Title:  Engineer, Packaging

Date:  Sep 13, 2022
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit: www.taro.com.

What we offer:   

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions

Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct  access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off

Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

Our Brampton location is presently looking for Engineer, Packaging

The Packaging Engineer is responsible for management of packaging equipment capital projects and to provide technical support for day to day packaging operations. The Packaging Engineer is expected to lead internal personnel, contractors, OEM technicians, and project teams.

Duties and responsibilities

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  • Provide packaging equipment design and maintenance expertise
  • Provide technical support to the Operation and Maintenance teams for troubleshooting, machine fine tuning etc., and lead major machine repair as required
  • Ensure the safe and efficient setup and operation of packaging equipment
  • Develop and manage budgets and schedules while handling multiple projects & assignments
  • Plan, design, justify, and manage technical packaging capital projects
  • Author  URS, FRS, FAT, & Commissioning documents
  • Prepare capital investment requests and participate in bid and scope reviews
  • Lead/participate in equipment selection, testing, installation, commissioning, qualification, and ongoing technical support if needed
  • Ensure all applicable Provincial laws, technical and engineering standards are applied to all engineering work completed, while also adhering to the Professional Engineer code of ethics
  • Review & assist as required with the execution of all relative validation documents
  • Develop material/equipment specifications including the use of lab testing equipment to validate and confirm results.
  • Develop and run material/equipment trials in order to test packaging for suitability and performance under various conditions
  • Work with material and artwork vendors to develop new packaging as required
  • Follow safety rules/regulations and report any workplace injuries or accidents
  • Complete all GMP Documentation correctly and in a timely manner
  • Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records
  • Participate in and/or lead Non Conformance Investigations
  • Complete Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA’s)
  • Initiate, and follow through with actions required to close Change Controls
  • Participate in Internal, Customer and Regulatory Audits
  • Other duties as assigned


State the minimum qualifications required to successfully perform the job.

  • Solid understanding of employee safety requirements/standards and their practical application
  • Strong knowledgeable about cGMP standards
  • Previous Pharmaceutical experience required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate and work effectively in a team-based environment
  • High level of analytical and problem solving ability is required, specifically in cases where problems are unusual and challenging
  • Proficiency in computer applications including MS Excel and AutoCad
  • Hands-on knowledge of Packaging Systems for Semi-solid and Liquid Pharmaceutical Products including: Fillers, Cartoners, Leaflet Inserters, Labelers, Coders, Checkweighers, Bundlers, Case Packers, Serialization/Aggregation etc.
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of packaging materials and specifications, and component design
  • Strong troubleshooting and mentoring skills

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering discipline.
  • Minimum Ten (10) years of relevant engineering experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Professional Engineer certification is required.
  • Computer skills (MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD, Lotus Notes)
  • Previous project management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability with troubleshooting equipment and packaging materials/components
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking ability in order to accommodate changes in priorities, schedule conflicts and / or project delays.
  • Ability to understand and interpret equipment specifications and equipment drawings
  • Working knowledge of PLC logics and troubleshooting with AB, Siemens, Elau etc

Working conditions

  • Must be able to perform and review work in a manufacturing plant environment.
  • This includes ascending/descending ladders and stairs and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Duties may involve internal/external work in various climate/weather conditions associated with a manufacturing plant at any time.
  • Expected to respond to plant emergencies when required
  • After hours and weekend work as required
  • Travel as required

Physical requirements

If the job is physically demanding, this should be stated in the job description. A physically demanding job is one where the incumbent is required to stand for extended periods of time, lift heavy objects on a regular basis, do repetitive tasks with few breaks, and so forth. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Role is required to travel __5_%.

Direct reports

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We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.  does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.