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Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer

Primary Work Location

Warwick, RI

Additional Locations

Vernon Hills, IL


5 or more years of experience


Medical Devices


Up to $110K


Yes - TBD


B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent


Up to 20%

Reports to

Senior Manager Packaging Development

Direct Reports



Yes – reasonable assistance for the right candidate


Preferred location is Rhode Island but locating in Illinois also is possible.


Company OverviewThis company develops, manufactures, and sells a wide range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products. Products include syringes; regional anesthesia needles and trays; disposal containers, integrated systems for specimen collection; safety-engineered blood collection, automated blood culturing and tuberculosis culturing, and microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems, and molecular testing systems for infectious diseases.

Job Description Summary:  The Senior Packaging Engineer will plan, organize, and coordinate all Packaging Engineering and labeling related activities to support development and commercialization of new products and line extensions.  They also will be involved with supporting manufacturing maintenance-of-business activities, cost improvement Programs and testing and labeling activities to support ever-changing regulatory and industry requirements. In addition, will be investigation, evaluation, and implementation of new packaging concepts, materials, and systems.

Essential Duties and Position Responsibilities:

1. Support new product team and line extension activities including

·        Concept development

·        Project Plans/Schedules

·        Design reviews and design for manufacturability

·        Develop prototype packaging/tooling

2. Plan and coordinate all activities to launch and commercialize new products and line extensions


·        Concept and development of packaging methods and processes

·        Coordination of all new tooling and equipment

·        Coordination of labeling

·        Development and release of all new product and process documentation

·        Creation of all relevant test protocols and technical reports

·        Planning, ordering and coordination of all new component inventory

·        Qualification and validation of all new components, equipment, processes and operations

·        New product cost estimates for packaging

·        Preparation of AFE(s)

·        Evaluation and recommendation of new materials

3. Plan and coordinate all packaging engineering activities to transfer new products and line

extensions to manufacturing including:

·        Development and management for packaging requirements of the transfer plan

·        Development and release of all packaging documentation

·        Creation of all relevant test protocols and technical reports

4. Provide packaging engineering support to manufacturing including the following:

·        Assessment and development of action plans to overcome packaging related manufacturing issues

·        Support of cost improvement programs and manufacturing improvement plans related to product packaging

5. Provide technical leadership for:

·        Technical initiatives, CAPA resolutions, compliance projects


Education:  Requires a BS Packaging Engineering/Packaging Science or related discipline with a minimum of five years’ experience in packaging engineering and design.  Or, a similar MS degree with a minimum of four years’ experience.

Experience:  Experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industries is required.

Other Requirements:

·        Ability to handle a variety of assignments at the same time.

·        High level of written and verbal communications skills.

·        Knowledge of FDA and functional requirements for sterile, non-sterile, disposable and reusable

·        devices.

·        Ability to conceptualize ideas, motivate and focus individuals and teams and drive projects through to completion on time and on budget.

·        Broad knowledge of properties for materials utilized in primary and secondary packaging, plus packaging methods and equipment.

·        Working knowledge of package test methods, process validation, bar coding and international standards.

·        Up to 20% travel

Preferred job location is at Warwick, RI, but it could be at Vernon Hills, IL for the right candidate.

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