Philips Packaging Engineer, R&D in San Diego, California

Your Challenge

As the Packaging Engineer, you will investigate/evaluate new and existing packaging configurations as it pertains to medical devices. You will lead the packaging specific deliverables in pursuit of design/development of product goal initiatives.

Your Responsibilities

  • Manages packaging development and improvement projects to meet client, Company, and regulatory needs.

  • Creates Project Plans and organizes resources to ensure project milestones are met within expectations of timeline, quality and budget.

  • Remains current on packaging innovations throughout the industry and proliferates leading technologies within the Company.

  • Reviews, generates and approves product engineering change orders and packaging process changes, including labels specifications and packaging related content.

  • Consults with vendors in the development of packaging for components and materials.

  • Establishes supplier quality standards and supports supplier audits as needed.

  • Maintains accurate and compliant documentation to meet Company, client, and regulatory expectations.

  • Creates and adheres to packaging related SOP’s and Work Instructions. Provides training for appropriate personnel performing packaging activities.

  • Translates requirements ISO requirements for customers requiring packaging for terminally sterilized products to internal product development teams and packaging personnel supporting these operations.

  • Develops and executes test methods, validations, and protocols for packaging related developments and projects.

  • Designs product packaging for Philips/Volcano products using ISO and ASTM guidelines for integrity and transportation robustness.

  • Justifies and prepares capital expenditures for new packaging processes and equipment.

  • Supports manufacturing issues, CAPA’s, SCARS and audits.

  • Develops bar codes, symbology, and labeling processes when appropriate.

  • Fosters a high level of creativity and independence in the design and development of new or improved packaging processes, systems, prototypes and projects.

  • Works with key functions to design packaging through the use of appropriate structure analyses, test methods, design methodologies, feasibility justification, and business case processes.

  • Drives the interaction of key package, product, process and Supply Chain interfaces and incorporates them into packaging design.

Specific Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering, Packaging Science, Biomedical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent training.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience; or a Master Degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience; or a PhD with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience; or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience with packaging medical devices such as catheters, stents and/or guidewires

  • Familiar with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures

  • Experience in packaging engineering, structured problem solving, use of statistical tools, medical devices and the packaging of sterilized products

  • Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent

  • Experience in Design for Manufacturing, FMEA, DOE, and Validations

  • Working knowledge of ISO 11607, ISTA 2A, ASTM D6198, ASTM D4332, ASTM D5276-98, ASTM F1886, ASTM F88, ASTM D999 and ASTM D4169

  • Proficient with CAD software

  • Ability to consistently work using a high powered microscope

  • Requires good manual dexterity for the assembly of small plastic components and use of personal computer

Location: San Diego, CA

Our offer

Here at Philips WE ARE Working Together for a Better Tomorrow:

Philips' dedication to enriching lives is reflected in our company, our solutions, and a commitment to our people. Philips products lead to improved healthcare, faster diagnosis and better patient outcomes. Philips employees change lives every day.

Enjoy endless opportunities to learn, and develop your career in the directions to which you aspire. Philips Healthcare is a place where you will work with others whose far-reaching ideas and accomplishments have impacted over 200 million lives already. Please help us determine what’s next. Your ideas and ability to deliver will help to transform the future of healthcare, and allow you to create your own legacy.

Thanks to our employees, we are at the forefront of the Healthcare industry. Healthcare providers, backed by our many market leading solutions, are able to diagnose confidently, improve care, and increase the quality of life for patients across North America each and every day.

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