Engineer, Packaging

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Location: Libertyville¬ 
Department: Operations¬ 


Contribute to Hollister's growth, profitability, and continuity by leading medical device packaging and labeling activities for ostomy, continence care, critical care, and wound care products.¬  Serve as a subject matter expert on project teams for new product launches and changes to existing products.¬  Support global manufacturing and distribution sites.¬  Support business unit and departmental continuous improvement objectives.



  • Apply working knowledge under general guidance, on concepts, princiles and technical capabilities for projects of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Lead and support cross-functional projects for new product commercialization and changes to existing products.

  • Establish and manage packaging project schedules.

  • Develop and validate sterile and non-sterile packaging and labeling systems.

  • Qualify new packaging materials, equipment, and suppliers.

  • Ensure compliance with and monitor changes to packaging regulations.

  • Identify, lead, and support cost savings initiatives.

  • Write and coordinate technical documentation, including protocols, reports, procedures, specifications, work instructions, and original data.

  • Develop and validate test methods.

  • Source and validate laboratory equipment.

  • Represent Hollister at industry events (conferences, seminars, etc.)

  • Mentor new hires within department.





  • Number of Overall Years Necessary: 2-5

  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging.¬  Advanced degree desirable.

  • Conduct packaging material testing and distribution simulations in laboratory environment.

  • Medical device packaging system development and validation

  • Advanced knowledge of ISO 11607, MDR, UDI, GS1, ASTM D10 and F02, ISTA

  • Experience with Qumas, SAP, PXSmartPrint, Loftware, Veeva, CAPE, TOPS, JMP, Minitab, Microscan

  • Technical writing

  • Optimization and cost savings

  • Design of experiment and process validation

  • Test methods for materials, integrity, physical properties, distribution simulation, and aging

  • Rigid and flexible sterile barriers

  • Fiber-based materials, including paperboard and corrugate

  • Porous and non-porous materials

  • Sterilization processes

  • Form-fill-seal and heat seal equipment

  • Manual and automated packaging processes

  • Statistical analysis

  • Labeling printers, systems, and software

  • Labeling equipment and vision systems


Hollister is an EO employer ‚€“ M/F/Veteran/Disability
Job Req ID: 26798

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