Packaging Engineer

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The best chapters in Alabama’s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change – It will wear a star.
MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles produced for all global markets. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.
MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
Purpose of the Position:
Under general supervision, this position is responsible to communicate and resolve all problems between parts suppliers and all Mercedes-Benz internal partners, MBUSA, GLC, MB Canada, MB Mexico, and MBUSI concerning Service Parts packaging and shipping of parts to ensure the functionality of the packaging process and compliance to Mercedes-Benz packaging standards for all MBUSI product line parts; provides ongoing launch support of new parts supply during the life-cycle by maintaining up-to-date files on packaging standards.

Essential Functions:
Provide parts packaging documentation cost planning, and installation of service parts pre-packaging standards together with MBUSA, DPTS, Global Logistics Center (GLC), MBCanada and MBMexico for service parts supply of the MBUSI product line parts to the world wide Daimler service organization.
Provide forecasting data to packaging material suppliers to maintain a Just-in-Time (JIT) shipment flow orders and inventory to minimize investment.
Monitor the activity of other packaging material sources for lowest cost from current source.
Facilitate logistic needs between all partners in the distribution network.
Evaluate and define future logistic scenarios to optimize parts handling costs.
Collect information for decision making process and management information.
Support corporate identity of packaging and changes during the life cycle of each part.
Monitor incoming parts from suppliers to ensure packaging plans are correct, parts are damage free, and shipping capacity has been maximized.
Process packaging claims from markets with corrective actions to suppliers and MBUSI management.
Drive development of new technology to resolve packaging related issues and provide value added innovations.
Manage packaging activities from concept development through launch.
Re-engineer packaging for obsolete or outdated specs, and make specific revisions as needed.
Review packaging for cost savings opportunities.
Resolve issues on packaging floor related to packaging.
Review, approve, reject and release supplier packaging in the online database in a timely matter to meet program milestones.
Facilitate purchasing reviews for packaging on costs, densities, and/or dimensions.
Collaborate with internal and external partners and resources on packaging-related topics.
Perform safe work practices and participate in trainings and safety programs in a positive and proactive way by following safety rules, procedures, regulations, standards and laws. Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to supervisor or Human Resources.
Work safely 100% of the time.
Perform other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.

Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Science/ Packaging Engineering or in a related area, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Professional experience in the following area(s): Packaging Science or Packaging Engineering.
Requirements for Job Levels:
Entry Level: Co-op/internship and/or up to 2 years of relevant professional experience.
Experienced Level: A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience.
Senior Level: A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience.
Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:
Ability to establish dimensional data on parts of various shapes and sizes (ability to identify dimensional from blueprints will be utilized)
Possess a basic knowledge regarding the effect of storage of selected packaging material
Certified in HAZMAT packaging and shipping .
Understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment, packing testing procedures, and aspects of new packaging systems.
Strong software skills in all MS office software such as Excel, Word, Outlook
Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills

Preferred Skills:
Experience in the automotive industry

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