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Packaging Engineer - Bioprocess Components

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/5/2017 11:53:12 AM
  • 2936396
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts; Westborough


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Role Summary:
As Packaging Engineer you will design, prototype, test, and implement packaging solutions for GE Healthcare Life Sciences products manufactured and shipped worldwide. This engineering position will be in our Westborough R&D facility, where we design and develop filtration and single-use product for bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing. You will optimize package design to reflect customer requirements; including sterilization, warehousing, shelf life and product protection.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Be responsible for planning and directing activities concerned with the design and development of protective packaging solutions for GE Healthcare Life Sciences products.
• Analyze engineering models, drawings, and specifications to determine the physical characteristics of new and existing products, special-handling and safety requirements, and types of materials required for safe and efficient transport.
• Work with sourcing and production to evaluate feasibility and reduce costs of proposed packaging solutions.
• Develop 3D CAD models, specifications, prototypes, and functional analyses of custom product packaging solutions.
• Self-manage tasks. Identify design requirements, perform risk assessments, identify required resources, estimate time and budget, and interface with peers, managers, suppliers and customers.
• Interface with a cross-functional team to resolve issues.
• Release products through the ECR/ECO process.
• Maintain safe work area.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• BS in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field. 
• Minimum of 1 year of related coursework or hands-on practical experience in package engineering  
• Demonstrated ability to create models with CAD tools 
• An energetic and ambitious approach to design and process challenges 
• An ability to leverage newly acquired knowledge and skills into strategic and focused improvement activities 
• Awareness of GMP and governmental regulations related to drug manufacturing sufficient to appreciate the need for documentation accuracy 
• Understanding of sterilization procedures and sterilization requirements - preferably as it applies to biomedical packaging and packaging materials 
• Ability to read and interpret professional journals and technical procedures 
• Ability to write reports; communicate test analysis and results 
• Familiarity with relevant regulatory and QA guidelines.


Desired Characteristics:
• Masters Degree in Packaging Engineering or Mechanical Engineering 
• Demonstrated ability to create models with SolidWorks 
• Outstanding communication and writing skills for working with global manufacturing, marketing, and development teams. 
• Flexibility required in a small business environment where multitasking and performing different tasks, including hands on work, is needed to get the job done 
• Experience in leading projects/activities to meet customer requirements 
• Use of DFSS in designing products 
• Familiarity with regulatory requirements governing implementation and use of disposable materials and components.
• Application of risk management methodologies to aid in meeting commitments


Locations: United States; Massachusetts; Westborough

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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