Packaging Engineer

Please note: The Packaging Engineer must be flexible to work both first and second shifts.
Logistics Operations Americas is part of GTO and has approximately 1,000 employees in more than 20 locations within the region. Our job is to design, handle and optimize the supply chain for all Volvo Group brands. The scope for Logistics Services includes making sure material is delivered to the production facilities, packaging is available, vehicles are distributed to the dealers, and that management of material, warehouses and distribution ensures the availability of parts everywhere in the world. We make sure all logistics services are delivered with world class operational excellence.
We have exciting opportunities for the right individuals at our 1,000,000 SF central Distribution Center in Byhalia, MS. The new Byhalia DC is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Memphis, TN.
The Packaging Engineer is responsible for improving packaging dealing with the purchasing, productivity, quality, performance, and profitability of CDC operations and service offerings by applying package engineering methods and analysis to a variety of business opportunities and problems. Packaging Engineers at the Byhalia CDC typically work as members of small teams focused on projects in process analysis and improvement process, analytics, or customer-facing sales engineering solution design creation and cost reductions. The successful candidate will possess a record of academic focus and leadership experience combined with demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills. Packaging Engineer roles lead to a variety of technical and functional career path options within the Volvo Group organization.

Job description
  • Analyzes engineering drawing and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling and safety requirements, and type of materials required for containers
  • Work with purchasing and other departments to determine costs and feasibility of producing proposed packaging
  • Develops or direct development of drawing, specifications, samples, and written analysis of proposed packaging in order to present design for approval
  • Confers with sales representative to draw up contracts
  • Advises management on efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging material and utilization of packaging material of all types
  • Assists with manpower and material usage in meeting budgetary/costs constraints, deadlines, goals and objectives for packaging operation
  • Coordinate external prepackaging needs
  • Assists goods out in the development training material for outbound protective packaging
  • Initiate and maintain stock profile of a range of packing material within pre-set objectives (including material value, part number ranges, and turnover rate)
  • Review customer compliant file for packaging problems and take appropriate action
  • You optimize and standardize the way of working to optimize the outbound filling degree
  • You are in contact with packaging responsibilities within the Volvo Group, external pre-pack responsibilities and packaging suppliers for troubleshooting, optimizing packaging and testing of alternative packaging material
  • You make sure that master- and other data related to packaging are always correct and updated in the systems
  • You investigate and implement structural adjustments to comply with legal provisions (e.g. shipping packaging for dangerous goods)
  • You collect the necessary information to be able to comply with the legal obligations concerning packaging (e.g. annual reports, formatting of a prevention plan)
  • You contribute to continuously improve safety, quality, lead time, cost efficiency, environmental impact and employee satisfaction of our warehouse operations
  • You work closely together with the Logistics Engineers, responsibilities for Environment and Dangerous Goods and Operations (support all elements of ISO9001 and ISO14001 standards and regulations)
  • Develop ways of measuring and communicating operational effectiveness that generate business insight for the organization
  • Obtain feedback on proposed improvement ideas
  • Develop ways of measuring and communicating operational effectiveness that generate business insight for the organization
  • Obtain feedback on proposed improvement ideas
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, or a related field is preferred. Cooperative education/work minimum 5 years’ experience and campus involvement are preferred
  • Good communicator and team player
  • Strong perform an accurate administration
  • Knowledge about Industry 4.0
  • Knowledge in Lean Principles
  • See opportunities and take initiative
  • Preferred knowledge of logistic processes and manufacturing
  • You can express yourself fluently in English
  • Successful candidates will have a solid working knowledge of relational databases, computer programming, structured query language, and Microsoft Office Suite tools. Experience with programming languages such as C++, Java, Visual Basic, Bartender and CAD


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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