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Packaging Engineer

Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 6+ month, long term contract opportunity as a Packaging Engineer for a top fortune 500 company in Memphis TN.

Title: Packaging Engineer

Duration: 6+ months

Location: Memphis TN

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the review and remediation for existing technical files to ensure the Packaging requirements meet the EU MDR regulations.
Designs and develops packaging components and packaging systems for new and existing medical device products and/or product lines (sterile and non-sterile).
Works under limited supervision with significant opportunity for individual action.
Reports to the MDR Work Stream Leader of Labeling Operations & Global Packaging Technology.
Review and perform Gap analysis assessments for product technical files relating to packaging data & validations for existing medical device products undergoing MDR review & remediation.
Address identified gaps in technical file data via product equivalency justifications and/or performing and reporting the required testing in accordance with the relevant standards.
Design/re-design package components and develops packaging systems for new and existing medical device products and/or product lines with limited supervision and routine opportunity for individual action.
Coordinates and monitors packaging projects and programs from inception through implementation.
Establishes appropriate project schedules and prepares project reports periodically to outline progress.
Defines applicable testing protocols and conducts or coordinates appropriate package testing as required.
Responsible for writing, reviewing, and approving of Protocols and Reports (internal and external).
Defines packaging-related requirements through consultation with internal and external personnel. Communicates with RDQ, Commercial, Tech Comm, Product Development & Regulatory to coordinate packaging and labeling requirements for products being developed or modified/remediated.
Coordinates with Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance the requirements for package inserts, Q.C. procedures, testing for packages and/or packaging materials, labeling for IDE submissions, etc.
Consults with appropriate vendors as required regarding technical aspects of packaging engineering projects.
Reviews and approves all packaging/labeling specifications and other technical documentation for assigned product lines.
Develops preliminary engineering drawings for new package designs as required utilizing company CAD system, and reviews final engineering drawings prior to approval.
Develops material specifications for package components and raw materials, and prepares process specifications for appropriate packaging processes
Works with Regulatory & Labeling to ensure that product packaging meets applicable regulatory and industry requirements, i.e., ISTA, ISO 11607, FDA, ASTM, European MDR, Japanese MHLW, etc.
Maintains appropriate records regarding product labeling information, system validation, etc.
Maintains current knowledge of label printing technology and software developments.
Researches technical issues, e.g., bar code technology, to assist management in formulating product packaging strategy.
Supports improvement projects to solve problems, improve efficiency, or generate packaging-related cost savings.
May assist or offer guidance to other packaging engineering staff and/or production packaging personnel. Oversees some duties of technicians or data base specialists within the department. Supervises lower level packaging engineers and/or technicians as assigned.


Experience utilizing CAD system for package design applications is preferred.
Familiar with ISO 11607-1 and 2.
Technical writing skills
Basic PC skills, Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project.
Requires ability to concentrate on detailed assignments for extended periods and use creative skills in the design of product packaging.

Education / Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering/Science or a related technical area; Master's degree preferred.
Four years (4) experience in packaging engineering related to the design, development, and implementation of medical device or health care product packaging; two years (2) experience with a master's degree.

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please contact Michelle Niemira ( for immediate consideration.

Why Kelly?

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies
A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks
Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options
Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center
Several employee discounts
And more!

Why Kelly®?
As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.#KellyGTS]]

Packaging Engineer

Memphis, TN
Full time

Published on 1 Oct 2022

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