Manufacturing Engineer - GMP packaging in Branchburg, NJ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Job Description


  • Package/Labeling Development - Changes primary container, labeling, closure systems and secondary packaging to maximize quality and throughput.
  • Modifies existing or develops new package components and materials according to market requirements and manufacturing capabilities.
  • Understanding of label creation process and label generation software and platforms.
  • Creates or revises Packaging Development Purchasing Specifications for various primary/secondary packaging materials.
  • Investigates and resolves problems related to packaging component materials and product performance, and determines root cause of issues in conjunction with customer complaints.
  • Production Documentation changes - Thorough understanding and familiarity with filling and packaging operations processes and documentation, including batch records, filling records, packaging records, label specifications and change management.
  • Document changes to packaging components and packaging equipment through change requests.
  • Prepares production records (packaging, filling, labeling) as needed.
  • Investigates and resolves problems related to existing equipment functionality, and determines root cause of issues in conjunction with customer complaints.
  • Defines specifications of diagnostic equipment and packaging components in accordance with manufacturing capabilities and marketing objectives.
  • Applies engineering principles and financial expertise to improve diagnostic manufacturing performance, promote cost reductions and achieve optimum level of quality and efficiency.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Packaging Engineering or Industrial Engineering desired
  • 3-5 years work-related experience with GMP manufacturing operations, preferably liquid filling and packaging.
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to establish priorities to finish tasks, ability to multitask, track status/progress and report/present updates as required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to interact with stakeholders, e.g. Filling, Packaging, Quality Assurance, and Procurement.
  • Excellent technical writing skills required.
  • Previous good manufacturing practices (GMP) or background in an FDA-regulated environment in an engineering support role a plus.
  • Proficient skills level with using Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Visio and MS Project.