Engineer Principal

New Albany, OH 43031

Posted: 05/21/2024 Job Number: 39202

Job Description

Engineer Principal

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    
  • Packaging Engineering experience
  • Industry experience in biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical
  • Degree - Engineering or life sciences or packaging
Red Flags:    
  • Not able to work onsite
  • No packaging engineering experience
  • No experience or education in Packaging Engineering.
  • Job hopping.
  • No packaging experience in biotech, pharmaceutical, or medical device industry


This external worker position reports into the Packaging Engineering group under Combination Product Operations (CPO) and is located in New Albany, OH. The position will support global supply, new product introductions, partnerships/acquisitions and combination products. This position will apply engineering principles to implement the accurate design, qualification and implementation of Primary and Secondary Packaging components and the associated systems such as documentation, equipment, and processes. A knowledge of common materials utilized in healthcare packaging is key to this role. Material knowledge of structural components are integral in the day-to-day oversight of this role: bottles, labels, trays, lidding material, leaflets, paperboard, sterile barrier packaging, corrugate, etc. This role will may have some entry level management potential and the successful candidate will also utilize excellent organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, with the ability to work in teams and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

  • Lead testing and evaluations to recommend and select primary and secondary packaging materials for both large and small molecule products
  • Perform distribution testing per ASTM D4169. Complete testing standards using ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, USP and EP
  • Writing of test protocols, perform technical evaluations and testing to support reports used to uphold the use of selected materials and packaging components
  • Creating specifications along with implementation through technical change records
  • Build, modify, and approve engineering drawings using AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Solid Works, or similar software applications
  • Assist in troubleshooting and leading investigations on Packaging Component problems for areas in production, warehouse, incoming inspection (minor and major deviation lead)
  • Support line trials and packaging validation activities prior to introduction of any new or change in components/processes
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams (i.e. Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Device Engineering, Primary Container Engineering, Artwork/Labeling, Regulatory, etc.) in pre-commercial and commercial activities
Demonstrated Competencies/Skills:
  • Familiar with distribution testing per ASTM D4169. Familiarity with ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, USP and EP testing standards.
  • Knowledge of primary and secondary packaging systems and material science is critical to the position
  • Strong organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to work in teams and adapt to continuously evolving environment
  • Excellent understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
  • Independent thinker with demonstrated skills working in teams or leading project teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of experience
  • Master degree and 6 years of experience
  • Bachelor degree and 8 years of experience OR Associate degree and 10 years of experience
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of experience


Pay range is $43 - $48 per hour with full benefits available, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, parental leave, and more. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.


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