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Packaging Engineer 3

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Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  27134  
Annualized Pay Range:  $91,300.00 to $114,100.00 
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.



Performs duties that require application of intensive and diversified knowledge of packaging engineering principles and practices.  Develops, evaluates, and tests packaging designs for a variety of disposables products.  Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.  Works to ensure that disposable medical device products are packaged in a way that maintains safety, quality, functionality, and sterility. 


The Packaging Engineer 3 will define innovative and high valued packaging for the business, create and develop novel concepts and designs, lead the verification and validation testing of these designs, and fully transfer new devices to manufacturing. Includes additional responsibility for the support of current disposables packaging in manufacturing. Throughout this process, the Packaging Engineer 3 will support the efficient, high quality design and development of medical device packaging systems, working cross-functionally with manufacturing, project management, Innovation and Development (I&D), procurement, regulatory, marketing, quality, and operations team members, as well as external suppliers.


Works closely with other Packaging Engineers and I&D partners across the globe to ensure a harmonized development process which meets the needs of each regulatory notified body.



  • Leads and is accountable for projects and drives results.  May also play a contributing role on projects where specific disposables packaging engineering expertise is required
  • Displays accessibility and sought out for consultation on packaging engineering, design, testing, materials, application of standards, etc.
  • Identifies appropriate test methods and partners with internal and external resources as needed to complete testing as planned
  • Participate in the deterimination of appropriate test methods with global I&D partners for projects outside of Lakewood
  • Develops disposables packaging specifications, requirements, and associated engineering documents
  • Collaborates directly with outside suppliers to develop optimal package designs and/or components
  • Document all packaging and labeling design, development, and testing to comply with internal SOPs and standards
  • Contribute to building a pipeline of novel package technologies for future implementation by identifing, reviewing, and evaluating new packaging technology for application to current and future product designs
  • Collaborate with process engineering and operations staff to design, specify, implement, and validate equipment and processes required to support the packaging process
  • Partner with and/or support supplier engineering and manage packaging process validations with external packaging and packaging component suppliers


  • Work direction responsibility may include technicians and junior engineers
  • May work with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing and regulatory compliance issues
  • Work closely with project technical leads to establish cusomter and user requirements
  • Contribute to expanding rapid prototyping strategies





  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Bachelor’s of Science degree or Master of Science degree in Packaging Science/Engineering is strongly preferred


  • Minimum 5 years of packaging engineering experience
  • Two years of GMP manufacturing experience required


  • Must have experience working on cross-functional projects to develop and commercialize new packaging designs
  • Broad range of experience in medical device packaging, e.g. thermoformed trays, tyvek lidstocks, flexible pouches, labeling, form-fill-seal, flow wrap, testing, automation etc.
  • Experience with qualifying and commercializing new packaging from concept to commercialization
  • Experience with identifying cost saving opportunities in packaging and developing plans to meet cost saving targets
  • Demonstrated interactive skills in cross-functional settings, technical leadership, project management, coordination with team members, and support for junior engineers and technicians
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on packaging related topics and issues. Interacts with senior level external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations
  • Knowledgeable on packaging standards and how best to apply them, e.g. ASTM 4169, ISO 11607, etc.
  • Regularly and effectively presents complex technical information to engineering staff members and management
  • Willingness to learn about user needs and procedures in order to deliver effective solutions
  • Ability to conduct complex failure analysis with all stakeholders
  • Understanding of and adherence to GMP practices and FDA regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing 
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively



General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Requires travel based on business needs.


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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