Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Packaging Engineer

New Brunswick, NJ, US
Apr 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The selected candidate will be responsible for assessing and developing innovative technologies with focus on primary package development activities for sterile dosage forms. Interface and work with various functions within BMS to establish design requirements for primary container component systems during product development. Conducts tests on packaging materials/presentations and final package for stability and container closure integrity studies. Coordinates packaging of stability supplies for new products. Provides technical expertise in development of component specifications for primary packaging system. Provides technical expertise to the manufacturing teams in establishing the process parameters and resolution of problems associated with packaging/component equipment conflicts. Directs new technology development efforts to resolve packaging and drug delivery related issues for various modalities in the BMS pipeline concurrently. Directs packaging component suppliers to new areas of innovation. Partner with Device development team to ensure system level requirements for combination products are developed, verified and validated in accordance with design controls. Sources, tests, qualifies and documents new packaging components across a wide variety of types of materials and formats. Coordinates both internal and external resources to complete projects. Recommends improvements to packaging component design. Provides sterile packaging technical assistance for quality and regulatory activities including: preparation of technical documents for regulatory filings. Responsible for successful project execution according to established objectives, timelines and costs. This position may require up to 15% travel.


Bachelors or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Packaging Science/Engineering with minimum of four years of professional experience in pharmaceutical/ medical device and combination product development. PhD degree preferred. The candidate should be familiar with global regulations regarding packaging. Has experience in writing and executing protocols for testing packaging systems. Experience should include familiarity and working knowledge with statistical analysis tools such as Minitab and design softwares such as Pro-Engineer and or SolidWorks. Experience in developing sterile product primary packaging systems and FEA /modelling is a plus. Good oral and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to handle multiple tasks, be willing to challenge existing practices, and work with minimum supervision.