Cummins Inc. Sr. Packaging Engineer in Columbus, Indiana

Sr. Packaging Engineer

Description

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Filtration Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, Indiana for a Packaging Engineer.

Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Develops and designs environmentally sustainable packing materials and shipping containers for the safe shipping of products. Improves packaging performance with attention to vendor relations, material and part specifications, line efficiencies and other internal functional requirements.

  • Trains, coaches and mentors entry level Packaging EngineersApplies specialized knowledge of engineering principles and practices across various areas and projects in the design, analysis and release of packaging and container systems through the product life cycle.

  • Support the VPI process and New Plant Start up process as required.

  • Work cross-functionally and with external entities (Customers & Suppliers) to specify and design appropriate returnable and expendable packaging & containers for finished products and components for new program products.

  • Support continuous improvement in the supply chain, improving total cost and/or Customer /Supplier delivered quality.

  • Work cross-functionally and with external entities (Customers & Suppliers) to identify and deliver improvements to packaging of current products in order to reduce total cost, handling and waste disposal.

  • Design proper packaging to protect and preserve product.

  • Define returnable container fleet size requirements considering logistics and inventory stocking levels.

  • Develop plant specific packaging guidelines complying with Corporate Guidelines while considering safety, plant specific racking, line side presentation needs, and equipment constraints.

  • Work with Supplier Quality to ensure direct suppliers conformance to packaging standards.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Product Integration, Verification & Validation - Understands and applies processes. tools/ skills involved in verifying and validating a solution to a problem, which is embodied in the statement of the requirements, has been developed. Testing is a multi-stage process that consists of activities for validating the product, from the most primitive elements up to the fully integrated system. The verification / validation includes activities such as component testing, integration testing, system testing, performance testing, acceptance testing, and installation testing.

  • Manage Execution - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of managing execution. Coordinates performance across regions, teams, and departments on complex projects and work flows. Applies a broad range of planning and monitoring tools. Defines planning and review practices that result in few missed milestones and minimal surprises. Effectively delegates to ensure completion of complex projects and work. Monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals change or are not met. Measures effectiveness of execution through defined metrics and disciplined monitoring.

  • Effective Meetings - Has user proficiency and has significant experience in effective meetings. Trains and/or mentors this skill.

  • Schedule Management - Identification and tracking work tasks, dependencies, and timing for a project. User proficiency plus, significant experience in schedule management, including ability to train and/or mentor this skill. Has dealt with more complex schedules integrating multiple sub-projects, is able to coach a should mapping exercise, and/or has an advanced level of proficiency with schedule management tools.

  • Supply Chain Knowledge - Works in or with the Supply Chain functions and has knowledge of how the functions work to meet our end customer’s requirements.

  • Analyze Issues - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of analyzing issues. Critically identifies an issue's scope and parameters while analyzing it from multiple perspectives. Determines the root causes as well as broad implications of issues. Integrates information and defines an array of alternatives. Applies a wide variety of analytical tools and processes (e.g. Six Sigma) on a regular basis to complete key projects and solve complex problems.

  • Fosters Open Communication - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of fostering open communication. Expresses reactions and opinions without intimidating others. Actively encourages others to express their honest views, even contrary ones and listens actively to all viewpoints. Encourages others to share information in an organized and effective manner. Conducts periodic department or division wide informational meetings. Develops processes, plans, and schedules to provide relevant information and obtain feedback from the organization.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in Engineering and 3 -5 years of Packaging Engineering (or relatable experience) required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience . Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Qualifications

Job SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 13, 2017, 12:52:43 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170002OV