Intern - Packaging Engineer


Minneapolis, MN, US

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  United States

The R&D Packaging Engineer Intern will be assist in performing original packaging design and testing over a broad range of technologies to provide new or improved products to the medical device market in the arena of Interventional Urology. This person will act as technical support for interdepartmental development teams to fulfill business goals of Coloplast for new and existing product packaging and labeling.


Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Complete relevant tasks to fulfill major milestones, identifying processing parameters, materials, equipment, and requirements of new product packaging/labeling and initial process optimization
  • Specify, design, verify and validate packaging in accordance with applicable medical regulatory standards
  • Perform original design, under guidance of project engineers/scientists, developing packaging specifications, conduct DOEs, validation protocols/reports and other associated documentation following design control requirements
  • Coordinate and execute packaging and labeling changes in support of Sustaining projects
  • Participate in hands-on problem solving and resolution
  • Obtain and maintain all necessary information and experimental test results related to assigned projects by various means of recording
  • Conform with Coloplast Code of Conduct and all local Compliance Standards
  • Conform with Coloplast Q/EHS Policy
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a BS in Packaging Engineering
  • Undergraduate student (completed junior level or higher) with successful completion of basic engineering course work.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Working knowledge of packaging equipment
  • Working knowledge of packaging material and supplier processes
  • Able to develop test protocols and synthesize data to write test reports based on observed data, relevant test standards and general engineering knowledge
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis (e.g. two-sample t-test, tolerance limit calculation)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic engineering concepts and principles 
  • Ability to work independently and to be a technical assist on group projects
  • Ability to take verbal instructions and translate them into goals and objectives
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Pro-active; high-performance and results orientation
  • Ability to consistently work with ethical integrity
  • Personifies Coloplast Mission, Values and Vision as well as Coloplast Leadership Principals


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis