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Packaging Engineer II

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Packaging Engineer II


Santa Rosa, California, United States

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Nov 16, 2020

**Packaging Engineer II**

**Careers that Change Lives: Come for a job, stay for a career.**

The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe

**Summary of Position**

+ Supports design and development of new package systems for sterile medical devices

+ Helps ensure medical device packaging meets or exceeds requirements for end user functionality, safety, manufacturability, sustainability and business and program objectives

+ Collaborates with other package engineers, health care providers, internal cross functional groups, to establishes design requirements and business criteria for new package designs

+ Supports lead package engineer collaborating with RD, operations, suppliers, and others, to design, develop, validate and integrate commercialize new package systems

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Designs, develops, and tests a wide variety of containers used for the protection, display, and handling of products.

+ Determines packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required, considering need for resistance to such external variables as moisture, corrosive chemicals, temperature variations, light, heat, rough handling, and tampering.

+ Designs package exteriors considering such factors as product identification, sales appeal, aesthetic quality, printing and production techniques.

+ Responsibilities may include documentation management and/or coordination of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and may support prototype line development in manufacturing facilities/plants.

+ Identifies opportunities to create end user, patient and business value through packaging and support implementation of those opportunities

+ Supports package design activities, collecting voice of customer to identify packaging functionality that can assist medical staff in the performance of a therapy

+ Supports development and validation of designs and processes that optimize manufacturability and barrier performance while lowering cost and risk

+ Supports development of package concepts, creates some prototypes, executes feasibility and performs design characterization studies and supports/leads package validation

+ Collects customer voices, translating into needs and helps establish package design targets, documenting for management review and alignment

+ Aides in root cause failure analysis, testing method development, material selection, design and solid modeling, and prototyping

+ Develops project plans that cascade down from higher level strategy

+ Participates on strategic initiatives within the packaging team focused on driving best practices, stake holder value, quality, and cost effectiveness, standard work, design and technical rigor

+ Utilize knowledge of FDA, ISO, and EN requirements related to packaging and labeling

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience

**Nice to Have**

+ 2-4 years of relevant experience with a BS BioMedical, Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Packaging or related engineering field; 0 - 2 years with an advanced degree

+ Medical device packaging, RD, manufacturing or field technical support experience

+ 1 year use of 3D modeling or CAD design software (SolidWorks, AutoCAD or other),

+ Knowledge of Statistical analysis software (MatLab, MiniTab or other)

+ Knowledgeable in ISO, ASTM, ISTA standards and test methods related to packaging

+ Experience with terminally sterilized package design, materials, sealing methods, operating room procedures and sterilization methods

+ Solid proficiency in Microsoft applications

+ Familiarity with FDA and EU quality assurance requirements for design and manufacturing

+ Ability to travel up to 15%, both domestic and international

+ 1 -2 years of experience with trans-catheter therapies or related devices

+ Experience with Design for Lean Sigma (DFLS), Design for Manufacturability (DFM), process development and design of experiments (DOE) methodology

+ Experience with Design Verification and Process Validation for medical device industry

+ Use of finite element analysis (FEA) and prototyping techniques

**Additional Qualifying Criteria**

+ Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) preferred

+ Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

+ Lean Six-Sigma Green or Black belt certification

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

**Physical Job Requirements**

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2020-11-19 Expires: 2021-01-25
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