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Sr Packaging Engineer - Life Sciences

Company Name: Corning
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Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2013
Posting Expiry Date: 5/27/2013
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Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
CorningÆs history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
Corning Life Sciences brings new and innovative laboratory tools to researchers. Our core technical competencies include polymer science, biochemistry and molecular biology, glass melting and forming, surface modification, and characterization science. As part of Corning Incorporated, we are a world leader in specialty glass and have a 150-year tradition of innovation.
We are committed to meeting customersÆ unique and changing needs with original solutions for todayÆs emerging life sciences technologies. Our dedication to quality, technology and innovation has enabled us to produce the worldÆs most comprehensive line of laboratory tools for life science research. Corning Life Sciences also offers custom capabilities such as special packaging, bar coding, and printed lot numbers, to meet specific customer requirements. To know more about Corning Life Sciences, visit us at:

Scope of Position:
ò Lead the development, design, validation, and project management of packaging projects, to include new packaging designs, material conversion/ down gauging, cost savings, quality improvement, while supporting cross-functional initiatives.
ò Identify, assess and implement new opportunities / projects through frequent interaction with cross-functional teams and outside material suppliers to ensure that product attributes are being met on a consistent basis. Align cost savings projects with manufacturing facilities to achieve plant and Division goals. Build and sustain packaging strategy within the Life Science Division.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
ò Support Division & Plant driven packaging initiatives with technical expertise to compliment current division & plant resources.
ò Assist plant personnel for the specifications, acceptance and validation of new packaging materials, product, equipment, and processes.
ò Lead/ manage project resources to achieve required objectives. Effectively implement all phases of project methodologies to include appropriate initiation, planning, implementation and control, and close-out elements.
ò Establish overall project plans (scope, schedule, cost estimates, project acceptance criteria, procurement/contracting strategy, risk management, etc).
ò Prepare documentation of packaging designs on new product.
ò Provide packaging leadership / technical expertise and project support to all functions of the business.
ò Share expertise and knowledge to foster continuous improvement of the organization (project team or functional unit).
ò Regularly and effectively communicate and update project key issues, status of completion and financial forecasts with project customers

Travel Requirements: 30%, including International Travel
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-F 40+ hrs.

Required Education:
ò Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science, or other Engineering discipline with 5+ years of experience working in medical device or pharmaceutical packaging. MS degree in Packaging Science preferred.

Required Years and Area of Experience: 5+ yrs.

Required Skills:
ò Medical packaging materials, sterilization processes, flexible packaging, distribution packaging, & damage analysis. Experience with running line trials and packaging validations.
ò Proven leadership skills and ability to manage complex projects and problem solving activities.
ò Ability to design and/or prototype packaging using CAD/ Solidworks or equivalent software. Ability to launch new packaging cross-functionally from beginning stages to plant implementation.

Desired Skills:
ò Proficient in Six-Sigma, lean manufacturing, DOE experience, ASTM & ISTA testing, TOPS, CAD (Solid works), and interpreting drawings.