Principal Engineer, Packaging and Technical Services

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    Engineering & Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    S$7000 - S$9000 per month

  • Contact:

    Abhik Damani

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Principal Engineer/Manager, Packaging and Technical Services

My client is a global leader in the healthcare industry and is expanding its' packaging team in Singapore. To do so, a new role of a Principal Engineer has been created. This is a global role and the candidate will be working on projects from US, UK, and Asia. Candidates with stronger experience could be considered for a manager role as well.


  • Act as key contributor to support design, development, verification, and validation of medical device packaging
  • Lead a portfolio of packaging projects and ensure that best practices are employed by driving packaging and labelling strategy and alignment
  • Ensure potential product quality problems are quickly identified and eliminated
  • Apply DSFSS discipline and tools to identify critical material and processing variables using Design of Experiments.
  • Coordinate the efficient and effective specification, procurement and purchase of new production and test materials.
  • Lead global cross-functional packaging projects, development and improvement to meet customer, company, and compliance needs for new products.
  • Liaise with respective sites, design centers and trade compliance to understand labelling requirement
  • Identify areas of opportunities to lower packaging cost, transport worthy designs and use sustainable packaging materials
  • Oversee testing, report writing, review and approve packaging process changes such as labels specifications and packaging related content
  • Develop and execute test methods, validations, and protocols for packaging developments and projects
  • Design product packaging for Medical products as per ISO and ASTM guidelines
  • Ensure that testing and lab procedures are performed safely and all new materials and testing procedures are evaluated for potential safety risks
  • Design new products that can deliver Six Sigma process capability levels.
  • Improve existing product capability levels through thoughtful analysis and rigorous testing. Establish test methods using industry and company standards
  • Provide training for appropriate personnel performing packaging & labelling activities
  • Develop bar codes, symbology, and labelling processes
  • Prepare CAPEX for packaging processes and equipment


  • Degree in Packaging, Engineering, Sciences or equivalent with at least 10 years of experience
  • Excellent track records in packaging development & labelling experience
  • Knowledge of packaging materials, material technology, composition, physical & mechanical properties, storage, handling, climate conditions etc.
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD or SolidWorks software
  • Experience with quality system controls such as FDA regulations, risk assessment, user needs, design verification and validation)
  • Prior Knowledge of ISTA testing
  • Stronghold with stress calculations for compression, torsion, inertia, and impact effects analysis
  • Familiarity with requirements for Dangerous Goods/HAZMAT packaging requirements (IATA, UN, etc.) will be a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple global projects simultaneously
  • Independent, self-motivated with strong communication and interpersonal skills

Please send your resume in WORD format by clicking the apply button below or contact Abhik Damani on +65 6701 1527 for a confidential discussion. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CEI Reg. Number R1544061 (Abhik Damani).