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Senior Packaging Engineer

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Senior Packaging Engineer


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Post Date:

Sep 11, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**


The Senior Packaging Engineer is a key operations representative within the North Haven site and supports both the AST (Advanced Surgical Technologies) and GSP (General Surgical Procedures) Focus Factories. The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for completing tasks which support the day to day operations and strategic projects to the business. General responsibilities include packaging/manufacturing process evaluation, troubleshooting and support of in house packaging/labeling/sealing equipment of products and processes. Conduct engineering studies and analyzing results to support process validation. Provide engineering support for production packaging/assembly equipment, methods and process validation of new and existing products. Collaborate on project teams to develop high quality, high reliability and highly manufacturable packaging for medical devices at Medtronic. Work under the direction of Principal Level Engineer in a fast paced environment supporting program initiatives and compliant with company best practices.


Contribute to continuous improvements in overall product cost and quality.

Participate in DFM / DFA activities assuring that packaging/production processes and equipment are taken into consideration.

Maintain documentation associated with packaging/manufacturing processes.

Provide technical support for production packaging/labeling tools and software including assembly/sealing equipment and automation.

Follow established guidelines and management direction with regard to engineering decisions.

Advise leadership of developments which may affect schedule and costs.

Participate on projects to concurrently develop packaging assembly methods, tooling, equipment and processes for new and existing products.

Partner with Manufacturing to develop lean principals to implement solutions for product packaging, labeling and sealing/assembly.

Create standardized work and process maps that result in an optimized production system and extended value stream.

Conduct, coordinate and aid in formal Process Validations including protocol development and execution.

Support project team members in achieving business objects related attainment of Safety, Quality, Service, and Project Schedule and Cost goals.

Follow established procedures to perform detailed, accurate, and compliant engineering documentation for Master Validation Plans, PFMEA, Equipment Installation, Characterization, Qualification and Validation activities.

Interactions with manufacturing providing hands-on support and responsibility for metrics such as labor time, lead-time, capability, and yield.

Provide detailed engineering analysis and documentation in the management of material disposition, process updates, NCR's and CAPA.

Complete on time project updates, development plans, self-assessments, and successful completion of all training requirements.

Application of statistical and analytical methods such as SPC, SQC and DOE.

Contributor to the Capital Expense Request (CER) process, specify cost for packaging/labeling/sealing equipment with consideration to product standard cost targets and capacity demands.

**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.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

+ Knowledge of packaging sealing equipment; such as tray sealers, bar sealers, and Form Fill Seal machines

+ Knowledge of medical packaging materials

+ Knowledge of Sterile Barriers

+ Design testing experience with PETG, Tyvek, Forming films foils

+ Knowledge of ISO11607 Part 1 2, ASTM ISTA testing standards

+ Ability to lead significantly contribute to root cause analysis for packaging related issues

+ Ability to lead a cross-functional team

+ Positive attitude, strong communication skills, and self-starter

+ Knowledge of RS Logic, FTP sites, and labeling systems such as Loftware and Prisym


Minimal travel to suppliers required.

Continue to enhance engineering and leadership skills through additional training and education.


Dynamic, positive attitude

Strong communication, manufacturing process, product industrialization and leadership skills.

Solid design, troubleshooting and presentation skills


Strong leadership skills and able to take direction

Knowledge of Lean and/or 6 Sigma

Knowledge of GDT

Knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA

Strong Interpersonal Skills

Strong Computer Skills

Strong Project Skills

Knowledge and Experience with packaging, assembly and manufacturing methods/equipment (ie: Sencorp bar sealers, Alloyd blister sealers and material sealing of PETG to tyvek, foil to tyvek, foil to foil, mylar to Tyvek) and Vision Systems.

Knowledge and Experience with packaging material process and testing.

Engineering and Problem solving tools: MINITAB, SIX SIGMA, DOE, GRR, CAPA, CAD, DMAIC

Experience with DFMA and Lean manufacturing tools.

Excellent organization, Planning, Computer skills, Technical writing, Communication and Presentation skills.


Close-working interface with Principal Manufacturing Engineers and inter-departmental functions in support of program initiatives.

The Packaging Engineer is required to work with departmental peers and middle management within all disciplines at the North Haven site.


Standard office setting, cleanroom manufacturing area, model/machine shop


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

**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: 2020-09-15 Expires: 2020-10-23
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