Senior Packaging Engineer
The Mentholatum Company - Horsham, PA

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The Senior Packaging Engineer will be responsible for packaging design, development, prototyping, protocol development, package/product compatibility, package performance testing, component validation, specification development and project plan development and management including budget management for new package projects. Demonstrate good laboratory practices, safety awareness, awareness of and compliance with regulatory guidelines, (CGMP, GLP, and FDA Monographs), comprehension of USP/NF, INCI, and other applicable references. Occasional overnight travel is required (0-5 trips/year). Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures

Design / develop primary packaging components. Serve as the primary contact on cross functional teams for primary package design for new product development. This will include working with Marketing, R&D, Technical Services, Purchasing and suppliers to determine optimal design and material selection.

Plans/develops secondary and tertiary packaging and shipping/distribution containers for products in response to customer quality and Marketing requirements, working with dimensional tolerance, copy control, material compatibility/specifications and standards.

Develop awareness and expertise in new technologies and processes in packaging. Assess feasibility and value of technologies for Mentholatum products.

Comply with documentation requirements for the development of new and revised container-closure systems (e.g., design history files, test protocols and reports, specifications, drawings)

Develop and oversee the implementation of test protocols for package integrity, compatibility and functional testing of container closures.

Assist as a technical expert in the resolution of problem investigations concerning packaging components.
Maintain good communications within RMRL and with Marketing, Production, Technical Services, Regulatory, Quality Control, and other service functions to accomplish objectives.

5 - 10 years' experience in pharmaceutical, medical device or consumer products industry with primary and secondary packaging experience.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Package Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Packaging Science or other related degree preferred
Expertise in components: product/material interaction/compatibility, quality testing of components and functionality of container closure system, sourcing of suppliers, brokers, sustainability and life cycle of materials.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills with the ability to work with internal and external customers and suppliers on multiple concurrent projects.
Experience developing and maintaining project timelines and budgets
Ability to provide creative and technical expertise to Marketing and Manufacturing
Ability to travel when required
PC skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ability to use enterprise software systems such as JD Edwards.

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