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Packaging Engineer/Technologist - Zebulon

  • Zebulon (Wake)
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Job description

Site Name: USA - North Carolina - Zebulon
Posted Date: May 12 2022

About the Zebulon Site  

GSK’s Zebulon site is a global supplier of Respiratory and Solid Dose medicines to patients around the globe and the largest GSK Pharmaceutical secondary manufacturing site in North America.  The site is located less than 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh, Wendell, Knightdale, Rocky Mount, Wilson, and Wake Forest.  

Key differentiators about GSK and Zebulon:  

* Our commitment to inclusion and diversity – we see diversity as a critical advantage of ours  

* Our focus on cultivating a positive work environment that cares for our employees  

* Demonstrated opportunities for continued career growth driven by individual ambition 

* Leaders that care about their teams and growth of both individuals and the company  

* A priority focus on Safety and Quality 

* Clean and GMP compliant work environment     

* Onsite cafeteria                                 

* Onsite gym                

* Temperature-controlled climate                                  

* Licensed, onsite Health & Wellness clinic       

* CDC, local and federal compliant with COVID-19 mandates 

Key Responsibilities

·  Technical Pack Design (primary, secondary, and tertiary) activities for manufacturing supply, including pack concept development for pack changes. Technical support may include, but not limited to the following:
·  Provide technical advisement to packaging artwork and regulatory copy changes.
·  Provide packaging technical resource to site manufacturing projects (e.g., packaging equipment, value engineering, pack design change, component material changes, etc.).
·  Coordinate packaging line trials on site with local resources.
·  Create appropriate Design of Experiments (DoE) and qualification plans for packaging material system development and/or qualification.
·  Provide support for problem resolution involving packaging components at sites, technical expertise, and working closely with component suppliers.
·  Create and maintain packaging component drawings, specifications, and bill of materials that meet established requirements.
·  Document all necessary packaging qualification testing of packs and pack components required for sites, external supply, pack standards, and transformation activities.
·  Contribute to site change controls to determine activities required with regards to packaging changes to improve performance and/or reduce cost.
·  Provide technical support for the assessment and qualification of component supplier-initiated changes to materials and/or manufacturing processes.
·  Support continuous improvement by identifying projects to improve manufacturing yield, improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduce cost of goods and cost of poor quality.
·  Create technical documents including evaluation protocols/reports, investigation reports and/or operating procedures.
·  Participate in or lead small project teams to execute project goals and assignments.
·  Interact with internal and external auditors and regulatory agencies as needed during inspections.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

·  Bachelor of Science (BS) in Packaging Technology, Packaging Engineering, or equivalent field.
·  Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively across a diverse customer base.
·  Awareness of FDA, USP, CFR, and cGMP requirements that apply to pharmaceutical packaging.
·  Knowledge of the design and performance of packaging component materials and processes, e.g. foils, plastics, paperboard, corrugate, varnish, glues, and inks.
·  Ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation across geographies and cultures.
·  Great written communication skills and attention to detail.
·  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
·  Track record for accomplishment in delivering projects, managing within a complex, multi-disciplinary technical organization and matrix teams, and working across organizational, territorial, and cultural boundaries.
·  Knowledge/expertise of packaging materials, components, suppliers, equipment, legislation, and technologies, with the ability to apply this knowledge to satisfy project goals within GSK.

Preferred Qualifications:

·  Bachelor of Science (BS) in Packaging, Engineering plus 2 years pharmaceutical processing experience.
·  Teamwork experience in being able to lead and actively participate in project teams to execute project goals and assignments.
·  Advanced knowledge of pharmaceutical equipment and processes.
·  Understanding of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)/Process Validation principles.
·  Experience with the investigational techniques (RCA) and tools for process investigations and Technical Risk Assessments.
·  Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
·  Statistical knowledge and/or use of Statistica, JMP, SAS or other data analysis software.

Why GSK?

Uniting science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together

·  At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.
·  With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.
·  Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is  ambitious for patients  – so we deliver what matters better and faster;  accountable for impact  – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing . So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.
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*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.


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