Senior Packaging And Inspection Engineer

Integrated Project Services Blue Bell , PA 19422

Posted 1 month ago

Position Responsibilities

The Sr. Engineer, Packaging and Inspection, with minimal supervision, leads secondary packaging equipment and inspection projects. They shall lead direct discussions with client decision makers, stakeholders and SMEs to learn and/or develop technical design philosophies and business objectives. Using those definitions, design and implement manufacturing equipment processes and their integration with the client facility (from pilot to fully operational). Projects are world-wide in support of all IPS sites.


  • Work directly with clients to understand business requirements of the organization, identify data requirements, and formulate strategies.

  • Write scope of work for process and manufacturing based on preliminary reviews and meetings with the client.

  • Define packaging design philosophies and facility design parameters.

  • Assess project requirements, break project into tasks and work with Project Manager and design team members to determine scope of work, budget and staffing.

  • Lead cGMP secondary packaging and inspection equipment Concepts, Basic Designs, and Detailed Designs

  • Work with design drafting to develop secondary packaging line and inspection line layout drawings

  • Develop and optimize for material and personnel flow, safety and efficiency

  • Perform capacity and throughput analysis calculations

  • Estimate rough order of magnitude equipment capital investment

  • Generate User Requirement Specification (URS) documents and purchase specifications.

  • Vendor management of secondary packaging and inspection equipment:

  • Obtain vendor quotes

  • Evaluate and compare vendor quotes from a technical, financial, operational and schedule standpoint

  • Make recommendations to the client

  • Manage vendors during equipment build process

  • Perform engineering reviews during equipment build process

  • Generate and execute Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) documents.

  • Assist in the education and development of design staff and act as resource for design questions.

  • Develop thorough Concept and Basic Design reports.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • Minimum of 10 years of secondary packaging and inspection equipment engineering experience within the pharmaceutical industry focusing on aseptic and oral solid dose (OSD) forms is considered a strong plus.

  • Bachelor's Degree in chemical, mechanical, manufacturing engineering or a related field from an accredited university.

  • Experience working in a cGMP environment is highly desired.

  • Proven experience leading secondary packaging and inspection equipment design efforts.

  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

  • Use of CAD software (AutoCAD) for internal layout development.


  • Travel duration, if any, is based on project complexity and location.

  • This position is a safety sensitive position. The employee is designated for field work and attends activities at client sites where they work in construction, process, packaging, manufacturing, research or other "non-administrative" areas.


  • Extensive proven experience interacting and communicating directly with clients. Active participation in industry organizations and related initiatives is strongly preferred (for example: speaking engagements, presenting at industry events and conferences, etc.).

  • Knowledge and relationships with industry leading equipment and service vendors.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on more than one project at a time.

  • Comfortable working in a project team environment to collaborate with other departments and disciplines.

Company Overview

About Us

IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,300 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at


Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.

IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).

Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters: IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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