Packaging and Sterilization Engineer

Packaging and Sterilization Engineer

Direct medical packaging programs through development.  Act as a resource to medical production facilities to support plant efforts.  Support initiatives to increase Phillips-Medisize medical market share by increasing value-added capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with management on setting goals for business implementation and operational effectiveness
  • Interpret and negotiate packaging and sterilization requirements to meet customer needs
  • Act as a packaging resource to partner with Sales, Cost Estimators, Purchasing and Business Development on quoting and sourcing programs with packaging materials and /or services and trade show support
  • Communication liaison between the customer and manufacturing facility
  • Build partnerships with suppliers and packaging contractors
  • Set top-level project implementation deliverables and dates and manage the execution
  • Develop manufacturing line layout plans and determine the space needed for device assembly and packaging
  • Identify software, hardware and equipment needs for packaging and labeling operations
  • Identify and monitor the supporting resources required for various stages of business implementation, on-going support of the packaging operations and drive task-level management
  • Partner with Project Engineers and Program Managers to successfully transition programs from development to production
  • Coordinate the transfer of contracted packaging/assembly jobs to Phillips-Medisize facilities
  • Remain up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the packaging industry
  • Instill a mindset that will proactively cause those involved in the business to put all GMP regulations at the forefront of their day-to-day activities
  • Partner with Regulatory/Validation personnel related to Sterilization Management
  • Extended travel to other facilities may be required to support business needs
  • Some programs may have vision requirements
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Safety/Environmental:
  • Individual is pre-planning safety into work activities to improve performance
  • Proactively identifies safety concerns
  • Complies with Environmental Management System Program SOP’s/WI, Policy & Program elements and encourages responsible use of resources
  • Actively participate in continual improvement/innovation, corrective action and internal/external customer satisfaction


  • Bachelor’s degree in packaging or equivalent industry experience 
  • Minimum of 2 years related medical packaging experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of project management experience preferred
  • Must be familiar with current medical regulatory trends

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Sound management and leadership skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Proven ability to work at/with multiple levels in an organization
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects at one time
  • Experience in manufacturing operations and regulatory guidelines
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers in a productive and team approach 

Questions and application

Please send questions and your application to Steve Weghorn, Global Technical Services Manager: