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Associate Engineer Packaging

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Date: Feb 1, 2023

Location: Libertyville, IL, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Libertyville 
Department: Operations (Packaging)


The Associate Packaging Engineer will contribute to Hollister’s growth, profitability, and continuity by leading medical device packaging activities for the Ostomy 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. Hollister Incorporated is operating in a hybrid-working environment.



  • Apply basic knowledge, under supervision, on concepts, principles, and technical capabilities for projects of limited scope and complexity.
  • Support cross-functional projects for new product commercialization and changes to existing products.
  • Establish and manage packaging project schedules.
  • Qualify new packaging materials and equipment.
  • Develop and validate packaging and labeling systems and equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with packaging regulations and standards.
  • Write and coordinate technical documentation, including design assurance documents, protocols, reports, specifications, and original data.
  • Validate test methods.
  • Validate packaging test equipment.
  • Support cost savings opportunities.

Essential Functions of the Role

  • Periodic laboratory testing and travel to plants to conduct packaging validations on the manufacturing floor
  • Ability to travel globally up to 10% of time 

Work Experience Requirements

  • Number of Overall Years Necessary: 0-2
  • Medical device packaging system development and validation
  • Automated and manual packaging processes and equipment (forming, loading, sealing, closing, etc.)
  • Form-fill-seal, heat seal, and closure equipment/tooling
  • Flexible and rigid material performance and selection
  • Fiber-based materials, including paperboard and corrugate
  • Design of experiment and packaging process validation
  • Basic statistical analysis
  • Test methods for materials, integrity, physical properties, distribution simulation, and aging
  • Labeling materials, printers, and application equipment
  • Printed color specification
  • Technical writing
  • Optimization and cost savings

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging

Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of ASTM D10 and F02 and ISO 11607
  • Experience with Qumas, SAP, CAPE, TOPS, JMP, Minitab, Microscan or similar
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)

Our Total Rewards package in aggregate is above market and includes competitive pay, generous paid time off programs, peer-to-peer recognition, health and life insurance, wellness programs and incentives, generous retirement savings, and a unique Benefit of Employee Share Ownership Program (BESOP).




Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

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

Job Req ID: 31098

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