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Principle Packaging Engineer


McPherson, KS 67460
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The Principle Packaging Engineer will own packaging projects related to cost reduction and process improvement projects, vendor qualifications and product transfers. The Principle Packaging Engineer will manage and lead people, technological and financial resources in a Work Team. The Principle Packaging Engineer will author and review packaging specifications, execute change control, engineering trials, author technical reports and be a primary site contact with vendor technical support, serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for packaging investigations, Supplier Change Notifications (SCN) and Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR).


Direct accountability for setting direction, deploying resources, and leading pay, performance, goal setting, and development discussions.

Manage multiple projects/ongoing work activities (timelines, work plans, deliverables) of moderate complexity within a Work Team

Lead site initiated packaging cost improvement and continuous improvement projects.

As an SME, support SCNs, SCARs and packaging related investigations.

Executes Change Control, Engineering trials and lab studies and Authors associated technical reports in support of packaging engineering / process trials and studies.

Author, Proofread, Approve and Maintain package and label specifications and bills of material for package container/closure systems and secondary packaging components.

Interface and represent site capabilities and competencies in support of the Package Design and Development departments of the Pfizer McPherson plant development of new packages and/or changes to existing packages.

Serve as subject matter expert for component equipment interfaces and capabilities ensuring that package designs and systems will operate efficiently on existing and new packaging lines. It is the responsibility of the package engineer to ensure package components are designed properly to run on existing or new packaging lines with Pfizer of Pfizer contract manufacturers.

Work collaboratively with Global Technical Services (GTS) Package Technology , Package Testing and Technology and Supply Chain and Procurement teams to support packaging and component projects.

Establishes tactical activities for OTE and/or professional staff to support day-to-day operational goals.

Supports developmental and training opportunities for direct reports

Manages the performance of direct reports through goal setting, ongoing assessment and coaching.


Bachelor's Degree in packaging or engineering discipline required.


Actively shares knowledge with others within Work Team through existing knowledge sharing processes/systems

Proven expertise with packaging equipment and industry standards must be demonstrated. Experience with secondary packaging and labeling requirements for FDA regulated products. Competency in PC software such as MS Word, Excel and Project is necessary

Must be familiar with all aspects of package development and packaging operations.

Demonstrates strong technical/functional knowledge needed to coach direct reports on day-to-day activities

Breadth of technical/functional expertise is focused on applicable discipline Demonstrates good understanding of industry knowledge and has strong understanding of business operations.


8+ years packaging engineering experience or equivalent experience in packaging or manufacturing environment preferred. 3+ years supervising/managing technical professionals. The ideal candidate will have experience in the pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare industries and have a working knowledge of business procedures required to adequately perform minimal job functions. Must possess excellent communication skills coupled with a leadership skills and an own it attitude. Have a strong history of problem solving skills and project accomplishment, the ability to overcome project obstacles , project and task management skills, an ability to manage priorities and lead others while working under pressure in an ambiguous environment with aggressive time constraints

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: March 9, 2018**

+ **This Job is a Hospira Exempt US Grade: 18**


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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