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Packaging Engineer (Packaging Scientist)

Date: Feb 3, 2019

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 3FA

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

 

At Teva Runcorn we are proud of the reputation that we have earned for being able to commercialise new aseptic sterile products for our group in an agile, efficient and compliant manner. We manufacture sterile products for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 

Our Steriles Device Team is managing a portfolio of legacy and new projects. With both there are developmental & technical challenges, problem investigations and continuous improvements to overcome, solve and implement.

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Packaging Engineer to provide subject matter expertise to support the packaging technology team. The Packaging Engineer will be leading packaging related activities for combination product development. The majority activities are related to primary and secondary pack for combination products and authoring and reviewing design control documentation.

 

The role is global and will require to work across all phases of the projects. The packaging engineer will be part of a cross-functional team and will be required to contribute to multiple projects in parallel supporting all SDT portfolio device projects.

 

 Key Responsibilities

 

  • Supporting projects and processes through identification and implementation of technical solutions that involve packaging material selection and testing, interactions with packaging materials, packaging machinability, components assembly and manufacturing or packaging processes
  • Supporting projects and processes through secondary pack development and verifying packaging design through distribution testing
  • Responsible for writing and reviewing packaging related design control documentation (e.g. design inputs, distribution protocol, etc.) and contribute to a high quality Design History File (DHF)
  • Packaging/device related trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Drive and/or support packaging technology strategies/best practice
  • Manage relationships with primary, secondary pack and device suppliers, manufacturers, contract design houses, contract manufacturing companies, specialist test houses.

Qualifications

Required knowledge and skills

  • Graduate in Process Engineering, Device Engineering, Packaging Technology or equivalent / Post Graduate Education Material Science, Physics, Chemistry
  • Track record in packaging development activities.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge (through practical experience) of GMP, EU and FDA regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of packaging, packaging materials, device development and  manufacturing processes and strong analytical skills relating to this
  • Understanding of packaging or device and drug/device combination regulatory and quality requirements would be highly beneficial
  • Understanding manufacturing processes and distribution testing

Function

Research & Development

Sub Function

Drug Development and Preclinical Studies

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

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