Supervisor, Packaging Engineering

Illumina   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


8 - 10 years

Posted 393 days ago


  • Provide leadership and direction to the Packaging Engineering team to accomplish all team goals and objectives.
  • Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, and training employees; maintain a safe, secure, and legal work environment.
  • Manage team development through training, coaching and career mapping; develop personal growth opportunities.
  • Work cross-functionally on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Provide consultation to other departments and sites requiring packaging specific guidance.
  • Acquire and maintain a clear understanding of the technologies utilized in Illumina’s products, parts, and services.
  • Provide guidance around the design and selection of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components and suppliers.
  • Provide guidance regarding technical protocols and reports for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components and associated qualifications and/or validations.
  • Interface with internal teams and external suppliers to conduct packaging testing (including shipping validations) of packaging materials and packaged components.
  • Create and implement applicable procedures and work instructions for development aspects of packaging.
  • Oversee technical personnel as directed or requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the department manager.
  • All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities

Requirements and Education: 

  • Requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD. in Packaging Engineering or related discipline.
  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8years industrialexperience, with a minimum of 3 years in a FDA and ISO regulated environment desired.
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute, lead teams and influence organizational change.
  • Experienceapplying quality regulations and standards (21CFR 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IVDD) is required.
  • Experience writing and executing validation protocols and reports for packaging equipment and processes.
  • Strong statistical, data analysis and root cause investigation skills required.
  • Highly effective communication, facilitation, negotiation and teamwork skills are required
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Adaptable to fast-paced, dynamic work environment with shifting demands.
  • Diagnostic industry experiencepreferred.
  • Experience with quality and process improvement methodologies and tools (Lean, Six Sigma, value stream mapping, FMEAs, DMAIC) is desired