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Position Summary:

The Staff Packing Engineer will support the efforts of the Clinical Diagnostics Division with supporting packaging needs as directed by internal and external customers. The incumbent will be required to review and develop optimal specifications for packaging materials and safe packages that meet all regulatory and quality requirements in the most cost effective manner. This person will lead and execute packaging initiatives while collaborating directly with our customers and the management team. Additionally, this person will resolve and correct any packaging issues as they arise in manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans, conducts and supervises the design and development of new and revised packaging for products.

  • Responsible for structural specifications and integrity of packaging components in accordance with quality standards, Federal and International government regulations, United Nation regulations and Customer/Marketing objectives.

  • Consults with manufacturing personnel regarding packaging improvements.

  • Develops compatible protective packaging for products.

  • Originates and presents new packaging concepts to customer or marketing.

  • Assesses and resolves packaging problems arising in production or in the field.

  • Collect, prepare and present packaging information used in packaging development proposals, project planning networks, or other tools used to manage new and existing product projects.

  • Directs vendor design and development of new packaging and monitors progress to ensure timely implementation of packaging components.

  • Directs the preparation of engineering drawing or other packaging specifications.

  • Develops and issues detailed specifications for procurement of packaging components.

  • Ensures that packaging is within compliance of applicable Federal, International, UN and/or carrier guidelines and regulations.

  • Directs the implementation of new or revised packaging.

  • Recommends and implements packaging enhancements for cost reductions and quality improvements

  • Develops pallet specifications for incoming packaging and outgoing product to maximize warehouse utilization and minimize shipping damage.

  • Directs required pre-shipment testing to approve new or revised packages.

  • Maintains a high level of professionalism and current technology awareness by seeking and evaluating new concepts and materials as they appear to relate to packaging technology through personal contacts, professional society membership and trade journals.

  • Works to address minor production issues related to packaging.

  • Initiates studies designed to minimize packaging costs while maintaining or enhancing appearance.

  • Recommends QA Control limits and procedures for packaging components inspection.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with current and potential packaging component vendors.

  • Responsible for primary and secondary packaging components.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Science or Mechanical Engineering with 5-7 years experience in Medical Device Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, or Plastic Packaging/Part Design with at least one year in a GMP environment.

  • Required Licensure/Certification: CPP is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Business casual office environment

  • Significant time each day spent in GMP manufacturing environment in which designated PPE will be required.

  • Position will require sitting and standing.

  • Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Familiarity with packaging processes and packaging equipment

  • Good organizational and project management skills

  • Excellent problem solving and written/verbal communication skills

  • Strong knowledge of various packaging materials and machinery

  • Excellent computer skills (MSOffice® and Access®)

  • Working knowledge of mainframe MRP/ERP systems (SAP is a plus)

  • Strong knowledge of computer aided packaging software (CAPE® or TOPPS®)

  • Working knowledge of engineering graphics, i.e. Visio®, AutoCAD®, ProE®, Solid Works

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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