Lilly Engineer-Packaging in Greenfield, Clinton, Fort Dodge, Winslow, Kansas City, Indiana



This position will support the packaging of Elanco products worldwide at Elanco manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing sites within North America. This position will have direct responsibility for key Elanco packaging projects globally and will provide technical knowledge and project management skills to ensure Elanco products are packaged in a safe, efficient, and compliant manner

  • Knowledgeable of packaging materials and packaging equipment for multiple platforms (blister, bottle, syringe, vial, cartons, etc.)

  • Ability to evaluate existing packaging formats and packaging operations to improve productivity and initiate cost savings projects.

  • Originate change controls and events to support packaging material changes that effect operations at Contract Manufactures (CMs) and Elanco sites as needed.

  • Understand the packaging requirements for international shipments, including dangerous goods and UN certification.

  • Interface with internal teams and external suppliers to conduct packaging testing (including shipping validations) of packaging materials and packaged components.

  • Support the process qualification and validation of packaging equipment on key projects that evaluates the new or modified packaging components at CMs and internal Elanco sites.

  • Provide guidance regarding technical protocols and reports for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components and associated qualifications and/or validations.

  • Accountable for updating and maintaining packaging specifications as required to support packaging operations at CMs and Elanco sites where applicable. This would include primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components, ensuring that all Elanco products are compliant with RCD (Regulatory Commitment Documents).

  • Author, review and approve packaging instructions as applicable, generated by CMOs or Elanco internal sites to perform packaging of Elanco products.

  • Site resource for packaging activities (including CMs) and awareness of industry and regulatory developments with respect to packaging materials.

  • Support the packaging artwork change process by providing the appropriate dimensional templates for packaging components (cartons, labels, bags, etc.) that allows the art studio to layout the text and graphics properly on the packaging component.

  • Provide guidance around the design and selection of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components and suppliers.

  • Support the Audit group in auditing of Packaging manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Technical representative for packaging deviations and ensures deviations and complaints are investigated thoroughly to ensure that a corrective action is consistent with the root cause analysis.

  • Work with the production scheduling group and procurement department to ensure packaging component changes are supported in a timely manner in order to support packaging operations and minimize packaging waste

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong problem solving capabilities including strategic and creative thinking

  • Excellent project management skills - ability to support projects with contract manufacturing organizations

  • Cross-functional networking and influencing ability

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity

  • Good understanding of packaging equipment, materials, and technologies utilized in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Thorough understanding of cGMP regulations and regulatory agencies packaging requirements from (country relevant Pharmacopeias)

  • Must have experience in working with equipment vendors and distributors, for packaging engineering projects and support activities.

  • Self-motivated Demonstrated strong documentation skills.

  • Prior packaging experience.

  • Ability to influence others.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple activities

Additional Information:

  • This position serves an 8-hour Monday through Friday work schedule

  • Situations may arise where off-schedule work, both on-site and off-site may be required

  • This position may require 30-35% travel to contract manufacturing and Elanco manufacturing sites, domestic and international locations on an annual basis.

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status


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Location Details:

Greenfield, Clinton, Fort Dodge, Winslow, Kansas City


Packaging Engineer

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Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in packaging engineering

  • 5-15 years of experience as a Packaging Engineer

  • 2-5 years of direct supervision of at least 2 direct reports.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana


Greenfield, Clinton, Fort Dodge, Winslow, Kansas City



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North America