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Packaging Engineer I

Location Morton, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000204027

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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 I.  

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     

The Product Support and Logistics Division has an immediate opening for a Packaging Engineer in Morton, IL. In this role, you will support wood packaging execution focused on safety, process control, and cost improvements with internal and external process partners. Primary focus on providing training, executing wood audit process, reviewing designs, and maintaining specification on Approved Supplier Designs. 

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

  • Provide project management and accountability for wood packaging compliance program 

  • Maintain auditing processes for wood packaging to be executed by a global team 

  • Create and execute a wood packaging facility scorecard for all Cat Parts IPC/CPs to be communicated to Cat Part’s stakeholders 

  • Communicate with facilities on packaging issues related to wood packaging 

  • Ownership of the wood packaging manual for Service Parts 

  • Develop and document blocking specifications for wood packaging 

  • Resolve safety and / or quality issues caused by current wood packaging  

  • Reviewing existing solutions for optimization opportunities and drive cost saving activities 

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to join a process-driven, results-oriented team, apply today! 

Basic Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor’s degree, awarded on or before Aug 2023 technical major preferred 

  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution 

  • Must be willing to travel and relocate domestically 

Top Candidates Will Also Have:   

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 

  • Ability to develop and deploy creative / original solutions to complex problems 

  • Knowledge of material handling 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Basic design skills utilizing 3D modeling software 

  • Additional packaging design experience in automotive or similar industry 

  • Experience working as a Packaging Engineer in industrial applications and/or related supply chain, logistics or engineering experience 

  • Experience in designing wood packaging or complex project management 

Additional Information:  

Relocation is available 

Sponsorship is  NOT  available for this position 


Base salaries for undergraduates range from $75,900 to $113,856. The base salary for graduate and PhD level candidates ranges from $83,280 to $137,844. Actual salary will be  based on degree, completed degree level and prior internship experience at Caterpillar . The total rewards package, beyond base salary includes: 

Employee benefit details:  

Annual incentive bonus plan  *  

Medical, dental, and vision coverage 

Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.) 

401k savings plan 

Health savings account (HSA) 

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) 

Short and long-term disability coverage, 

Life Insurance 

Paid parental leave 

Healthy Lifestyle Programs 

Employee Assistance Programs 

Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection) 

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines

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. 

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website . #Li   

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Relocation is available for this position.

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

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