Valencia, California Packaging Engineer

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  • Requisition Number R4795
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Production & Skilled Trades
  • Location Valencia, California


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Packaging Improvement Engineer is responsible for maximizing customer value by enhancing existing packaging forms to optimize performance and material utilization. This is accomplished through cross-functional partnerships and a high level of subject matter expertise in packaged goods.  Packaging Improvement Engineer reports to Manager – Technical Operations.

Key Responsibilities

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:

  • Alternate packaging component qualification

  • Packaging component optimization – plastic reduction.

  • Management of packaging related change orders

  • Act as packaging component subject matter expert for Technical Operations

  • Margin enhancement through optimization of packaging components

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is driven by aggressively pursuing simplification and has an ability to identify opportunities that they can work to implement. You can tie daily activities to broader initiatives, deliver results and work well cross-functionally in a quick moving environment.        

Critical Success Factor

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience with product/process development, packaging material evaluation and regulatory requirements.

  • Proficient in oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills – demonstrated technical problem solving ability.

  • Ability to apply Continuous Improvement and/or Value Methodology concepts as it relates to packaging components.

  • Proven interpersonal skills to positively affect results of cross-functional and internal teams. Highly motivated and efficient to drive measurable results.

Capabilities & Skills Required

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Packaging or related Engineering discipline. Graduate level degree in Packaging or related field preferred.

  • Requires a minimum of three years of success in design, development, and or testing of packaging components in CPG, food, pharmaceutical or dietary supplement industries.

  • Experience in products with a wide variety of packaging materials, particularly bottles closures, paperboards and flexible films, and using appropriate packaging testing methodologies.

  • Experience in ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials,) ISTA (Institute of Safe Transits Association) for use in evaluating packaging performance and barriers properties. Experience with filling and packaging production equipment. Experience with IQ/OQ?PQ (Initial Qualification/Operational Qualification/Production Qualification) as part of packaging processes.



Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$99,700.00 - $149,600.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

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