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Package Engineer III
Ref No.: 18-03567
Location: South San Francisco, California
This position supports the establishment of a world-class packaging organization by providing technical expertise in the development and deployment of new packaging systems for pharmaceutical products. The selected candidate will work on a variety of packaging initiatives and will support global packaging development in establishing packaging systems for clinical and commercial use.

Team Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate and develop new materials and/or alternate packaging materials, packaging solutions or packaging systems based on product, regulatory, business or technical requirements.
  • Develop and qualify global primary, secondary and tertiary packaging solutions
  • Qualification of global packaging solutions in line with the current valid requirements (e.g. Development of test protocols and reports, execute IQ, OQ, and PQ etc.)
  • Maintenance of global packaging solutions (e.g. maintain global specifications, support change control records, provide impact assessments, execute requalification etc.)

Technical Requirements:
  • Familiarity with testing methodologies/standards (shock, drop and vibration, peel force, barrier analysis, CCI/sterile integrity, DIN, ISO, ISTA, USP, FDA, MHRA, ASTM)
  • 2+ years of experience in packaging design/testing
  • Must have a degree in packaging design, materials design or a related industry (mechanical engineering, etc.) with a focus on packaging design/testing
  • Experience with medical device design and/or equipment, specifically related to non-sterile and sterile packaging activities (vials, devices, heat sealing, etc.)
  • Familiarity with IQ, OQ and PQ equipment along with development of qualification protocols/reports for packaging and shipping qualification activities
  • Working knowledge of computer systems including TOPS, CAD or Solidworks, and Microsoft tools including MS project, and Adobe
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including MS Project