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Merck & Company, Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products. The company provides human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, immunology infectious diseases, neurosciences and ophthalmology, oncology, vaccines, and women's health and endocrine. It also ... Read More

Address      One Merck Drive PO Box 100 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 United States
Website      www.merck.com/
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Packaging Engineer

The role of the Sr. Principal Packaging Engineer is to manage a portfolio of primary and secondary packaging projects for launch in global markets.

    * Lead complex package design proposals.
    * Identify, benchmark, develop and incorporate best engineering practices.
    * Lead evaluation and selection of packaging technologies and suppliers. Perform exploratory work for packaging materials and design to support product innovation.
    * Partner with Marketing, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs and other departments to meet all packaging requirements, including but not limited to; USP Testing, regulatory requirements, engineering studies and line qualification, storage and distribution testing.
    * Assemble and lead cross functional teams of packaging suppliers, external parties and manufacturing sites to support development and commercialization activities.
    * Prepare and execute development plans, technical procedures and testing protocols.

Scope of work:

    * Package concept approval, drawing approval, tooling qualification, child-resistant / senior-friendly testing, specification generation and approval.
    * Primary package types include tubes, sprays, aerosols, bottles, closures, foil sachets, etc.
    * Secondary package types include pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, folding cartons, club store trays, thermoforms, shipping cases, etc.
    * Responsible for all package specifications to the pallet level to support new product launches.


    * BS in Package Engineering (or other engineering degree)


    * A minimum of 10-15 years experience in Package Development for consumer products in a regulated environment.
    * Must be able to manage multiple projects that span different timelines.
    * Risk-based decision making skills without knowledge of all the inputs.
    * Must be able to work seamlessly in a team based environment.
    * Clear communication skills (oral, written).
    * Working knowledge of FDA regulations and guidance documents.
    * Write, review, approve and route specifications in an electronic-based system.


    * Design Thinking experience/Creative skills to fuel product/package innovation pipeline.
    * Consumer testing experience to guide decision making.

Our employees are the key to our company's success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.
To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at www.merck.com/careers to create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # PAC000119. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
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