Job Description:

The Packaging Engineer is responsible for managing the design, development, procurement, qualification and implementation of packaging components and packaging equipment. The engineer is also responsible for continuous improvement activities, troubleshooting and serving as the subject matter expert regarding packaging materials and test standards.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Engineer Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the subject matter expert on packaging systems-materials, package component design and automated packaging equipment.
  • Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing.
  • Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine the physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.
  • Identification, selection and procurement of automated packaging equipment.
  • Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews.
  • Must be able to manage complex multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work closely with global suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, and sourcing.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Identify and implement cost savings initiatives related to packaging materials and packaging machinery.
  • Optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.
  • Work with the manufacturing department to ensure the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability.

Organizational Relationships

Reports to the Head of Site.

Packaging Engineer Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Packaging Engineering is required. Must have 8+ years of experience in automated packaging; preferably in pharmaceuticals or another FDA-regulated industry. Intimate knowledge of material selection, package design and testing, package component procurement, packaging machinery.

Packaging Engineer Physical Demands
Ability to communicate orally with customers, management, and coworkers is crucial. Regular use of the telephone and email for communication is essential. Sitting for extended periods is common. Hearing and vision within normal ranges is helpful for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.

No heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally may be required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, copiers, and fax machines.

Good reasoning ability is required to solve a wide range of business problems. Ability to apply statistical calculations, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and sampling theory as well as algebra, linear equations, and other analytics as required. Able to understand and utilize management reports and plans to conduct business.

Work Environment
The job is performed indoors in a traditional office and pharmaceutical manufacturing plant environment primarily. Activities include extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer monitor.

Short Info

  • Posted: 37 day ago
  • Job poster: admin
  • Industry: Engineering
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  • Job function: Engineering

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