Packaging Engineer
Caterpillar - North Little Rock, AR

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This position designs and develops packaging and containerization for material from the source of supply to the point of use, leveraging the Corporate Container Program and Global Transportation processes. This includes design and development of returnable and expendable shipping containers for both delivery to the customer and inbound to manufacturing and assembly facilities.

Job Duties:
The packaging engineer develops the packaging plan and works with key groups to ensure material is presented to the line properly. Key duties include:

Develop packaging solutions to protect finished painted components

Design for transport efficiency

Perform containerization analysis and quoting

Validate new packaging and containers during pilot phase

Coordinate with assembly planning for line-side storage and ergonomic considerations

Develop kitting packaging / presentation

Validate returnable quantities through simulations

Resolve safety and / or quality issues caused by current packaging

Resolve issues reported by 3PL or carriers

Support paint processing and develop requirements for paint protection and presentation

Develop, communicate and maintain supplier packaging requirements

Customers include facility supply chain and logistics employees, plant operations supervisors and line employees, factory engineering, and other supply chain functional areas. External contacts include global vendors.



Bachelor of Science in Packaging, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering plus 2 years of experience in packaging or supply chain; or a minimum of 3 years of supply chain or packaging operations experience

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills

Pro-E, CAD, Solidworks or other similar 3D electronic drafting experience

Desirable Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of corporate shipping guidelines, quality, and inventory warehousing standards.

Prior automotive or heavy industry packaging engineering experience

Additional Information

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Unposting Date


Feb 2, 2013, 12:59:59 AM

Primary Location


United States-Arkansas-N. Little Rock-LTTLROCK01-North Little Rock, AR




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