Packaging Engineer

Created by: Eli Lilly and Company
Added: 25.02.2020

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The Delivery, Device and Connected Solutions (DDCS) organization within Eli Lilly and Company supports the design, development, and commercialization of drug products and pharmaceutical delivery systems including medical devices and packaging systems. The DDCS organization leverages many alliances in design and manufacturing to rapidly convert proprietary product concepts into products that meet the users’ needs and intended uses. This business enables almost $4.0 billion in pharmaceutical sales and continues to grow.

DDCS supports the design, development, and commercialization of medical devices and owns the development and qualification of drug substance (API) and drug product packaging components and container closure systems. The Secondary Packaging Development Engineer has the responsibility for the development, qualification, and implementation of secondary packaging solutions and processes in support of development of new pharmaceutical products. Responsibilities include the development and qualification of various secondary packaging components and systems, with emphasis on patient-centered design.

Position Responsibilities
  • Design, development, & qualification of secondary packaging structures (carton, tray, etc.), printed materials, labels, and adhesives.
  • Specification development.
  • Engineering risk assessments for secondary packaging (e.g. DFMEA, AFMEA).
  • Tech transfer planning and execution to sites.
  • Partner with Innovation, Business Unit and Human Factor teams to drive patient-centered packaging design.
  • Partner with clinical trial packaging & commercial sites.
  • Partner with ‘information for use’ teams for device/combination products.
  • Maintain area in a state of regulatory inspection readiness.
  • Ensure work products are compliant with applicable standards (e.g. USP, EP, JP, CFR, ASTM, ISTA).
  • Ensure timely review/approval of methods, departures, procedures, protocols, and changes, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate safety practices and procedures are followed to prevent injuries.
Customer Service
  • Maintain close partnership with key development customers to integrate package development deliverables into mainstream product development for both small molecules and bioproducts (i.e. the single process map).
  • Maintain close partnership with key development, marketing, and manufacturing customers to ensure clear requirements definition and effective transfer of new products for commercialization.
  • Maintain close partnership with packaging-related groups, including New Product Planning, Clinical Trial Mfg/Pkg, Global Packaging, Mfg/Pkg Sites, and TS/MS.
  • Participate in the corporate procurement strategy for packaging components.
Technical Excellence
  • Ensure reliable delivery of robust technically sound work products (regulatory modules, technical reports, qualification reports, development history reports, process flow documents, engineering risk assessments, etc.).
  • Participate in engineering due diligence for suppliers and CMOs.
  • Monitor progress of new technology and patient-centered design initiatives.
  • Encourage the application of package evaluation techniques to solve problems.
  • Ensure stays current in the latest developments in packaging for the pharmaceutical industry.

Company Overview

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world. #WeAreLilly

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science
  • Experience in engineering, materials science, and/or packaging development in an R&D (preferred) or operational setting.

Additional Information

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Strong technical problem solving with emphasis on patient/consumer-centered design, package functionality, and manufacturability
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills are required
  • Individual must demonstrate effective project management skills and be able to respond to changing priorities and short lead times
  • Identify problems and work toward solutions
  • Ability to influence without direct authority
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills

Specific details

Type of Contract Full time
Preferred Education Bachelor's
Level of Experience 2-5 years


United States of America, North America
Indianapolis, IN