Packaging Engineer

Posted 28 Jun 2022

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 250252



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

The position supports BMW operations in the Life Science Division. Lead and implement Projects for packaging/manufacturing. Handle quality issues that are related to customer complaints and quality notifications. Standardize packaging materials and practices between sites. Specify alternate packaging configurations. Enter new and edit existing Bill of Materials and recipe creation in SAP for products. Identify and implement the primary, secondary and tertiary packaging materials. Ensure a superior customer experience on receiving their order by having world class packaging and reducing damaged or leaking products. Assist in the quoting of new business. Work with packaging teams to develop and implement continuous road maps dealing with automation, equipment replacement schedules, and lab environments for operators to share innovation.


Essential job functions include:


  • Manages projects as they relate to packaging materials, products and automation
  • Executes projects as they are related to the department’s strategic plan
  • Help with development of packaging performance testing
  • Responsible for leading packaging automation roadmap strategies for the North campus
  • Resource for packaging line operation
  • Resource for Packaging OpEx improvements
  • Assist in the quoting of new business
  • Develop and evaluated equipment documentation for operational implementation
  • Responsible for following global packaging policies that are in existence
  • Responsible implementing IMQA procedures when warranted
  • Responsible for working with Operation teams on design and implementation of projects that are uniquely involving both groups
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance related to employee hazmat employee training and hazmat packaging performance testing and recordkeeping where applicable
  • Responsible for special projects, data analysis, and tracking status of projects to completion
  • Interface with multiple systems for updating and adding documentation where applicable
  • Ensures service excellence to internal and external customers
  • Developing business cases and/or capital requests for projects
  • Ability to communicate well verbally as well as written



Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or technical field
  • 1 + years of packaging engineering or process engineering or expertise within the field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 + years of packaging engineering experience
  • 3 + years of dangerous goods packaging engineering
  • General background in packaging
  • Mathematics, Modeling and Statistics
  • Exceptional written and verbal Communication skills
  • Advanced computer software skills and tools
  • Knowledge of demand planning tools
  • Financial acumen to develop business cases
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma techniques
  • Knowledge of DOT, IATA, and IMDG transportation regulations


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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