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Packaging Engineer

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Location: Suzhou, 32, China
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2020

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Job Description


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. Control the packaging cost and product quality as well. Proper packaging design includes part containment, protection, suitable packaging cost, customer requirements and optimization of transportation and other supply chain functions.  

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

  • Establish packaging and processing specifications at the part number level for new product introductions

  • Develop packaging solutions to protect finished painted/casting/machining/sheet metal components

  • Communicate with existing supplier/customer facilities on packaging issues related to receiving, warehousing, and/or line side delivery

  • Perform cost analysis on current packaging processes and recommend packaging solution changes

  • Coordinate with operations team for operation/delivery/storage and ergonomic considerations

  • Validate/simulation loading quantities in the package and control the packaging cost in the reasonable level for expendable packaging

  • Design for transport efficiency improvement, perform containerization analysis, testing, and quoting

  • Validate new packaging and containers during pilot phase and onsite validation in facility

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

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

  • Develop, communicate and maintain supplier packaging requirements, and training skills

  • Lead low risk Green Belt projects

  • Resolve issues reported by customers and process partners

  • Audit conformance to packaging specification

  • Joint Process Improvement with packaging vendors and purchasing

  • Create packaging concepts using 3D modeling software (i.e. Pro-E)

  • Familiar with expendable packaging materials cost level in the market



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (i.e. Packaging, Logistic, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering)

  • No less 3 years of packaging or logistic or supply chain experience

  • Good Oral English skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to perform data query analysis

  • Interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles

  • Value behavior of Integrity, Teamwork

  • Knowledge of material handling equipment

Desired Qualifications:

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

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Jun 18, 2020