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.
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
Thorough knowledge of corporate shipping guidelines, quality, and inventory warehousing standards.
Prior automotive or heavy industry packaging engineering experience
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Feb 2, 2013, 12:59:59 AM
United States-Arkansas-N. Little Rock-LTTLROCK01-North Little Rock, AR
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