Principal Engineer - Packaging - Newark, DE - Operations
Are you a leader and enjoy being part of a diverse team while working with state-of-the-art Packaging Technology within a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? If so, then AstraZeneca and our Principal Engineer - Packaging position in Newark, may be an excellent fit for you!
In Operations, we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership, and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out-of-the-box thinking.
We are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth for AstraZeneca and to make people’s lives better. It pushes us to keep building on our foundations and progressing as we turn our ever-growing and increasingly complex pipeline from molecule to medicine. Be part of evolving how we work with Lean, cutting-edge science, digitalization, and sustainable practices.
AstraZeneca is at an exciting time of new products and launches. We get to work with innovative and scientific products on our leading-edge end-to-end supply chain, using the latest technologies and modern facilities.
The AstraZeneca Newark Supply Site in Newark, DE, was established in 1971 and currently employs approximately 260 people. Over the course of these years, Newark has undergone many product portfolio changes since it first began as Stuart Pharmaceuticals through today as the designated AZ North America Packaging Center of Excellence and a Flexible Formulation site for the global supply of complex products. The site provides a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities. It’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: on-site fitness center access, lunch & learns, sustainable office working environment, team, site and family activities, life-long learning, diversity & inclusion, tuition reimbursement, and a dining center.
What you will do:
Leads the following packaging projects and process improvement efforts: New Product Introductions (NPIs), product moves, product stability runs, cleaning validation, packaging component qualification and issue resolution, bill of material updates and flavor management, new equipment selection and installation, changeover reductions, OEE improvements, and equipment troubleshooting
Authors validation and change control documents such as master plans, protocols, summary reports, and change requests in Operations Change Management.
Ensures projects are designed and installed in compliance with all company standards, SOP policies, and guidelines. All design and construction follows all Regulatory Agencies, Safety, Health, and Environmental codes and regulations.
Delivery or development of project justification and engineering proposals including charters, budget and spend management
Works collaboratively within PET and Engineering Community (local, regional, global).
Maintain external technical relationships and collaborates with equipment and material suppliers.
BS in Engineering, pharmacy, or related science
Minimum 8 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Packaging of tablets in Bottle and Blisters
Minimum of 5 years of strong leadership and project management skills
Equipment/System/Project/Process Life-Cycle Management and Execution including project management (schedule, sanction, spend, and stakeholders)
Knowledge of cGMPs and FDA policies/procedures including experience interacting with regulatory authorities
Ability to work effectively as a leader of a cross-functional team
Experience in Six Sigma/ analytical troubleshooting skills
Experience working in a LEAN environment
Master’s degree in an engineering or related scientific discipline
Mechanical/technical experience in all Bottle and Blister line equipment
Management of multiple initiatives across a varied scope
Proven ability to develop team dynamics as well as personnel
Proven ability to work with all levels within the organization – locally and globally
Black Belt Six Sigma certification and experience working in a lean environment
Advanced knowledge of TDMS, SAP, OCM, TrakSYS
At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
The challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets is what keeps us driving forward, as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve.
So, what's next?
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Wonderful! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.
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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.