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Packaging Engineer - PET

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Mount Vernon, IN
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States
Job reference: R-008723

Posted date: Jun. 06, 2017

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Packaging Engineer – PET (Process Execution Team) in Mt. Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

As the Packaging Engineer you are responsible for providing engineering and technical support to Packaging Operations. As well as assisting in packaging operations and providing technical leadership within the Packaging Engineering team.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support for packing lines, including investigation and correction of process-related problems and deviations from standards.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for minor technical projects affecting packing processes and packing. Supports small capital and technical projects with guidance.
  • Responsible for identifying and executing projects to reduce product cost, improve product quality, improve yield, and reduce material usage.
  • Support design, evaluation, testing and qualification of new and modified packaging components
  • Create and maintain technical documentation, including but not limited to Bill of Materials/specifications (BOM/BOS), Component Specifications, drawings and Technical Reports
  • Collaborates with Production, Engineering, Automation, and Quality to optimize end-to-end cycle time, packing productivity, product quality, and supply reliability.
  • Supports technical transfer and implementation of new technologies, equipment, and processes from R&D and other sites, to the Mt. Vernon site.
  • Designs and executes packing equipment performance qualifications.
  • Works with operating Technicians and Maintenance during fieldwork and execution of protocols.

The incumbent is not necessarily performing all the Major Responsibilities of the role immediately. The incumbent may begin by specializing in one or more of these responsibilities whilst working to develop a solid knowledge of the process being supported and applicable cGMPs. Over time the incumbent will be expected to obtain the necessary training to become skilled in all major responsibilities of the role.


Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree required, preferably in Packaging, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or other related technical discipline.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present technical information.

Desired Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical packaging, production, process engineering, or project management.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean training preferred.
  • FMEA training or execution experience preferred.
Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.