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Packaging Engineer

Job Description

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!
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 and the   C-Class for the North American market. 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, responsible for the development, design, validation and project management of packaging projects, including new packaging designs, material conversions, packaging equipment procurement lifecycle and quality and regulatory compliance.

 
Essential Functions
Identify, design, develop, evaluate and qualify innovative packaging processes.
 
Identify, lead and support cost reduction opportunities by qualifying alternate packaging materials, process improvements and packaging design optimization.
 
Design test plans to trouble shoot issues, identify root causes and ensure corrective actions are implemented to meet project milestones.
 
Support plant-driven packaging initiatives with technical expertise to complement current plant resources when required.
 
Support change control process and maintenance of business activities related to packaging.
 
Lead continuous improvement projects within the packaging department.
 
Develop and manage timelines for all packaging projects.
 
Consult with vendors, as required, regarding the technical aspects of design and development projects.
 
Review designs for feasibility and accuracy.
 
Identify, analyze and recommend new technologies or materials for specific applications.
 
Work closely with packaging suppliers to identify appropriate packaging components and materials.
 
Coordinate and perform packaging line trials.
 
Lead / participate in productivity teams that contribute to overall company cost savings objectives.
 
Prepare written policies, procedures, proposals and reports.

 
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Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.
 
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or a related area and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
     
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in packaging operations for automotive manufacturing or related industry.
 
Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:
Working knowledge of packaging industry standards and regulations
Lean Manufacturing
Highly developed project management skills including formalized methodologies, written and verbal communication skills
Strong team and interpersonal skills, strong planning, organizational and leadership skills
Technical writing skills (i.e. CAD) for preparation of material specifications, mechanical drawing content and review, validation preparation and report writing
 
Preferred Skills: Six-Sigma

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Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering & Aerospace, Other
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Company Overview

MBUSI

Today, the MBUSI plant has buildings with more than 4 million square feet located on 1,000 acres. Besides Body, Paint, and Assembly shops, also located on the Tuscaloosa site are a comprehensive training facility, a visitor center and a childcare and wellness center. The Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, which houses entertaining exhibits detailing the history of Mercedes-Benz - including its products, technology and commitment to safety - is open to the public. Since opening in mid-1997, over 230,000 people have toured the visitor center and plant. The Tuscaloosa plant currently represents a $2 billion(+) investment for its parent company, Daimler AG. MBUSI currently employs about 2,800 Team Members and the plant in 2012 produced approximately 182,000 vehicles, which are exported to more than 135 countries. Learn More

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Job Description

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!
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 and the   C-Class for the North American market. 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, responsible for the development, design, validation and project management of packaging projects, including new packaging designs, material conversions, packaging equipment procurement lifecycle and quality and regulatory compliance.

 
Essential Functions
Identify, design, develop, evaluate and qualify innovative packaging processes.
 
Identify, lead and support cost reduction opportunities by qualifying alternate packaging materials, process improvements and packaging design optimization.
 
Design test plans to trouble shoot issues, identify root causes and ensure corrective actions are implemented to meet project milestones.
 
Support plant-driven packaging initiatives with technical expertise to complement current plant resources when required.
 
Support change control process and maintenance of business activities related to packaging.
 
Lead continuous improvement projects within the packaging department.
 
Develop and manage timelines for all packaging projects.
 
Consult with vendors, as required, regarding the technical aspects of design and development projects.
 
Review designs for feasibility and accuracy.
 
Identify, analyze and recommend new technologies or materials for specific applications.
 
Work closely with packaging suppliers to identify appropriate packaging components and materials.
 
Coordinate and perform packaging line trials.
 
Lead / participate in productivity teams that contribute to overall company cost savings objectives.
 
Prepare written policies, procedures, proposals and reports.

 
#CB 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.
 
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or a related area and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
     
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in packaging operations for automotive manufacturing or related industry.
 
Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:
Working knowledge of packaging industry standards and regulations
Lean Manufacturing
Highly developed project management skills including formalized methodologies, written and verbal communication skills
Strong team and interpersonal skills, strong planning, organizational and leadership skills
Technical writing skills (i.e. CAD) for preparation of material specifications, mechanical drawing content and review, validation preparation and report writing
 
Preferred Skills: Six-Sigma

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