lab Technician with routine testing.

Qualifications/Critical Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Process Engineering, Packaging Engineering, or Science
  • Two (2) years’ experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software programs
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy; detail-oriented
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills; able to multi-task effectively
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proven strong interpersonal skills


  • Five (5) years’ experience working within a flexographic printing environment

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and tracks CFIA submissions
  • Maintains and tracks SRED projects
  • Maintains and completes WO’s associated with new opportunities and trials
  • Identifies packaging solutions and qualifies packaging components
  • Generates, evaluates, and coordinates packaging-related documentation, including specifications, test plans, and reports
  • Ensures compliance with laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to PolyCello packaging
  • Writes concise, professional laboratory reports
  • Reverse-engineers material and film samples and makes film recommendations
  • Sources suppliers of film, adhesive, and other materials; stays current on new offerings
  • Performs routine laboratory work, including compiling Technical Data Sheets
  • Acts as back up to the Laboratory Technician

Interested candidates are asked to respond in confidence, quoting competition number PT0526-CB, to:

Human Resources Department
12 Tupper Boulevard
Amherst, NS  B4H 4S7
(Fax) 902-661-7271

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone inquiries please.

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