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*Packaging Development Technician (On-site)

Lief Labs

Lief Labs

valencia, santa clarita, ca, usa
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Lief Labs is a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements. Our in-house Product Development and R&D team create the best-tasting and most cutting-edge formulations of supplements. Lief also houses a state-of-the-art, full-service Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing facility, which offers custom solutions for a multitude of supplement categories. Lief collaborates with entrepreneurial firms to help them build premier brands. Our turnkey solutions allow us to engage in seamless partnerships that help brands with scalability and sustainable growth. The company is based in Valencia, CA.


The Packaging Development Technician plays a critical role in supporting the R&D team in the design, testing, and optimization of packaging solutions for NPD projects for dietary supplements and nutritional products. This position involves hands-on work, collaboration with cross-functional teams, and adherence to quality and regulatory standards.


  • Packaging Testing: Conduct testing and evaluation of packaging materials and components to ensure they meet quality and performance standards. This includes assessing factors like durability, compatibility, and sealing integrity.

  • Prototyping: Assist in the development of packaging prototypes and mock-ups. Collaborate with Packaging Engineers to create and refine packaging designs.

  • Documentation: Maintain detailed records and documentation related to packaging testing and development activities. Prepare reports summarizing findings and test results. Ensure accuracy and completion of packaging information in the database for new products.

  • Quality Control: Perform quality control checks on finished packaging materials and products to ensure they meet established specifications.

  • Material Sourcing: Collaborate with suppliers to source and evaluate packaging materials, including containers, labels, closures, and other components.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that packaging materials and designs comply with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards.

  • Equipment Operation: Operate and maintain laboratory and testing equipment used in packaging development and quality control.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Packaging Engineers, R&D, Quality Assurance, and Manufacturing, to support packaging development initiatives.

  • Problem Solving: Assist in troubleshooting packaging-related issues and contribute to the resolution of problems as they arise.

  • Safety and Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and good laboratory practices (GLP) to maintain a safe and compliant work environment.

  • Additional Duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications



  • Associate degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., packaging technology, materials science, engineering, or related discipline). Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.

Skills/ Abilities

    • Problem Solving
    • Planning & organizing
    • Verbal Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Relationship Management
    • Quality Orientation
    • Ability to interact at all levels
    • Ability to work as a team member

Flexibility/ adaptability/ multi-tasking


    • 2+ years of experience working in an R&D or product development laboratory, preferably in the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, or food industry.
    • Previous experience in a packaging development or quality control role, preferably in the pharmaceutical or dietary supplements industry.
    • Familiarity with packaging materials and components commonly used in the industry.
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Knowledge of packaging regulations, such as FDA and ISO standards.
    • Experience with packaging design software or CAD programs.
    • Familiarity with statistical analysis and quality control tools.

Work Environment

The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted, and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate. Field conditions vary.

Exposed to various raw materials, including allergens (i.e. milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nut, peanuts, wheat, soy).

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, crawl, sit, talk, move about, hear and speak. May be required to work in restricted spaces and/or under difficult lighting and access conditions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-50 pounds and be able to use appropriate support equipment to lift and move greater amounts. Must be able to stand for approximately 8 hours.

Must be able to work independently, in a team environment, and drive projects to solutions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to use properly use such safety equipment as is appropriate to the work to prevent injury to self or others.

Additional Information
The Salary Range for this position at Lief Labs is $24-$30.00 (USD). Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to market demands, experience, training, skills, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, wellness benefits, education reimbursement program, and PTO. This position is bonus eligible.

Lief is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request accommodation, contact the Lief Human Resources department.

Lief will consider employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Lief uses E-Verify to confirm work eligibility in the United States. E-Verify compares the information on your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to official government records.