Sr. Packaging Engineer

Novato, CA 94945

Posted: 03/20/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15341

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Senior Packaging Engineer to be part of our client’ s team in Novato. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Sr. Packaging Engineer

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • The Senior Packaging Engineer is responsible for the design, development, testing, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of secondary and tertiary global packaging solutions for clinical and commercial products, both small and large molecule.
  • S/he applies extensive theoretical, technical, and cross-functional expertise to independently address complex problems to complete assigned projects under limited direction.
  • S/he is a key member on project teams to deliver high-quality packaging on schedule, which meets customer, business, technical and regulatory needs.
  • S/he promotes standardization and compatibility between in-house and contract packaging facilities. 
  • The successful candidate requires effective collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead on-site implementation of changes and packaging-related launch activities at CMOs.
  • Team leader for technical packaging projects on cross-functional project teams.
  • Evaluate new packaging process or packaging to increase productivity and/or reduce costs without sacrificing quality.
  • Awareness of future trends, process improvements, and new technologies. Communicate and introduce as applicable.
  • Assemble and report department metrics. Lead monthly project reviews meetings.
  • Mentor lower-level packaging engineers
  • Design, test, and implement secondary, and tertiary packaging components. Write technical reports to support the component selection process. Perform financial analysis to support new or revised packaging proposals.
  • Author SOPs, work procedures, packaging specifications, package design testing protocols, and oversee testing of the packaging components and packaging systems.
  • Identify new packaging suppliers and CMOs as needed. Justify, arrange qualification, and participate in compliance audits as required.
  • Work with and travel to contract sites to jointly develop package systems, batch records, distribution and handling methods, and any activities involved in properly transporting the drug throughout the supply chain.
  • Will be a member of multidisciplinary project teams and be called on to lead teams for tasks that are focused on packaging issues.
  • Present packaging project statuses at project and department meetings.
  • Apply knowledge of FDA and ISO requirements related to packaging, ensuring robust package verification and approval.
  • Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy and client system items that are per training curriculums.
  • Create and approve technical artwork specifications.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • BS in Packaging or Mechanical Engineering degree.
  • Minimum 4 years as a Packaging Engineer in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry with increasing responsibility.
  • Independent thinker with demonstrated skills working in teams or leading project teams.
  • Ability to multitask and manage timelines.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of ISO and ASTM packaging test protocols.
  • Experience working with packaging artwork.
  • Working knowledge of packaging manufacturing processes.
  • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, CAPE or TOPS.
  • Proficient in MS Project.
  • Ability to find, communicate, and implement ways to continuously improve processes and willingness to take on other duties as required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly developed organizational, project management and influencing skills.
  • Process development or technology transfer experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and judgment.
  • Effective decision making skills – ability to negotiate and balance decisions and priorities across needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated initiative; results oriented, initiative to institute changed.
  • Knowledge and experience of testing methods including CCI, ISTA, ASTM.

Erik Cordova

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