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Packaging Engineer II

Danvers, MA 01923

Posted: 12/05/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 590657 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

This is a package engineering role that supports commercial products in our minimally invasive heart procedure business.  Projects are a mix of some new package development and released product maintenance which includes assessing changes that impact design and process as well as new initiatives related to new/changing regulations, sustainability, and cost reductions.


Top 3 technical  skills that are required for this role:
  1.  in depth knowledge of medical device packaging standards
  2.  technical rigor in methodology
  3.  critical thinking skills


Education Required:

B.S. Packaging Science or comparable technical degree

Years’ Experience Required:

Preferred 2 years minimum.  Will look at high potential candidates with less experience---needs support of prior employer or college professor to identify as ‘high potential’----candidates with less experience will not be packaging engineer II----they will be considered packaging engineer I contractor (comparable to associate engineer).

Will the contractor be working 40 hours a week? If not, weekly estimate?

Yes, 40 hours

Does this position require the candidate to be onsite or remote, if hybrid what does the onsite vs remote schedule look like?

This candidate will need to be local to Danvers, MA, to work in the office 3 days a week and can work from home 2 days a week.

What is your timeline for scheduling interviews?


What product line will this person support?

Minimally invasive heart procedure devices


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.

SPECIALIST CAREER STREAM: Typically an individual contributor with responsibility in a professional discipline or specialty. Delivers and/or manages projects assigned and works with other stakeholders to achieve desired results. May act as a mentor to colleagues or may direct the work of other lower level professionals. The majority of time is spent delivering and overseeing the projects from design to implementation while and adhering to policies using specialized knowledge and skills normally acquired through advanced education typically University.


Autonomy: Established and productive individual contributor. Works independently with general supervision on larger moderately complex projects / assignments.

Organizational Impact: Sets objectives for own job area to meet the objectives of projects and assignments. Contributes to the completion of project milestones . May have some involvement in cross functional assignments.

Innovation and Complexity: Problems and issues faced are general and may require understanding of broader set of issues or other job areas but typically are not complex . Makes adjustments or recommends enhancements in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.

Communication and Influence: Communicates primarily and frequently with internal contacts . External interactions are less complex or problem solving in nature. Contacts others to share information status needs and issues in order to inform gain input and support decisionmaking.

Leadership and Talent Management: May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and / or employee in Support Career Stream.

Required Knowledge and Experience: Requires practical knowledge and demonstrated competence within job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. Requires a University Degree and minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
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