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PDS Tech Inc Senior Packaging Engineer in Rochester, New York

PDS Tech is seeking candidates for a Senior Packaging Engineer, in Rochester, NY.


  • Cross Functional Project Team Member: Participate on cross functional project teams to develop product and packaging design traceability matrix, complete packaging design verification activities and present results at technical design reviews. Communicate effectively within team, to marketing and engineering management on packaging design progress.

  • New Package Design: Collaborate with internal customers, project teams and external suppliers from brainstorming new innovative concepts for packaging component design through technical feasibility and cost assessments using best design practices and packaging industry design standards. Translates VOC feedback into user needs and design inputs. Completes engineering analysis of designs.

  • Packaging Standards: Develops and uses engineering design guides and standards for common design elements. Applies packaging appropriate Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and sustainability guidelines.

  • Equipment Selection: Specify and select a range of standard packaging equipment. Prepare capital requests. Obtain quotes from suppliers.

  • Verification and Validation Testing: Conduct FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ qualifications of new equipment. Coordinate packaging ship tests per industrial standards and document results with detailed technical reports.

  • Label Design and Development: Design product label to customer requirements while using standard set of templates utilizing label design software Bartender.


  • BS in Packaging Engineering (design option), Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree with relevant packaging design experience.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in package design and development.

  • Experience in a structured product development process, design requirements, design and change control processes

  • Strong proficiency with packaging industry design and test standards (ISTA, ASTM, etc.)

  • Experience in regulated industry with a knowledge of sterile barrier packaging and sterilization processes.

  • Strong knowledge of low particulate and low bio burden medical device packaging and manufacturing practices.

  • Experience with medical device packaging materials and test methods

  • Experience with leading packaging equipment process qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ)

  • Proficiency with planning complex project activities spanning 6 – 12 months

  • Experience with structural engineering analysis of new packaging designs

  • Strong proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Solidworks (CAD), CAPE (pallet layout) and SAP (ERP) experience is a plus.

  • ArtiosCAD, package design software knowledge is a plus.

  • Container leak testing experience a plus

  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally (5%)

  • Creative, innovative and critical thinking

  • Analytical nature, responds positively to challenges and a problem solver

  • Responsive, self-directed and well-organized with ability to manage multiple projects

  • Seeks out collaboration opportunities

  • Strong documentation, planning and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to influence across levels of organization

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.