Project Engineer Packaging

Pfizer Inc.

Puurs, Belgium

Job posting number: #7234131 (Ref:pf-4909091)

Posted: April 2, 2024

Job Description

Why Patients Need You  

Whether you are involved in the design and development of manufacturing processes for products or supporting maintenance and reliability, engineering is vital to making sure customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. Working with our innovative engineering team, you will help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what’s possible and taking action. 

What You Will Achieve  

In your role, you will be accountable for the design, development, and testing a wide variety of containers used for the protection, display, and handling of products.  You will help to determine packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required to external variables, such as moisture, corrosive chemicals, temperature variations, light, heat, rough handling, and tampering.   

As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team.  Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing important deliverables on time. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will make it easy to manage difficult issues and help in establishing consensus between teams.   

It is your dedication and hard work that will make it possible for Pfizer’s customers and patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. 

How You Will Achieve It 

  • Contribute to the completion of moderately complex projects. 

  • Manage own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for short-term work activities on own projects (timelines, work plans, deliverables) within the team. 

  • Provide technical support and guidance to ensure packaging systems comply with all relevant governmental regulations and meet internal and external customer and quality needs. 

  • Partner with outside vendors and internal cross functional teams to develop and engineer packages to ensure functionality, compliance, cost, and timing objectives are met. 

  • Develop, coordinate, and execute appropriate package qualification/compliance testing as required. 

  • Develop, author, and approve packaging specifications, pallet patterns, and bills of materials for package container/closure systems, secondary, and tertiary packaging. 

  • Lead and support technical improvement projects aimed at defect reduction, improved equipment reliability, and better equipment utilization, and use Six Sigma (and other tools) to investigate common cause of process variation. 

  • Identify and implement cost savings ideas, specifically efficiency improvements and other projects that increase equipment capacity. 

  • Communicate and participate in packaging material investigations, deviations, troubleshooting, corrective actions, and vendor capability assessments. 

  • Prepare protocols for development / engineering batches related to secondary packaging activities and packaging operation validation. 

  • Provide technical support to production-packing team for smooth launching of products. 

  • Support the Packaging development laboratory, procure testing equipment and work on maintenance of equipment. 

  • Ensure all the safety precautions are implemented on the premises.  




  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of experience. 

  • Familiarity with Design Controls for Medical Device and/or Combination Products. 

  • Strong MS Office Skills, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 

  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 

  • Experience with package labeling requirements with specific regard to serialization, trade dress alignment, Batch variable imprinting methods and their impact on operations. 


  • Master’s degree and relevant pharmaceutical experience. 

  • Understanding of continuous improvement and Statistical Process Control methodology for problem solving (e.g. Method 1 - DMAIC, Six Sigma etc.) 

  • Familiarity with a variety of package performance testing equipment and methods, and with regional pharmaceutical compendia testing requirements.

  • Note: Hiring Manger to update the methods and tools based on the requirement. 

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

De Pfizer site in Puurs is één van de grootste productie- en verpakkingssites van Pfizer wereldwijd, gespecialiseerd in aseptische productie en verpakking. Jaarlijks worden in Puurs meer dan 400 miljoen doses injecteerbare vaccins en medicijnen geproduceerd. Deze zijn ter plaatse verpakt in ampullen, flacons, plastic flessen, spuiten en patronen voor pennen. 


De medicijnen die in Puurs worden gemaakt, zijn bestemd voor patiënten in meer dan 170 landen wereldwijd. 30% van de productie uit Puurs is bestemd voor ontwikkelingslanden, in samenwerking met UNICEF, WHO, GAVI en ngo's. 

Met het gebruik van twee windturbines, zonnepanelen en een warmtekrachtcentrale richten we ons op hernieuwbare energie. 

Pfizer's aim is to provide equality of opportunity in the recruitment process by avoiding any bias or potential discrimination on any grounds including (but not limited to): sex, age, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability. At Pfizer we are creating an organization and promoting a culture that respects each individual's unique character and life experiences and reflects the diversity of our society, customers and markets. We will achieve this through fostering and sustaining an environment in which every colleague feels valued and supported. 



Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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Job posting number:#7234131 (Ref:pf-4909091)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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