Sr. Packaging Engineer in Leesburg, VA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/1/2019

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Job Description

This role performs professional engineering work in the conception, specification, design, manufacture and testing of medical device packaging. This person will work with design teams & suppliers by managing the process and the development of new packaging solutions through the full life cycle, including conceptual design, process development, and continuous improvement. This person will lead in the development of Standard Operating Procedures which govern the development of product packaging.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development and management of Packaging Procedures; develop design rules and guidelines considering performance, cost, and reliability
  • Develop advanced packaging designs from concept to final release including CAD documentation
  • Create and maintain component specifications for all primary, secondary and tertiary packaging and develop,conduct and analyze the testing of this packaging
  • Interfacing with internal product development engineering team to define package design solution; Manage multiple projects to meet established timelines
  • Develop an understanding of Stryker package manufacturing processes
  • Identify viable primary packaging options and alternatives, defining technical parameters
  • Development of secondary shipment packaging
  • Represent Spine in corporate initiatives to develop standards for packaging Verification and Validation, as well as other topics related to packaging and labeling
  • Write or contribute to risk management documents relative to packaging, in coordination with the project team
  • Contribute to the design and validation of related Medical Device Instruments, such as Case and Tray devices.
  • Work with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure superior design, released on time; Understand basic supplier manufacturing processes
  • Conduct value analysis and cost reduction activities.
  • Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of emerging trends in packaging technology and materials
  • Establish credibility as a thought leader in the Packaging
  • Obtain and maintain industry recognized credentials and show evidence of continuous learning within the profession

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4 year degree or equivalent, in a technical field such as Packaging Engineering; Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Engineering
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in a highly regulated industry. Medical Device and, packaging design/development preferred
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication and project management skills

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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