Senior Packaging Engineer

Hollister Incorporated (Ballina MO, Ireland) 3 days ago

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Location: Ballina 
Department: Operations 

Title : Senior Packaging Engineer

Division / Dept : GLobal Packaging

Reports to : Sr Manager, GLobal Packaging

Location : Ballina, Ireland

Travel : 20%

No of direct reports: 0

Global Packaging serves Hollister and its product end users by providing packaging engineering expertise to develop optimized and compliant packaging systems. We help our organization drive cost competitiveness, improve operating efficiencies and effectiveness, and sustain performance in quality, service, and product commercialization.

The Sr. Packaging Engineer will contribute to Hollister’s growth, profitability, and continuity by leading sterile medical device packaging activities for the Continence Care business unit and associated manufacturing sites. They will serve as a subject matter expert for new product development and commercialization, and changes to existing products. This includes packaging and labeling system development, manufacturing, and performance to the point of end use. They will also support business unit and departmental continuous improvement objectives.

This position is located in Ballina, Ireland and reporting into Global Packaging at corporate headquarters in Libertyville, IL.

R Responsibilites

  • Apply advanced knowledge, under general guidance, on concepts, principles, and technical capabilities for projects of increased scope and complexity.
  • Lead and support cross-functional projects for new product development and commercialization, and changes to existing products.
  • Establish and manage packaging project schedules.
  • Recommend and qualify new packaging materials, equipment, and suppliers.
  • Develop and validate sterile packaging and labeling systems and equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with and monitor changes to packaging regulations.
  • Write and coordinate technical documentation, including design assurance documents, protocols, reports, procedures, specifications, work instructions, and original data.
  • Develop and validate test methods.
  • Source and validate packaging test equipment.
  • Identify, lead, and support cost savings opportunities.
  • Represent Hollister at industry events (conferences, seminars, etc.)
  • Mentor peers within department
  • Educate the organization on packaging best practices.

Work Experience Requirements

  • Number of Overall Years Necessary: 5-8
  • Sterile medical device packaging system development and validation
  • Automated and manual packaging forming, loading, sealing, closing, and labeling equipment selection, development, and validation
  • Form-fill-seal and heat seal equipment
  • Sterile barrier seal tooling development
  • Flexible barrier material performance and selection
  • Porous and non-porous material performance and selection
  • Design of experiment and process validation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Test methods for materials, integrity, physical properties, distribution simulation, and aging
  • Fiber-based materials, including paperboard and corrugate
  • Sterilization processes
  • Labeling printers, application equipment, and vision systems
  • Color specification
  • Human factors and usability engineering
  • Technical writing
  • Optimization and cost savings


  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging. Advanced degree desirable.

Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of ISO 11607, EU MDR, UDI, ASTM D10 and F02, IEC 62366, and FDA Guidance on Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices
  • Experience with Qumas, SAP, CAPE, TOPS, JMP, Minitab, Microscan

Local Specifications (English and Local Language):

  • Fluent in English


Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for ostomy care, continence care, and wound care and develops educational support for patients and healthcare professionals. We have been in business for more than 95 years. Our products are sold in more than 90 countries and we have manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents. At Hollister Incorporated, we are passionate about the work we do, and we are committed to making life more rewarding and dignified for our Associates and for the people who use our products and services. A career at Hollister Incorporated can take many paths, all of them leading to rewarding opportunities.

Hollister is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 28537

Senior Packaging Engineer

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