Shire Packaging Site Engineer in Lessines, Belgium


The main responsibility of this position is the support, implementation and evaluation of optimal and cost-effective technologies related to the efficient operations of the packaging.

Additional responsibilities include leading in package trial runs, project start-ups (FATs/SATs), resolving manufacturing issues, and in packaging validation efforts. In addition, the candidate will lead or own change control and CAPA activities.



  • Execute/lead in the introduction of new packaging equipment, components, technologies and processes during project.

  • Being a SME ( subject matter expert) in packing engineering field from user requirement specifications to installation and ramp up of the equipment, including technical study, supplier selection and follow up, technical and validation protocols, equipment installation… ;


  • Support preparation of engineering and production project for the next 5 years.

  • Drives innovation by identifying and implementing new technical solutions and technologies. Support the standardization efforts and implementation of best practices and bench marks both internally and externally.


  • With solid expertise in packing systems and production process , analyze lines efficiency and define improvement action.


  • Quality: Develop and maintain written documentation and SOP for all system tasks including validation documentation if required. Assist management for audits. Follow capa, investigation and PA.


  • Master degree in industrial engineering, or a related field, or equivalent experience required.

  • 5+ years of work experience in Engineering Maintenance

  • Strong customer facing, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize, plan and follow-up work of others

  • Solid engineering skill

  • Knowledge in packing system

  • Solide written/verbal skills in French. Fluent in both written and spoken English

  • Solid analysis and problem solving skills

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