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JO-4298

Quality Search -  Since 1981

Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer I

Location

Bay Area, California

Experience

7 or more years

Specialty

Bio-Pharmaceuticals

Salary Range

Competitive                 

Targeted Bonus Range

Competitive

Education

B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent

Travel

Up to 25%

Reports to

Director of Engineering

Relocation

Yes, for the right candidate. (Lump Sum)

COMPANY – DUTIES – QUALIFICATIONS

COMPANY:  This company is a research-based Bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. Its goal is to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Their therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. They have over 10,000 employees and are one of the leading companies in their field.


DUTIES:  The Senior Packaging Engineer I will manage the commercial packaging responsibilities at Company internal and CMO sites.  He, or she, will manage the planning, technical transfer and implementation of new packaging site start-ups. 


Specific Job Requirements:

  • Maintains full working knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company’s interests.
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency and creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting new methods, processes, etc.
  • Provides technical guidance and training to junior group members.
  • Examines and works to resolve inter-departmental working issues from a broader organizational perspective.
  • Analyzes, revises and develops internal procedures and systems required to ensure GMP compliance.
  • Manages complex processes across functions and interacts effectively with the other team members to ensure product meets regulatory, performance, and cost requirements.
  • Leads technical packaging related investigations and assessment of deviations.
  • Advises more junior staff or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of new methods, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors
  • Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
  • Makes recommendations for cost reduction initiatives as related to materials, labor or overhead.
  • Makes recommendations for continuous improvement in all operation processes.
  • Investigates the feasibility of applying advanced principles and techniques of related engineering specialty to products and problems.
  • Manages external vendor relationships and negotiates contracts.
  • Manages budget for pharmaceutical/packaging engineering-related projects and activities.
  • Works independently on significant portions of projects.
  • Manages activities at third party sites, including providing project timelines, resolving issues, on-site troubleshooting, and providing overall technical support; may negotiate pricing for defined projects.
  • Coordinates the specification, installation, utilization, qualification, and improvement of equipment used for solid dose and liquid products.
  • Approves documents for Regulatory filings, and reviews filings, including sections from other disciplines.
  • Identifies Bill of Material components for company products.
  • Travels to Contract packaging sites to oversee qualification activities.
  • Knowledge & Skills:
  • Strong computer, organizational, and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must think critically and creatively, and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Requires a B.S. Degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, package engineering, or a related scientific field and a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant industry experience required.  A Master’s Degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, package engineering, or a related scientific field and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant industry experience required.  Advanced degree(s) with commensurate industry experience are also considered.  Prior experience in a cGMP-related industry is highly desirable.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), general manufacturing principles, concepts, industry practices, and standards.
  • Experience in commercial packaging processes, including product launch, packaging line qualifications and CMO management
  • Maintains full working knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company’s interests.
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency and creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting new methods, processes, etc.
  • Preferred experience in solid dose, prefilled syringes and/or vials packaging.

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

 

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