Senior Staff Packaging Engineer in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Senior Packaging Engineer

Who we want                                                     

  • User-focused creators. People who imagine with the user in mind, developing technology that helps change patients’ lives.

  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

  • Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

What you will do

The sterile packaging product development team at the Joint Replacement Division is a highly visible function which is critical to the overall success of the implant product launch. Requirements for sterile packaging are evolving and becoming more stringent and as a result, the role of a packaging engineer provides exciting challenges for problem solvers and those who thrive in a fast paced, matrix environment.  As such, the packaging engineer collaborates closely with implant product development, operations, vendors, commercial, and program management to deliver on-time, robust, safe and effective packaging solutions. The sterile package needs to meet the requirements of industry and regulatory standards and just as important, anticipate and meet the needs of the end users in the surgical theatre. Usability studies with end users is an important aspect of this role.

As a packaging engineer you will manage design control creation through the new product development process (NPDP), utilizing internal procedures for package development and design verification and validation testing. You will author test protocols and reports, build the design history file, and operate within Stryker’s quality system to produce engineering change notices and drawings. You will begin the project and see the project to launch!

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Packaging Engineering.

  • 6+ years’ experience or Master’s Degree with 1+ years’ experience or PhD.

  • Experience in packaging or labeling experience in the Medical Device or similar quality regulated industry, preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in a range of packaging/labeling processes, e.g. design validation, operation of sealing equipment, label development and approval, etc., preferred.

  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering principles, preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop into self-starter, have hands on approach and learn to work independently to accomplish set deliverables, preferred.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Must be comfortable presenting at team level meetings, preferred.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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