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Packaging Engineer II

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Morton
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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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.
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 from suppliers. 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's customer ready packaging initiative and includes reviewing and identifying packaging requirements for aftermarket, and working with suppliers and process partners to ensure packaging requirements are met and executed at the optimal source.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

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

  • 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

  • Develop, communicate, and maintain supplier packaging requirements---

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

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

  • Lead validation of packaging developed for NPI

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

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

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

  • Joint Process Improvement with packaging vendors, component suppliers, and purchasing

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree

    • 2+ years of Logistics Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Supply Chain Planning Engineer, Procurement 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

      • Greenbelt certified

      • CPS knowledge

      • PMP certification

        Additional Information
        This role is in Morton, IL or Waco, TX
        This position does not offer relocation
        This position requires 10% or less travel.
        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
        Relocation assistance is not available for this position.--- Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.
        EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
        There's more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.
        Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee's contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we've built.

Keywords: Caterpillar, Peoria , Packaging Engineer II, Engineering , Morton, Illinois

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