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Packaging Engineer III

Location Morton, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000097468

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Job Description:

At Caterpillar, we work to help our customers build a better world. Without our team of talented, bright and driven individuals, we wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today. Now, this is your chance to join our team and do work that matters. We want you to help us enable customer success, make progress possible around the world and help our communities grow and thrive. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Packaging Engineer.  

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and GET) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters). 

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.  

Through it all, we are one team  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.  

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience  

As a Packaging Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and executing packaging requirements for aftermarket parts to ensure the timely and efficient receipt and delivery of material.  Proper packaging design includes the part containment, protection, and optimization of transportation and other supply chain functions.  This position is a key role in supporting the aftermarket packaging organization and includes reviewing and identifying packaging requirements for aftermarket and working with suppliers and process partners to ensure packaging requirements are met.    

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

  • 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

  • Follow global packaging processes and perform cost analysis on packaging processes and recommend packaging solution changes

  • Report and upload data/information to enterprise packaging system.

  • Lead packaging projects focused on cost reduction for inbound and outbound, including working with suppliers to drive customer ready packaging

  • Create packaging designs using 3D modeling software (i.e: Creo, Pro-E)

  • Lead validation of packaging developed for NPI

  • Perform cost analysis on current packaging processes and recommend changes where appropriate

  • Lead medium risk Green Belt projects

  • Perform activities to ensure parts are protected, shipped, and delivered to the customer in a usable fashion

  • Develop, communicate, and maintain packaging solutions to protect finished painted components

  • Design for transport efficiency

  • Validate new packaging during pilot phase

  • Resolve safety and / or quality issues caused by current packaging through joint process improvements with packaging vendors, component suppliers and procurement

  • Resolve issues reported by customers and process partners

  • Joint Process Improvement with packaging vendors and purchasing

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field

  • 2+ years of Design Engineer, Logistics Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Supply Chain Planning Engineer, and/or Manufacturing Engineer experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • 1+ years of experience with heavy/industrial packaging

  • Demonstrated ability in leading and managing complex projects

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills

  • Documented experience working within operations that demonstrates knowledge of material handling equipment and line requirements

  • Familiar with company policies and procedures with a strong department background

  • Additional packaging design experience in automotive or similar industry

  • Moderate to Advanced Creo or Solid Works packaging modeling experience

  • Greenbelt certified

  • CPS knowledge 

Additional Information:
This position does not offer relocation
This position requires up to 25% travel

Final Details    

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.       

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .  #Li

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

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