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Senior Packaging Engineer, R&D Job

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Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific


Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About the role:

Lead the packaging engineering design, development and validation efforts on key domestic and internationally focused project initiatives.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Lead Packaging Core Teams, consisting of representation from packaging, distribution, operations, test methods, labeling, and graphics.
  • Provide Packaging Engineering support for R&D projects related to medical devices.
  • Generate and manage the generation of packaging related documentation including specifications, test plans and reports, and other BSC Product Development Process documents.
  • Manage the completion of packaging testing for new product development and existing design improvements.
  • Work closely with other members of the Packaging Engineering department, and interact with personnel from a variety of areas within the company.
  • Developing strong team skills, including optimized communication, teamwork, initiative, and managed execution of project deliverables.
  • Work with other divisions to ensure a consistent approach to packaging and labeling.
  • Work with BSC suppliers to establish partnerships to maximize quality, delivery, and lead times, and to incorporate their abilities, ideas, and material knowledge into new development.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and advances in the medical device packaging industry.
  • Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements)
  • Fostering a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives


 What we’re looking for:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be computer literate. Proficient use in current versions of MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, and familiarity with product data management software preferred. 
  • 5+ years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong organization, communication and influencing skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to confidently handle full responsibility for packaging to completion
  • Results-oriented and focused on delivering timely, accurate and premium execution
  • Experience in juggling multiple significant projects and/or initiatives

 Preferred Qualifications

  • BS Degree, Packaging Engineering
  • Background in medical device development and validation of packaging in a FDA regulated industry
  • Knowledge of DHF, DMR and Engineering Change processes
  • Experience in bringing creative package designs from concept through commercialization.
  • Knowledge related to paperboard, corrugated, flexible packaging films, Tyvek, thermoformed trays, injection molded parts, and packaging equipment. Familiarity with ASTM and ISTA package testing requirements.
  • Familiarity with the medical device industry, FDA regulations, ISO 11607, quality systems and sterilization preferred.
  • Experience communicating and influencing all levels of the organization


About us:

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 476681

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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