Packaging Principal Engineer I (718260)- 1st Shift at Zimmer Biomet

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Location: Warsaw, Indiana





Job Description:

Job Summary

Zimmer Biomet is a global medical technology leader. Our team members are part of a company with a heritage of leadership, a focus on shaping the future, and a mission dedicated to alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world.


The Principal Packaging Engineer will be responsible for the designing, developing, and validating a wide variety of package designs to support the development of orthopedic implants and associated devices that are of a complex nature. He or she will work in a matrix/cross functional product development environment and be primarily responsible for the project leader's role to bring a package design from concept through commercialization. Coordination of internal and external/contractor resources to develop solutions required to solve complex engineering problems will be a primary focus. Experience with new technologies that will drive packaging innovation resulting in competitive advantages across global platforms is desired. Strong communication, teamwork and organizational skills are essential. A thorough understanding of ISO13485, ISO11607 and Process Validation is a must.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Leads the design of new packages and manufacturing processes or serve as a key member on a project teams.


Directs the generation of prototype samples to evaluate new materials and/or design concepts.


Leads the Risk Analysis role for the package design and process FMEA's.


Develops comprehensive validation plans, generates protocol and reports.


Manages collaboration across multiple international facilities.


Identifies new technologies that will provide innovation and product differentiation.

Expected Areas of Competence

Advanced knowledge of ISO13485 (Design Controls) and ISO11607 (Packaging Validation).
Complete knowledge of packaging and regulatory standards that drive the medical device industry.
Ability to analyze and develop new testing criteria and requirements.
Identify customer requirements for a new package designs.
Demonstrated ability to lead and influence all parts of the organization.
Microsoft Office Suite and Project; Demonstrated ability to learn and apply multiple skill sets as outlined by the engineering review board (i.e. manufacturing, design, materials and testing).

Education/Experience Requirements

B.S. in Packaging Engineering required M.S. /MBA preferred plus 6+ years of experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Travel Requirements

Up to 20%, including international

Additional Information

At Zimmer Biomet, we believe in The Power of Us, which means that we are stronger together. We are committed to creating an environment where every team member feels included, respected, empowered, and celebrated.



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