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Position Title

Packaging Engineer




2-6 years


Pharmaceutical & Consumer Healthcare

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent



Reports to

Associate Director of Packaging Engineering

Direct Reports





This individual will be responsible for primary package development where use of rigid plastics is prevalent so a minimum of 2 years experience with blow molded and injection molded plastics is absolutely necessary. This includes mold design and qualification including developing bottles, closures, and other rigid plastic packaging components.


Company Overview:  This is a leading global healthcare company founded in 1887 and now a high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing organization and world-class supply chain network. The company is a manufacturer of over-the-counter healthcare products and a supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market. It also is a leading provider of branded OTC products throughout Europe and the U.S. as well as a leading producer of "extended topical" prescription drugs.

Position: The Packaging Engineer will provide package engineering support and packaging component expertise to the company through the design, development, and maintenance of packaging standards for various company and outside sub-contracting product packaging sites.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and resolve packaging issues associated with packaging component quality, packaging equipment, and packaging line efficiency.
  • Participate in deviation resolutions as a result of packaging component quality, and coordinate, conduct, and document packaging line trials for new or improved packaging components.
  • Work closely with other functional areas and multi-functional teams such as Operations, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Master Data, Art, and Quality to launch new products/packages.
  • Develop promotions and displays, develop cost savings initiatives, and troubleshoot packaging problems.
  • Participate in the selection of new equipment and/or tooling.
  • Develop and prepare packaging specifications and bill of materials, cost estimates, and realizations. Conduct and document package testing for component approval or troubleshooting.


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or other equivalent engineering discipline.

Experience:  2-6 years experience as a packaging engineer in pharmaceutical, medical device, or consumer goods.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience in developing bottles, closures, or other rigid plastic packaging components.
  • Proven ability to work independently toward specific goals and to exercise initiative in identifying projects.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to develop sound economic analysis, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to customer service.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of methods in package design, testing, and packaging materials, tooling, methods improvement, ergonomics, and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs, along with USP and CR testing requirements

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