Associate Packaging Engineer


: $60,225.00 - $125,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Consumer Product/Consumer Packaged Goods/Packaging

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Associate Packaging Engineer



West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2017 sales of $1.6 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

Job Summary:

Provide project support for the development of new packaging, products, and technologies. Contribute to the selection of materials, create specifications, and manage tasks associated with the development of unique and functional packaging that enhances and preserves the value of West s products. Perform packaging process development activities and equipment setup as appropriate in laboratory and production environment following all appropriate cGMPs and company policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Contribute to R&D activities and lead tasks for various engineering projects that will allow the achievement of project goals and objectives through the implementation of new and/or improved packaging designs and processes.

Participate in planning and execution of packaging design verification activities and support process validation activities as required, including sample preparation and testing

Assist in the creation and development of prototypes for new innovative packaging solutions to maintain West s position as an industry leader. Participate in the design and conduct experiments to verify package performance and integrity.

Support and maintain Design History File (DHF).

Apply project management techniques utilizing computer scheduling and resource management to coordinate tasks assigned for key projects within budget and schedule constraints.

Identify equipment needs to support packaging development and execute installation, setup, and qualification efforts. Develop test methods for evaluation and validation of packaging design.

Maintain laboratory equipment and ensure compliance with the appropriate industry and government regulations.

Support operations by authoring appropriate procedures and providing training and guidance to production and quality assurance personnel.

Provide post-commercialization packaging support to West plants and customers to sustain current business.

Maintain awareness of technology trends through literature, trade shows, and intellectual property.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor s degree in Packaging, Materials, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline

Master s degree preferred

0-3 years of experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understand of fundamental engineering principles and prior education or experience with packaging design, materials, manufacturing processes, and test methodology

Must have effective problem-solving abilities and strong interpersonal and communication skills

Must be dependable, detail oriented, and able to multi-task

Physical and Travel Requirements

Travel (15%-20%) to West facilities, suppliers, and customers for project management and coordination.

Must be able to occasionally lift product samples of up to 30 lbs.

Must be able to occasionally stand for 2 hours at a time when working in a plant or lab environment (

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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