Packaging Development Engineer

Are you passionate about the intersection of technology, innovation, and food? Do you have a knack for designing packaging solutions that not only protect the freshness and quality of food, but also contribute to sustainability goals? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

This is the story of a company on a mission to provide the world with safe and convenient packaging solutions for liquid food with minimal environmental impact. With a vision based on less, designed to save on nature’s resources while ensuring the highest possible food safety, Ecolean has found a way of producing lightweight liquid food packages, that not only keep food safe, but also minimise resource-use and ultimately the carbon footprint. With headquarters in Helsingborg and production sites in Sweden, China and Pakistan, the innovator and producer employ more than 450 people.

Ecolean is a dynamic and forward-thinking company at the forefront of the food industry. Committed to delivering excellence, we are seeking a talented Packaging Development Engineer to join our team. As a key player in our organization, you will have the chance to shape the future of food packaging, ensuring it meets the highest standards of functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics.

About the rolE:

As our package expert you will develop new Primary packaging, as well as maintain and enhance the existing range. Always with focus on consumer and customer insights. You will be part of a cross-functional team working closely with Marketing, Consumer Insight, Sales and Purchasing to create functional, environmental-friendly, and appealing packaging products.

Responsibilities includes:

  • Initiate and drive feasibility studies to understand product requirements and design packaging solutions that meets technical, regulatory, and consumer needs.
  • Create new packaging variants with different shapes, sizes and various opening and closing solutions.
  • Develop and optimize designs that enhance product shelf life, reduce waste, and align with environmental goals.
  • Define, develop, and implement procedures and verification and validation methods related to package area and execute it.
  • Write test specifications, perform tests, analyse package performance and functionality results, as well as document results using reports.
  • Drive risk assessment and root cause investigations on package performance and functionality.
  • Implement new packaging solutions and ensure quality and operability in our production.

You will also stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement in packaging solutions as well as frequently interact with suppliers, and external stakeholders.

This position is located at Ecolean’s head office and production site in Helsingborg. You will be part of a team of technical specification owners within Technology & Research department and report to Director Systems Engineering.

Is this you?

We are looking for someone with a degree in Packaging Engineering, Materials Science or related field and proven experience in packaging development and design within the food industry. You should have strong knowledge of polymers and cellulose-based materials, processes, printing techniques and regulations related to food packaging. Working with Requirement Management procedure and Risk Assessment is desired as well as experience in physical testing and technical test methodologies in Primary packaging, including openings and closures. We assume that you are also familiar with current and upcoming legislation regarding materials/food as well as environmental aspects.
Solid ability to write and communicate in English is a must. Fluency in Swedish is an advantage. To succeed in this role, you should have an innovative approach and great problem-solving skills. Collaborating and communicating with different people is something that stimulates you.


Want to play a key role in shaping the future of food packaging? Maybe want to learn more about Ecolean’s core value statement: We are brave. We are innovative. We create less. Welcome to contact us. In this recruitment process, Ecolean AB collaborates with Mpya Sci & Tech. Please send in your application through no later than January 28. For questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Talent Advisor Johanna Engblom on +46 (0)733 200 900.

About Ecolean AB

Ecolean produces innovative lightweight packaging and filling equipment for liquid food, primarily in the dairy and beverage industry. With a strong focus on the Asian markets, Ecolean has operations in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia as well as Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Oceania and Germany. The head office is located in Helsingborg, Sweden together with two of the production facilities. Ecolean was founded in 1996 and today collaborates with some of the world's leading consumer food brands.

EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability ratings, rates Ecolean as Platinum, top 1% of over 90,000 assessed companies. Read more about our world class sustainability at our website