12 Jul 2021

Full-Time Caterpillar – Packaging Engineer

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Job Description

Caterpillar is seeking a skilled Packaging Engineer with experience in Creo and SOLIDWORKS in Decatur, IL. At Caterpillar, we’re working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities, and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Packaging Engineer in Decatur, IL.

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services, and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

Integrated Logistics

The Logistics team provides end-to-end integrated logistics solutions designed, deployed, and executed to support Caterpillar’s global footprint of manufacturing plants, suppliers, distribution centers, and dealers. Capabilities include:

  • Packaging Design and Returnable Container Management
  • Inbound International and Domestic Transportation
  • Logistics Network Operations – including Manufacturing Parts Nodes, Site Logistics, and Cross Dock Operations
  • Outbound Logistics – International and Domestic: Specialized Cargo and Product Distribution Solutions

As a Packaging Engineer, you will design and develop returnable and expendable packaging for individual piece parts and bulk shipping to ensure the timely and efficient receipt and delivery of material. Proper packaging design includes part containment, protection, and optimization of transportation and other supply chain functions. This position will focus on the delivery of large pallets and crates of material to remote locations around the world.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Thorough knowledge of shipping guidelines, quality, and inventory warehousing standards.
  • Prior automotive packaging engineering experience
  • Establish packaging and processing specifications at the part number level for new product introductions, cost savings, or other supply chain improvement
  • Collaborate with all support groups including but not limited to supply chain, operations, quality, purchasing, and engineering
  • Lead packaging projects focused on cost reduction for inbound and outbound
  • Lead validation of packaging developed for NPI
  • Communicate with existing facilities on packaging issues related to receiving, warehousing, and/or line-side delivery
  • Perform cost analysis on current packaging processes and recommend changes where appropriate
  • Lead low-risk Green Belt projects
  • Perform activities to ensure parts are protected, shipped, and delivered to the customer in a usable fashion
  • Develop packaging solutions to protect finished painted components
  • Design for transport efficiency
  • Perform containerization analysis, testing, and quoting
  • Validate new packaging and containers during the pilot phase
  • Resolve safety and/or quality issues caused by current packaging
  • Resolve issues reported by customers and process partners
  • Develop, communicate and maintain supplier packaging requirements
  • Audit conformance to packaging specification
  • Joint Process Improvement with packaging vendors and purchasing
  • Create packaging concepts using 3D modeling software (i.e. Creo, CAD, SOLIDWORKS, or other similar 3D electronic drafting experience)

Additional Information

  • This position does not offer relocation
  • This position requires 5% or less travel.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering OR Engineering Technology
  • 2+ years of Design Engineer, Logistics Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Supply Chain Planning Engineer, and/or Manufacturing Engineer experience
  • 1+ years of experience with heavy/industrial packaging
  • Basic design experience utilizing 3D CAD Software i.e. Creo or SOLIDWORKS packaging modeling experience
  • Additional packaging design experience in the automotive or similar industry

Top Candidates Will Also Have

  • Demonstrated ability in leading and managing complex projects
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, organization, and communication skills
  • Documented experience working within operations that demonstrate knowledge of material handling equipment and line requirements
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures with a strong department background
  • Greenbelt certified
  • CPS knowledge
  • PMP certification

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – Including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Creo, Packaging Design, and Solidworks. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Logistics and Packaging Engineer. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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