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Packaging Engineer - Marlborough, MA #6267853

Company: General Electric

Date: 04/02/2019

Category: Financial Services

City: Marlborough, MA

Role Summary:

Join our BioPharma R&D Team as Packaging Engineer to plan, organize, coordinate and complete packaging engineering and labeling activities to support new product development, existing products & manufacturing, cost improvements, ISTA testing, and labeling to support industry requirements, and investigation and implementation of new packaging concepts and materials. Work directly with a senior packaging subject matter expert to learn our products and packaging.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Development of packaging designs, methods and processes for efficient transport & delivery of our products

• Coordination of labeling

• Write/revise and release of packaging product and process documentation including work instructions and specifications for packing/unpacking, crating/uncrating, labeling, etc.

• Creation of all relevant test protocols, technical reports and first article inspections.

• Operate ISTA test equipment (shake, vibration, compression, atmospheric conditioning) for packaging

• Evaluation and recommendation of new materials

• Perform training on new and revised packaging work instructions as well as reviewing packaging instructions.

• Create SolidWorks drawings and CAD models

• Interface with packaging suppliers.

• Interface with contract manufacture organizations and provide packaging design assistance to GEHC inbound suppliers.

• Support customer complaint investigations, root cause investigations, and implementation of solutions

• Interface with manufacturing to resolve packaging issues

• Interface with the customer regulatory group on customer related packaging questions

• Support packaging engineering team in meeting business objectives and goals.

• Maintain and develop competence required for the job


• General understanding of packaging materials and methods

• Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate technical problems in clear and simple terms

• Experience in packaging lab or working lab environment

• Strong Initiative and ability to work independently and in teams

• Prior experience in packaging engineering field and/or interest to learn

• BS Degree in Packaging Engineering/Sciences, Mechanical Engineering or related degree

• Basic knowledge of Solidworks CAD software

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Characteristics:

• Experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industries preferred.

• Working knowledge of package test methods, process validation, bar coding and international standards

• Broad knowledge of properties for materials utilized in primary and secondary packaging, plus packaging methods and equipment

• Familiarity with shock & vibration testing to ISTA & ASTM standards

• Demonstrated analytic approach to problem solving

• Proven adaptable to difficult situations

• Demonstrated leadership skills and community involvement

• Proficient with 3D modeling software (e.g. SolidWorks, Creo)

About Us:

GE Healthcare Life Sciences There is no other life sciences company quite like GE Healthcare Life Sciences. A $5 billion business with more than 11,000 individuals in over 100 countries, we are at work enabling a new era in medicine. For more than 60 years, GE Healthcare Life Sciences has globally supported the development and use of new therapies, helping accelerate the journey from biological understanding to clinical therapy. GE Healthcare Life Sciences works with cutting edge technology enabling and advancing the discovery, diagnosis and medical treatments of the present and the future. We are accelerating biology to cell therapy in ways no other company can. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and watch our discoveries in action on our YouTube channel.

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

Locations: United States; Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island; Marlborough, Boston, Framingham, Hartford, Providence, Nashua

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

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