Packaging Engineer

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 10%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 17844

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Job Description

Our Packaging Engineer is responsible for design, development, validation and implementation of a variety of simple to complex packaging projects supporting new products and sustaining projects.  You will also be leading projects of varied scope requiring different stakeholders or cross-functional team efforts.   You’ll provide support to sterile packaging operations at our internal and external sterile manufacturing facilities. As our Packing Engineer, you’ll be a subject matter expert in packaging / labeling equipment, processes, and software for existing operations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and follow NuVasive’s Quality System requirements; including but not limited to understanding of ECO’s, validation, documentation practices, and design control requirements
  • Collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships with Development Engineers, Supplier Quality, Quality Engineers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Operations, Regulatory Affairs and others
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously with acting like an owner mentality
  • Capable of leading/supporting and executing packaging related projects from design through validation
  • Create packaging project timeline, attend meetings, coordinate resources, protocols, reports as required, ensuring effective communication of ideas, information, and issues to appropriate stakeholders
  • Provide engineering expertise in the design, development, validation and qualification of packaging / labeling equipment and software which may include engineering studies and/or feasibility studies.
  • Maintains high awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry
  • Assign, delegate and assist in the completion of engineering tasks or projects to other engineers/team members
  • Performs other job related duties assigned
Basic Qualifications


·        Bachelor’s degree

·        Related work experience in the packaging, medical or regulated industry

·        Knowledge of packaging test methodology per ASTM standards

·        Understanding of packaging materials’ capabilities and equipment

·        Experience in a manufacturing environment for designing, specifying, assembling, and validating packaging / labeling equipment, processes, and software

·        Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

·        Knowledge of statistical techniques

·        Experience with equipment and process validations, including development of protocols and execution of protocols

·        Knowledge of equipment and tools in laboratory testing and inspection systems.

·        Understanding of physical and structure package testing procedures.

·        Knowledge of GMP/FDA regulations preferred.

·        Ability to create and work from engineering drawings; experience with Creo or Pro-E or other CAD software

Preferred Qualifications


·        Understanding of medical device processes and effect on packaging preferred

·        Successful experience leading project teams is preferred.

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com.
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