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Sr. Packaging Engineer

Abbott Pleasanton, CA
  • Expired: March 13, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
**Job Summary:**
Support packaging and labeling processes for established product lines. Develop packaging and labeling for new products.
**Impact this role will have on Abbott:**
+ Select, procure, install, and validate of packaging and labeling equipment
+ Assist in conducting Process FMEAs
+ Identify and implement packaging/labeling process improvement projects
+ Support design, develop and test a wide variety of packaging used for the protection, display, and handling of products
+ Determine packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required, considering need for resistance to such external variables as moisture, corrosive chemicals, temperature variations, light, heat, rough handling, and tampering
+ Assist in designing package exteriors considering such factors as product identification, sales appeal, aesthetic quality, printing and production techniques
+ Responsibilities include documentation management and an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
+ Creation and management of change requests within the document control system
+ Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
+ Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
+ Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.
Essential Qualifications:
+ Packaging Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent experience
+ 2-10 years experience in packaging or material handling
+ Medical device experience preferred
+ Understanding of FDA, GMP, and ISO guidelines
+ Requires ability to be innovative, resourceful, and work with minimal direction
+ Requires excellent organization, problem solving, and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
+ Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
+ Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
+ Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
+ Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
+ Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
+ Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
+ Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
+ Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email



Pleasanton, CA
94588 USA