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Staff Packaging Engineer

Company: Stryker
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About StrykerStryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.We are proud to be named the #5 World's Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.comWhy engineering at Stryker?At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker's engineering team: https://www.strykercareersblog.com/post/8-reasons-to-join-strykers-engineering-teamPOSITION SUMMARY:The Staff Packaging Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing new or revised packaging and labeling for medical devices by recommending QA Control limits and procedures, and by developing and issuing detailed specifications for procurement of packaging components. This position enforces structural specifications and integrity of packaging devices in accordance with quality standards, develops compatible protective packaging for devices, originates and develops new packaging concepts, assesses and resolves packaging problems, and directs vendor design and development.What you will do:Technical Responsibilities:

  • Independently research, design, develop, modify, and verify components, modules, and sub-systems for medical device packaging systems.
  • Translate user needs to design inputs/specifications and produce complex system level designs with some guidance.
  • Conduct or design advanced prototyping and testing.
  • Analyze and correct complex product design issues using independent judgment.
  • Lead efforts with other departments to gather and incorporate customer inputs on packaging design.
  • Identify, plan, and request capital costs associated with packaging.
  • Interpret standards and FDA requirements for device packaging and validations.
  • Interpret and applies sterilization requirements/standards to packaging design and validation.
  • Establish test protocols driven by national and international standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Direct and facilitates the testing of new products to verify product reliability.
  • Operate various test equipment, interpret test data, and report results for each validation/verification. Occasionally delegate testing to technicians as appropriate.
  • Make decisions based on justifiable and logical reasoning for packaging design, validations, and incoming non-conforming packaging material in MRB (Material Review Board)
  • Work cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory and marketing to ensure project success.
  • Research & acquire production material and equipment related to packaging configurations.
  • Train production operators on new processes and procedures.
  • Coordinate documentation of work instructions for new packaging configurations.
  • Create material/equipment specifications.
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively through good organizational skills and effective use of problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on teams to perform root cause analysis and provide solutions to the root cause.
  • Coordinate projects related to packaging configurations between production facilities.
  • Identify and champion opportunities to promote sustainable packaging designs.
  • Provide direction for platform-level packaging solutions.
  • Act as mentor and project lead to other packaging engineers, and trains others on functionally-related topics.Business Responsibilities:
    • Advance solutions by applying in-depth knowledge of customer needs, market, and competitive offerings.
    • Apply detailed knowledge of clinical procedures to author design inputs.
    • Support Voice of Customer sessions internally and with clinicians.
    • Demonstrate developing financial acumen.Med Device Compliance:
      • Have experience in a highly regulated industry and be proficient with and mentor others in usage of industry standards, including design requirements and test strategies per applicable regulations.
      • Lead creation and refinement of packaging-related engineering documentation for inclusion in the Design History file.
      • Follow and mentor others on R&D procedures like design controls and risk management, per the Quality Management System.
      • Be familiar with regulatory audits and comfortable interacting with audit personnelGeneral Responsibilities:
        • Work cooperatively with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success.
        • Identify and support the creation of or improvements to procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology.
        • Support and execute segments of complex multifunctional teams to advance projects through the design /development/launch process.
        • Deliver high quality results with passion, energy and drive to meet business priorities.
        • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to build partnership to achieve business objectives.What you will need (strongly desired):Technical Skills:
          • Adept at applying knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes to product design.
          • Ability to communicate moderate complexity plans and technical information to team members.
          • Demonstrated experience with product packaging design, development, and/or validation is required, preferably in the Medical Device industry.Preferred Skills / Engineering tools:
            • Working knowledge of CAD tools (e.g. SolidWorks).
            • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan/prioritize activities.Other:
              • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives.
              • Ability to work in fast-paced organization, meeting multiple deadlines and succeeding under pressure is a must.
              • Motivated, resourceful, ambitious, enthusiastic and attentive to detail.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: What you will need (must have):
                • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering
                • 4+ years of related work experienceOur benefitsOur total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards - not to mention various social and recreational activities.Know someone at Stryker?Be sure to have them submit you as a referral prior to applying for this position. Learn more about our employee referral program at https://careers.stryker.com/referrals/

Keywords: Stryker, Tempe , Staff Packaging Engineer, Engineering , Tempe, Arizona

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