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Senior Packaging Engineer

Req ID:  689


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
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Job Description

The Senior Packaging Engineer provides technical packaging leadership and support in the areas of design and process development, testing, and scale-up of new packaging systems and processes. He/she leads or participates on cross-functional engineering assignments and provides technical packaging support to OSTA for new product and process development, manufacturing, and sustaining engineering activities.

Job Duties

* Plans and executes key package engineering assignments related to new product development, manufacturing, and sustaining activities.


*Engages in and leads packaging projects related to process development, cost saving initiatives, innovative package design, equipment standardization, and test method development.


* Determines and coordinates performance and stability testing to ensure product and package integrity for design and manufacturing through the end-user.


* Leads troubleshooting efforts for the resolution of packaging related issues for design, manufacturing, and in the field.


* Drives packaging improvements for design, processing, and functional requirements and leads the implementation activities.


* Executes packaging projects and support in compliance with government and corporate guidelines.


* Contributes to the company with inventions, new designs, and processes or techniques which are significant to the solution of critical packaging problems.


* Participates and provides technical expertise for risk assessment and compliance assurance programs for packaging.


* Assures delivery of robust, cost-effective, and fully compliant packaging solutions that meet current and evolving customers’ needs.


* Creation of packaging design requirements; such as component prints, assembly prints, and inspection criteria.


* Capable of developing packaging processes including all elements of process validation.


* Create, review, and approve internal packaging verification and validation documentation.


* Lead continuous improvement measures by providing technical information and reviewing packaging designs and processes as they are revised.


* Train operators, supervisors and other employees on use of new packaging designs, testing, equipment and/or processes.


* Knows and follows all laws and policies that apply to one's job while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.


* All other essential duties as directed.

Job Requirements



* Bachelors degree in science, engineering or technology discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience within the medical device industry or a minimum 10 years of medical device experience, including a minimum 5 years supporting medical device packaging.  


* Experience in writing and executing design verifications and/or process validations is required.




* The ideal candidate should have a successful record of supporting packaging design and process development across an organization.


* Experience working in integrated cross-functional product development teams.


* Experience developing packaging for new product development.


* Process development and/or manufacturing experience preferred.


* In-depth knowledge of ISO 11607-1/2 and how it guides requirements for packaging design, process development, manufacturing, and testing.


* Knowledge of sterile packaging design, material characteristics, and verification/validation practices.


* Must be able to support multiple project teams simultaneously, as well as lead packaging specific projects when needed.


* Demonstrated experience in executing design verification and/or process validation of packaging in the medical device industry; including technical writing of protocols and reports.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit

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It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Brooklyn Park || 

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