Graduate Product Engineer (Full-Time, Permanent)

Reporting to the product data manager, the graduate product engineer is responsible for developing and maintaining product specifications that are accurate and representative of each customer’s specific requirements as well as Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Derry’s manufacturing capabilities. Design and purchase job specific tooling for use in the manufacture of our product portfolio. Maintain complete and accurate records of product specification history.


  • Review, interpret and control customer-supplied specifications for NHPD products.
  • Compare customer requirements to Nelipak manufacturing capabilities and then develop product specifications, documenting and communicating any exceptions directly to customer.
  • Translate customer-supplied information into NHPD’s customer facing specification format using AutoCAD and communicate directly with the customer for approval.
  • Maintain all NHPD customer facing specifications, customer-supplied specifications and supporting documentation in organized and user-friendly customer master files.
  • Generate clear and accurate internal product specifications in the SAP based upon the approved NHPD customer facing specification and/or customer-supplied specifications for use by manufacturing personnel when producing product.
  • Review each new product request received from customers and use knowledge of all machine capabilities to determine and engineer the most efficient route to manufacture.
  • Provide the SAP data specialists with consistently accurate product information, required to generate SAP master data, bills of materials and routings for use in the costing, order entry, planning and manufacture of new and existing products.
  • Design, order and issue job specific tooling for use in accordance with associated manufacturing specifications.
  • Control internal and external change requests by customer service, sales, customers, manufacturing, technical, QA and sub-contractors in accordance with customer no change agreements and/or other customer requirements.
  • Work closely on new business development projects, where applicable, in line with company sales plan.
  • Use analytical skills to ensure prompt resolution of any product engineering (and other) related manufacturing issues.
  • Sound engineering practice for design improvement and issue resolution.
  • Control of design advancement in compliance with the company’s quality management system.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum associates degree.
  • Excellent data skills with ability to incorporate good written and oral communication.
  • Strong interpretive, analytical and math skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Vigorous problem solving and investigative abilities.
  • Ability to organize and disseminate information efficiently.
  • Must be able to work with and communicate to all levels of resources and management.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft computer software.
  • Good background in CAD creation and comprehension.

Desirable Criteria:

  • AutoCAD experience is advantageous.

Application Process:

Please e-mail your CV to Closing date for CV’s and cover letters of application is 12 noon Wednesday 02 March 2022.