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Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States
Job reference: R-042878
Posted date: Jan. 15, 2019

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Packaging Engineer - Third Shift in Mt. Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients.

The Packaging Engineer - Third shift is responsible for providing engineering and technical support to Packaging Operations during third shift operations.  Assists in packaging operations and provides technical leadership within the Packaging Engineering team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support for packing lines, including investigation and correction of process-related problems and deviations from standards.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for minor technical projects affecting packing processes and packing.  Supports small capital and technical projects with guidance.
  • Responsible for identifying and executing projects to reduce product cost, improve product quality, improve yield, and reduce material usage.
  • Collaborates with Production, Engineering, Automation, and Quality to optimize end-to-end cycle time, packing productivity, product quality, and supply reliability.
  • Supports technical transfer and implementation of new technologies, equipment, and processes from R&D and other sites, to the Mt. Vernon site.
  • Designs and executes packing equipment performance qualifications.
  • Works with operating Technicians and Maintenance during fieldwork and execution of protocols. 



  • Bachelor of Science degree required, preferably in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or other related technical discipline.


  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present technical information.


  • 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical packaging, production, process engineering, or project management.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean training preferred.
  • FMEA training or execution experience preferred.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Packaging Engineer - Third Shift - Mt Vernon - Global Operations

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