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Engineer, Sr Pkg

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

This role is in the R&D Packaging Engineering department of the Global Packaging & Labeling organization. This group provides support to various Boston Scientific divisions by developing packaging, products, materials, processes, or equipment for projects of varying complexity.  Primary duties that will be executed under limited supervision are comprised of researching, compiling, analyzing, and reporting on various aspects of medical packaging design and testing.  
Your Responsibilities include: 

  • Fully participates in and successfully contributes to project teams typically including the following activities: packaging/product design and development, test of materials, preparation of specifications, process capability studies, report preparation, and process/test documentation.
  • Works independently to plan and schedule own activities necessary to meet timelines.
  • Designs and coordinates standard engineering tests and experiments for new product development and existing design improvements.
  • Designs, procures, and fabricates tooling and fixtures.
  • Performs troubleshooting on new packages/products/process problems as related to design, material, or process.
  • Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from test results.
  • Generate packaging-related documentation including specifications, test plans and reports, and other documents.
  • Invents/ creates concepts and designs for new products/processes and submits idea disclosures.
  • Work cooperatively with various BSC departments, divisions, and suppliers, to ensure an improved, practical, and consistent approach to packaging.
  • Demonstrates Medical Packaging design and development knowledge through delivery of high-quality deliverables.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and advances in the medical device packaging industry.
  • As applicable, train and/or supervise technicians and/or interns.

What we are looking for: 
Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in packaging engineering, technology, or related discipline with 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge related to paperboard, corrugated, flexible packaging films, Tyvek, thermoformed trays, injection molded parts, and packaging equipment.  
  • Familiarity with applicable industry standards from the following organizations: ASTM, AAMI, ISTA, and ISO. 
  • Packaging process and equipment qualification experience. 
  • Understanding of quality system controls (e.g., user needs, design inputs/outputs, verification/validation, etc.). 


Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years+ of R&D medical device industry experience.
  • Experience with manufacturing and/or distribution of product.
  • Ability to solve complex problems with root cause analysis, including designing and executing experimental plans and using statistical methodologies to drive data-based decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to build relationships and collaborate with internal and external teams. 
  • Organized and results-oriented; ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize competing tasks.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with individuals on all levels. 
  • Ability to work independently to plan, schedule, and execute activities necessary to meet project timelines.
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are required.


Requisition ID: 544940


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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