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JO-4288

Quality Search -  Since 1981

Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer

Location

West Coast

Experience

5 or more years

Specialty

Biopharmaceuticals

Salary Range

Competitive                 

Targeted Bonus Range

Competitive

Education

B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent

Travel

Up to 15%

Reports to

Packaging Engineering group under Final Product Technologies

Relocation

Available for the right candidate

COMPANY – DUTIES – QUALIFICATIONS

COMPANY:  This company was founded over three decades ago and has pioneered and focused on areas of high unmet medical needs. They have leveraged their expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. They have become one of the world’s leading independent biopharmaceutical companies.


DUTIES:  This position reports into the Packaging Engineering group under Final Product Technologies. The position will support global supply, new product introductions, partnerships/acquisitions and combination products.

This position utilizes physics, engineering and chemistry principles coupled with advanced and diverse materials science understanding and principles to assist in the evaluation, design, qualification and implementation of packaging components and the associated systems such as documentation, equipment and processes.


Further Responsibilities:

  • Lead and present new packaging ideas, concepts and design ideas to the Product Development team.
  • Representing Final Product Technologies as required
  • Technology transfer from clinical to commercial or from site to site for packaging components and equipment processes
  • Management of entry level engineers and contingent workers.
  • Evaluation, recommendation and selection of new packaging materials for both large and small molecules product.
  • Assessing complex problems relating to materials, recommending and implementing solutions
  • Write test protocols, perform technical evaluations and submitting technical assessment reports to justify the use of selected materials.
  • Write Technical Specifications
  • Establish priorities to ensure all projects are managed within expected due dates
  • Ensures cGMP and regulatory compliance are met
  • Ensures that change control procedures are followed working with QA and
  • Regulatory to implement changes
  • Participants in Pre-Approval Inspections (PAI) and interact with regulatory bodies (e.g., FDA, EMEA, etc) as needed
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams (i.e. Research, QA/QC, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Regulatory, etc.) in pre-commercial and commercial activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging and 5 or more years of Packaging and/or Mechanical Engineering experience with 3-4 years within the Pharma/Bio industry.


Demonstrated Competencies/Skills:

  • Leading teams
  • Independent thinker with demonstrated skills working in teams or leading project teams
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills

A knowledge of common materials utilized in pharmaceutical packaging is key to this role. Key Material knowledge requirements of the structural components and chemical properties of glass, polymers, adhesives, inks, varnishes and paper is integral in the day to day oversight of this role. Understanding of packaging manufacturing equipment and processes and how materials interact with these is essential to the position. This role will have some entry level management potential and the successful candidate will also utilize excellent organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, with the ability to work in teams and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

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Quality Search, 1820 Graham Drive • Chesterton, IN 46304-1627 • (219) 926-5015 www.qsjobs.com

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Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident or have authorization to work in the United States.

 

For further details on JO-4288

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We look forward to working with and for you in your career enhancement!

 



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