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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Details

Liquid & Topicals Division - Maryland - Easton, MD
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$75,000.00 - $85,000.00 Salary


Aphena Pharma Solutions is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in Easton, MD! Aphena Pharma Solutions is a dynamic pharma solutions provider focused on contract packaging, repackaging and manufacturing for the pharmaceutical, OTC, dietary supplement, animal health and medical device marketplaces.


  • Determine the most effective means for an organization to use capital, equipment, energy, facilities, information, material, people, and other assets to make a product or service.
  • Plans utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to improve efficiency of operations.
  • Studies product or service and its requirements, using mathematical methods such as operations research, to meet those requirements and design manufacturing. 
  • Designs management control systems to aid in financial planning and cost analysis.
  • Reviews functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication.
  • Recommends methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities, such as restructuring job duties, reorganizaing work flow, relocating workstations and equipment, and purchase of equipment.  Plans layout to provide maximum possible operating efficiency.
  • Studies sequence of operations to be performed and flow of business and materials.  
  • Establishes work measurement programs and analyzes work samples to develop standards for labor utilization.
  • Analyzes work force utilization, facility layout, and operational data, such as production costs, process flowcharts, and production schedules, to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment.
  • Confers with management and engineering to implement plans and recommendations.
  • Partners with management and executive team to develop and maintain lean practices as well as train and mentor teams to drive Kaizen events, Cost Savings, and Process Improvement projects.  
  • May travel to other plants to identify, recommend, and implement manufacturing process improvements.


Job Skills

  • Versed in the efficient utilization of the following computer software:
  • Vision Systems Software
  • Autocad and/or Softech Expert CAD 
  • SolidWorks solid modeling 
  • Microsoft Office Products
  • Skilled in the following technical areas:
  • Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing Practises
  • Machine design
  • Manufacturing Processes

Personal Attributes

  • Energetic
  • Creative
  • Works Well with Others
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Self Starter
  • Mechanically Inclined
  • Above average ability to give/receive instructions and communicate orally and in writing in English.

Physical Requirements

  • Majority of the job will be sedentary work, however occasional periods of light work and infrequent periods of heavier work will be required occasionally.
  • The worker will be exposed to inside office, manufacturing, and warehousing environments.
  • The worker will be occasionally exposed to outside environmental conditions.
  • The worker must be able to walk from plant to plant to perform field verifications, and installations.
  • The worker will occasionally be exposed to odors, dust, and fumes.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Physical Activities

  • Physical activities associated with this position include, but are not limited to, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, fingering, talking, sitting, visual acuity, and hearing.


  • The worker will be exposed to the normal hazards associated with the electrical/electronics trades such as electrical shock and he/she is expected to know how to follow the proper procedures and safety practices that prevent injury.


  • BSME or equivalent experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher