Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Senior Plastics Engineer

    Job Location US-NY-Rochester
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  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    This engineer will lead Plastics and Process engineering activity for development, capacity expansion, continuity of supply and maintenance of business functions.


    Function as the Contact Lens Engineering representative in a matrix organization across development teams, manufacturing scale-up, and maintenance of business function.


    An individual contributor responsible for the technical direction of the team in areas of plastics engineering. Can provide daily direction to technical team members and processing technicians if required.


    • Lead the engineering functions in support of the design, development and manufacturing scale-up of medical and pharma products.
    • Identification and selection of plastic materials for ongoing development and material obsolescence.
    • Identification, selection and installation of primary and secondary processing equipment.
    • Critique of part designs for Design for Manufacturability and optimum molding performance including use of simulation software to assess manufacturability.
    • Critique new tool designs for robust mechanical design and optimum molding performance.
    • Ability to trouble-shoot tooling and process issues with established platforms.
    • Coordinate activities with external suppliers, molders, tool makers, and material suppliers.
    • Support tooling debug and process development with suppliers.
    • Responsible for development of processes that consistently yields parts conforming to specifications.
    • Create and execute design of experiments to establish robust manufacturing process performance.
    • Conduct technology transfer of new products and processes.
    • Evaluate new plastics and processing technologies.
    • Lead process qualifications and validations with generation of appropriate documentation.
    • Key Relationships: Ability to work as a member of a cross-function team for both development and manufacturing scale-up activity. Drive activities with external suppliers, molders, tool makers, and material suppliers. Responsible for communication will engaged manufacturing sites 


    • BS Plastics Engineering, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
    • 7-12 years in Engineering
    • Design software (SolidWorks or AutoCad)
    • Mold flow simulation software
    • ISO-9000, GMP, Six sigma, DOE
    • Experience in direct support of development and manufacturing
    • Demonstrated skills in plastic components design, injection mold tooling expertise, tight tolerance process development and validation
    • Project / team management and familiarity with FDA regulated products
    • Strong troubleshooting and analytical capabilities with experience in DOE
    • Experience with Design for Manufacturing concepts, working knowledge of materials and injection molding fabrication methods
    • Position requires strong communication and interactive skills, capable of working independently or on project teams as required
    • Familiar with Product & Process Development Phase/Gate Methodology

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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