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Packaging Engineer II

  • Job reference: 929454
  • Location: Haarlem, North Holland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 15/07/2020

Job Title Packaging Engineer II

Our client is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas. We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Position Summary

The Combination Product & Devices (CPD) Team is managing a portfolio of legacy and new combination projects. With both there are developmental & technical challenges, problem investigations and continuous improvements to overcome, solve and implement. Examples of medical devices used are Pre-Filled Syringes (PFS), pen injectors and auto injectors, combination kits.

The purpose of this role is to provide subject matter expertise to support the packaging technology team. As principal packaging engineer you will be leading packing related activities for combination product development. The majority activities are related to secondary and tertiary pack design, development, verification and validation for combination products and authoring and reviewing design control documentation. You will have extensive knowledge of the relevant regulations, directives, guidelines and standards relevant to the development of packaging for combination products. Your creativity, knowledge and experience will enable you to identify and to resolve complex packaging related problems. You will also be responsible for managing external engineering resources and for supporting and mentoring other members of the Packaging Team.

The role is global and will require to work across all phases of the projects. The packaging engineer will be part of a cross-functional team and will be required to contribute to multiple projects in parallel supporting all SDT portfolio device projects.


  • Subject matter expert and technical packaging leader within the company.
  • Drive specific project execution to deliver against business objectives.
  • Excel at handling complex tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborates directly with internal business peers and cross functional teams at a high level.
  • Manage day to day activities with contractors, contract manufacturing companies and external suppliers.
  • Possesses excellent understanding and application of design, development, verification and validation of packaging and performs the role of "Packaging Design Authority" at various stages of development, from research, through verification and validation, and into life-cycle management.
  • Lead and support safety risk management activities and define the critical parameters of the packaging design.
  • Develop clear and comprehensive packaging requirements, specifications, verification and validation documentation
  • Mentors junior packaging engineers.
  • Travel globally as required to support the projects, job requires up to 30% travel, both domestic and international.

Minimum Qualifications

  • S. or Ph.D. degree in Packaging, Packaging Materials, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Polymer Science or Engineering with packaging work experience and proven track record (on the Market).
  • At least 7 years' experience in packaging development, from concept to commercialization or equivalent in pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry
  • Solid proficiency in MS Word, Excel and MS projects
  • Training in Design Controls, medical device risk management and European Medical Device Directive/Regulations (preferred).

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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