Packaging Engineer

JOB TITLE:  Packaging Engineer

JOB FUNCTION: Manufacturing

JOB LEVEL: Managerial


EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (subject to a six-month probationary period)

REPORTS TO:  Manufacturing Manager 

LOCATION:  Accra, Ghana

START DATE:  November 1st, 2020

Summary and Corporate Profile:


A rapidly growing company with two decades in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry as a bottled water producing company is seeking an experienced Packing Engineer to ensure the engineering integrity of the packaging plant. These include responsibility for asset care, cost and performance control, overall reliability and “up-time” of the packaging lines and the provision of effective engineering support to the shift based production teams, as well as the management of any outsourced maintenance services.

Role Description and Responsibilities


  • Drive the deployment of the Asset Management Strategy in the Plant.

  • Partake in the development of the asset care plan for the packaging plant, contributing suggestions, and providing expert advice.

  • Implement the asset care plan for the Packaging plant, ensuring the Packaging Engineering team have the required competencies to execute the plan.

  • Ensure that asset care goals are incorporated into the Packaging Engineering team and individual goals

  • Implementation of the Predictive Maintenance Strategy, including the Condition Monitoring program.

  • Lead the OEM SPP (Supplier Partnering Programme) for the plant and monitor Service Agreements

  • Ensure Engineering Change Management Procedure adherence

  • Support packaging performance improvement by conducting and leading performance optimization initiatives.

  • Ensure that predictive maintenance techniques are implemented.

  • Verify that the Packaging Engineering team are carrying out routine and planned maintenance, and validates the quality of work.

  • Take part in and/or manage central office plant optimization trials or projects, providing advice, assistance, and guidance where required.

  • Evaluate the impact of new plant and equipment, and sign off all plant modifications and changes.

  • Lead the development of Packaging Engineering team goals and ensure they are communicated and understood by team members.

  • Entrench a high-performance culture by conducting regular Packaging Engineering team goal review.

  • Ensure that the Packaging Engineering team apply proper safety and housekeeping procedures, and adhere to all legal requirements when carrying out their tasks.

  • Ensure implementation of the appropriate and legislative policies (such as OSH act) on safety and housekeeping.

  • Ensure all statutory and mandatory checks are part of the asset care management system, are performed and all documentation completed and recorded.


Person Specification

Experience and Education:

  • Diploma/BSc: Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical )

  • A successful track record as a Packaging Unit Manager

  • Minimum:  3 years of maintenance experience

  • Ideal:  5 years of experience in maintenance of packaging equipment

  • Previous line management experience is an added advantage.

  • Broad-based engineering and packaging knowledge as applicable



  • Highly developed analytical skills with excellent problem-solving capability

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to interact and influence at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of manufacturing principles and practices within the industry.

  • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the FMCG industry

  • Ability to assess organizational systems to ensure the support of strategic directives.

  • Ability to lead and influence ideas and people by articulating a compelling and inspired vision and motivating and mobilizing individuals and parties towards this common goal.

  • Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.  

  • Proven ability to foresee and take action against potential risks to the business/system as a whole

  • Assess and makes clear trade-offs when making critical decisions 

  • Simplifies the decision-making process for self and others


Business Behaviors:


  • Deep understanding of Packaging Operations, processes, and systems.

  • Deep understanding of Asset Management and OEM Partnering.

  • Understanding of Project Management.

  • Understanding of Asset Management standards and guidelines, including the Manufacturing Way.

  • A reasonable understanding of Packaging Materials and Sundries.

  • A good understanding of Safety, Health, and Environment, which includes Sustainable Development.

  • A good understanding of business processes which include financial management, performance management, talent management and IR


Interacts with:



  • Packaging Process Management

  • Asset care Specialist

  • Maintenance Controllers

  • Maintenance Planners

  • Engineering COT

  • Packaging COT 


  • Suppliers    

  • Clients 

  • All other external correspondence



  • Maintenance Planner

  • C&A Technician


  • N/A


Salary and Other Benefits 


Salary - 4500-6500 Ghana Cedis

  • Health Insurance

  • Training and Development 

  • Statutory Leave Days 

  • Annual Bonus 



Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at with the subject 'Head of Marketing and Sales'. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above. We will ONLY contact candidates who meet our criteria for the above role description. 


GH office:

+233 (0) 302 547 136 (landline)

+233 (0) 554 081 727 (mobile)

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