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Engineer, Packaging - Biopharma (JP9600)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:   Engineer, Packaging - Biopharma (JP9600)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Design and Development
Duration: 3 years (with possible conversion to permanent)
Posting Date: 1/4/2022
Notes: Hybrid, remote and onsite. Must be local to Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320

3 Key Consulting is hiring an Engineer for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
This position reports into the Package Engineering group under Combination Product Operations (CPO) in Thousand Oaks, California. This position will apply engineering principles to execute the proper design, qualification and implementation of Primary and Secondary Packaging components and the associated systems such as documentation, equipment and processes. The position entails organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, and the opportunity to work in teams and adapt to rapidly changing environment.

Why is the Position Open?
New project

Top Must Have Skills:
  • Must be familiar with Packaging Engineering and the associated work.
  • Able to work on site as needed to execute protocols and complete sample preparation.
  • Able to multi-task and take on several projects at any given time.
  • CMO experience (contract manufacturing).

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Support for testing and evaluation leading to recommendation and selection of primary and secondary packaging materials for both large and small molecule products
  • Perform distribution testing per ASTM D4169. Complete testing standards utilizing ASTM, ISO, TAPPI and USP
  • Writing of test protocols, perform technical evaluations and testing to support reports used to justify the use of selected materials and packaging components
  • Writing Technical Specifications and Bill of Materials
  • Create, modify, and approve engineering drawings utilizing AutoCad, Solid Works or similar software application
  • Support line trials and packaging validation activities prior to introduction of any new or change in components/processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (i.e. Research, QA/QC, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Regulatory, etc.) in pre-commercial and commercial activities

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of engineering/scientific experience OR
  • Associate’s degree and 6 years of engineering/scientific experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of engineering/scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Life Sciences
  • 3+ years general packaging/engineering experience is strongly preferred
  • Familiar with distribution testing per ASTM D4169. Familiarity with ASTM, ISO, TAPPI and USP testing standards
  • Knowledge of primary and secondary packaging systems and material science is essential to the position
  • The position requires organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to work in teams and adapt to rapidly changing environment
  • Independent thinker with demonstrated skills working in teams or leading project teams
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills

Employee Value Proposition:
  • Great company and great opportunity for growth.
  • Hands of experience, learn a lot on the team and within organization.

Red Flags:
  • Not familiar with client or what they produce.
  • No understanding of what a Packaging Engineer does.
  • Not able to go on site to work as needed.
  • Distance.
  • Looking for packaging, mechanical, industrial engineer degree.

Interview process:
Video Skype Panel Interview

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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