Packaging Engineer

Date: Jan 15, 2019

Location: Naples, FL, US, 34108

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 41410
Title: Packaging Engineer
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01)
Location: Naples, FL



Main Objective:

Provides packaging engineering and related support to Design Engineering and when required, contract packaging suppliers.  Determine and administer changes to improve overall package performance and/or cost reduction. Support and assist the companies  packaging objectives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Using a CAD program, assist in the design and development of packaging components for medical devices as required per quality standards.
  2. Create  and maintain Packaging Instruction documents that serve to illustrate the expected final outcome for manufacturing and assembly processing of finished devices to assure a match with design intent.
  3. Create and maintain packaging engineering specifications utilizing CAD or 3D modeling programs for new and existing components.
  4. Develop and oversee Instrument Case development projects in support of Design Engineering projects.  When the case is a standalone project, the Packaging Engineer will be the role of Project Manager for the project.
  5. Oversee Design Verification and Validation activities for Instrument Case components.
  6. Support product design changes to develop and improve existing products that affect existing packaging.
  7. Oversee any required package testing to assure viability of packaging/product construct and sterile barrier protection. This includes generating protocols, test reports, and engineering adoptions and maintenance of test documentation within Agile PLM and/or other approved documentation system per quality standards.
  8. Provide supporting packaging documentation to Regulatory and Quality for 510(k) and ERC submissions and audits.
  9. Create Bill of Materials and generate Engineering Change Orders (ECO) in support of new products and various revisions or maintenance.
  10. Communicate effectively with Design Teams and Contract Suppliers using project management tools, written, and verbal communication.



Frequent use and general knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards.  General application of concepts and principles.


Reasoning Ability

Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.  Refers to policies and practices for guidance.


Discretion/ Latitude

Works under very general supervision.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. 



•             Proficiency in design packaging components using a CAD program.

•             Proficiency in creating packaging specifications using  a CAD program.

•             Proficiency in creating packaging instructions utilizing a CAD program or Microsoft Word.

•             Ability to write protocols, test reports, and adoptions related to packaging validation.

•             Knowledge of ISO 11607, ISTA, and ASTM Test standards associated with Medical Device Packaging.

•             Knowledge of testing equipment required.

•             Knowledge of design, manufacturing, and inspection methods and processes.

•             Ability to understand engineering specifications and drawing conventions.

•             Knowledge of MS Office required.




B.S. required preferably in Packaging (science or engineering), Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering


Minimum of 3 Yrs. experience in Packaging Design and Development or Manufacturing


Medical device packaging or manufacturing environment preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Naples

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