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Mid-Level Packaging Engineer

Company: Katalyst Healthcares & Life Sciences
Location: North Haven
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


  • The Mid-Level Packaging Engineer is a key operation representative within the North Haven site and supports both the AST (Advanced Surgical Technologies) and GSP (General Surgical Procedures) Focus Factories.
  • The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for completing tasks which support the day-to-day operations and strategic projects to the business.
  • General responsibilities include packaging/manufacturing process evaluation, troubleshooting and support of in-house packaging/labeling/sealing equipment of products and processes.
  • Conduct engineering studies and analyzing results to support process validation.
  • Provide engineering support for production packaging/assembly equipment, methods and process validation of new and existing products.
  • Collaborate on project teams to develop high quality, high reliability and highly manufacturable packaging for medical devices at Healthcare.
  • Work under the direction of Principal Level Engineer in a fast-paced environment supporting program initiatives and compliant with company best practices.
  • Contribute to continuous improvements in overall product cost and quality.
  • Participate in DFM / DFA activities assuring that packaging/production processes and equipment are taken into consideration.
  • Maintain documentation associated with packaging/manufacturing processes.
  • Provide technical support for production packaging/labeling tools and software including assembly/sealing equipment and automation.
  • Follow established guidelines and management direction with regard to engineering decisions.
  • Advise leadership of developments which may affect schedule and costs.
  • Participate on projects to concurrently develop packaging assembly methods, tooling, equipment and processes for new and existing products.
  • Partner with Manufacturing to develop lean principals to implement solutions for product packaging, labeling and sealing/assembly.
  • Create standardized work and process maps that result in an optimized production system and extended value stream.
  • Conduct, coordinate and aid in formal Process Validations including protocol development and execution.
  • Support project team members in achieving business objects related attainment of Safety, Quality, Service, and Project Schedule and Cost goals.
  • Follow established procedures to perform detailed, accurate, and compliant engineering documentation for Master Validation Plans, PFMEA, Equipment Installation, Characterization, Qualification and Validation activities.
  • Interactions with manufacturing providing hands-on support and responsibility for metrics such as labor time, lead-time, capability, and yield.
  • Provide detailed engineering analysis and documentation in the management of material disposition, process updates, Client's and CAPA.
  • Complete on time project updates, development plans, self-assessments, and successful completion of all training requirements.
  • Application of statistical and analytical methods such as SPC, SQC and DOE.
  • Contributor to the Capital Expense Request (CER) process, specify cost for packaging/labeling/sealing equipment with consideration to product standard cost targets and capacity demands.


    • BS Degree in Packaging Science, Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent or MS Engineering Preferred
    • Min 3 yrs. Applicable Experience in packaging engineering, medical devices, pharmaceutical or related industry preferred.
    • Broad knowledge of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering.
    • Dynamic, positive attitude
    • Strong communication, manufacturing process, product industrialization and leadership skills.
    • Solid design, troubleshooting and presentation skills
    • Strong leadership skills and able to take direction
    • Knowledge of Lean and/or 6 Sigma
    • Knowledge of GD&T
    • Knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA
    • Strong Project Skills
    • Knowledge and Experience with packaging, assembly and manufacturing methods/equipment (ie: Sencorp bar sealers, Alloyd blister sealers and material sealing of PETG to Tyvek, foil to Tyvek, foil to foil, mylar to Tyvek) and Vision Systems.
    • Knowledge and Experience with packaging material process and testing.
    • Engineering and Problem-solving tools: MINITAB, SIX SIGMA, DOE, GR&R, CAPA, CAD, DMAIC
    • Experience with DFMA and Lean manufacturing tools.
    • Excellent organization, Planning, Computer skills, technical writing, Communication and Presentation skills.

Keywords: Katalyst Healthcares & Life Sciences, New England , Mid-Level Packaging Engineer, Engineering , North Haven, Northeast

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