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Nutramax Laboratories

Associate Packaging Engineer

Description of Work

Under the guidance of the Senior Packaging Engineer, the Associate Packaging Engineer will be involved in the packaging design and development process, the design and layout of packaging processes and the creation/maintenance of all supporting packaging documentation for existing and new products.  This position takes into account all steps of the packaging process from the design and procurement of packaging materials through the packaging and shipping of finished products and interacts with New Product Development, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, Quality, Purchasing, Graphics and Planning.

 

Responsibilities:

  •  Maintains packaging material specifications database and updates the UPC master file with relevant packaging information
  • Initiates change controls and authors critical packaging documents including packaging component specifications, packaging batch records, deviations, non-conformances, rework protocols, SOPs, etc.
  • Works with packaging suppliers to ensure that the proper technical specifications are obtained and are in place
  • Coordinate packaging sample requests when needed for new designs, new equipment, sales presentations, etc.
  • Initiate Item Number Requests for packaging components
  • Designs new packaging configurations for existing and new delivery systems
  • Researches, sources and approves packaging materials and components
  • Identifies and recommends equipment based on packaging needs
  • Works with Product Development to identify proper stability plans for new products, new formulations and/or new skus
  • Provides BOMs (Bill of Materials) to Purchasing, Product Development and Operations to ensure all material combinations are ordered
  • Creates pallet configurations using TOPS
  • Troubleshoots problems on packaging lines torque, induction sealing, metal detection, etc.
  • Works with external manufacturing and packaging facilities to ensure that Nutramax’s packaging needs and quality expectations are met
  • Remains current on new packaging materials and technologies
  • Assists in Complaint Investigations as they relate to packaging components (leakers, short counts, empty blisters, damage, etc.)
  • Works with the Maintenance Department and Operations Department to ensure the proper tooling is ordered for new packaging components if needed
  • Identifies and implement ways to decrease cost and improve packaging efficiencies
  • Coordinates/Conducts testing on packaging components when needed
  • Creates and revises packaging artwork using Adobe Illustrator
  • Review and approve packaging artwork
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements:

 

  • 0 – 2 years of Package Engineering/Design experience
  • Good written, interpersonal and oral communication skills a must
  • Strong skills in scientific technique, problem solving, time management and cost savings required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal team and external team
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a team environment under tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, TOPS and CAD
  • Experience in a GMP production or Pharmaceutical environment is a plus
  • Strong understanding of Graphic Design and Printing is a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Experience in 3D package rendering is a plus

 

Travel:

 0-10 %

 

Education:

BS/BA in Packaging Science, Package Engineering or related field required

Minor or emphasis in Graphic Communications, Graphic Design or related field is a plus

Engineering / Architecture

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