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Packaging Engineer I/II

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Location: Morton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2020

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Job Description


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 Morton, 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.

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. 


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
  • 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 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. Pro-E)

Additional Information:

This position does not offer relocation

Remote work may be considered for a top candidate

This position requires up to 25% travel.

This posting will close on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.


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


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.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering (Does not include Engineering Technology Degrees)
  • 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

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 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
  • Creo or Solid Works packaging modeling experience
  • Greenbelt certified
  • CPS knowledge
  • Basic design experience utilizing 3D CAD Software (i.e. Creo)
  • PMP certification

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Nov 24, 2020


United States