POSITION SUMMARY: Provide project support for the development of new packaging, products, and technologies. Contribute to the selection of materials, create specifications, and manage tasks associated with the development of unique and functional packaging that enhances and preserves the value of West’s products. Perform packaging process development activities and equipment setup as appropriate in laboratory and production environment following all appropriate cGMPs and company policies and procedures.
ACCOUNTABILITIES: •Contribute to R&D activities and lead tasks for various engineering projects that will allow the achievement of project goals and objectives through the implementation of new and/or improved packaging designs and processes. •Participate in planning and execution of packaging design verification activities and support process validation activities as required, including sample preparation and testing. •Conceptualize and develop prototypes for new innovative packaging solutions to maintain West’s position as an industry leader. Design and conduct experiments to verify package performance and integrity. •Author protocols, reports, risk analyses to support and maintain Design History File (DHF). •Apply project management techniques utilizing computer scheduling and resource management to coordinate tasks assigned for key projects within budget and schedule constraints. •Identify equipment needs to support packaging development and execute installation, setup, and qualification efforts. Develop test methods for evaluation and validation of packaging design. •Maintain laboratory equipment and ensure compliance with the appropriate industry and government regulations. •Support operations by authoring appropriate procedures and providing training and guidance to production and quality assurance personnel. •Provide post-commercialization packaging support to West plants and customers to sustain current business. •Maintain awareness of technology trends through literature, trade shows, and intellectual property.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Packaging, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline. Master’s degree preferred
Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in a packaging engineering role; technical project leadership a plus
•Understand of fundamental engineering principles and prior experience with packaging design, materials, manufacturing processes, and test methodology required
•Must have effective problem solving abilities and strong interpersonal and communication skills
PHYSICAL & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel (15%-20%) to West facilities, suppliers, and customers for project management and coordination.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its custom...ers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2016 sales of $1.5 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.