Packaging Engineer

in Clearwater
, FL
Reference: 19-01471


The Packing Engineer will lead and/or support packaging engineering activities for development, capacity expansion, continuity of supply and maintenance of business functions.


  • Lead engineering activities in the design, development and qualification of primary and secondary packaging for medical device and pharmaceutical products
  • Support and/or lead the engineering activities associated with the design and development of new innovative packaging systems for existing products and R&D pipeline products
  • Participate in the identification, selection, specification and qualification of primary and secondary packaging components
  • Lead/contribute to the critique of new/modified packaging designs for robustness as it relates to product protection, packaging process performance, and regulatory compliance
  • Lead troubleshooting of packaging component and/or packaging process issues with established platforms
  • Contribute to the identification of new packaging materials, technologies and equipment that will add convenience for customers, reduce manufacturing and material costs, and improve efficiencies
  • Create and execute packaging test protocols and methods
  • Develop and execute design of experiments to establish robust packaging process performance
  • Develop/raise packaging material and component specifications/drawings
  • Lead packaging component and process qualifications with generation of appropriate documentation


  • BS Packaging Science or related Engineering discipline
  • 7+ years of Packaging Engineering experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry
  • Experience with primary and secondary packaging materials including, but not limited to, bottles, closures, dropper tips, tubes, labels, cartons, inserts, and corrugated shippers
  • Must possess strong communication and interactive skills, capable of working independently or on project teams as required
  • Must be able to work with Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing and external Suppliers in a team setting
  • Experience with participating on technical projects from start to finish and working with external manufacturing suppliers

Preferred Skills:

  • ISO-9000, GMP, medical device manufacturing experience
  • Design for Experiments (DOE) experience a plus
  • Project leadership and familiarity with FDA regulated products
  • Experience and knowledge of aseptic automated packaging processes
  • Ability to write technical reports and make presentations
  • A self-starter able to achieve project goals with minimal supervision