Material Handling/Packaging Engineer

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Material Handling/Packaging Engineer
Ford Motor Company

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At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.

Position Duties:

  • Confirm packaging meets form, fit and ergonomic requirements for plant internal packaging/dunnage
  • Order trucks so rack proto-types and/or products can be shipped to other Ford Facilities or vendors
  • Initiate corrective actions to alleviate part quality concerns related to dunnage or handling
  • Support lean manufacturing continuous improvement (decanted marketplace, small lot containerization, flexible linefeed, returnable containerization, etc.).
  • Manage Ford-owned container and material handling maintenance projects
  • Manage stock piles, external warehousing, and logistics (supporting part re-pack, rust-proofing, container repair, dunnage washing, and long-term part storage).
  • Develop internal packaging/dunnage specifications
  • Work with teams, operators, and Material Handling to improve workstation material delivery and presentation.
  • Develop layout proposals for unique operations or line rebalances.
  • Specify, purchase, and coordinate the installation of material handling linefeed equipment
  • Complete cost studies, capital improvement budget projects, forecasting packaging costs, MH equipment requirements, floor space effect, material flow impact, and synchronous material flow system support.
  • Support new model programs and capacity alternative planning
  • Determine container fleet size
  • Review MP&L manpower and operations to identify and implement efficiencies
  • Work with suppliers and staff packaging engineering to resolve packaging quality concerns, establish and/or revise packaging to comply with specified guidelines, and address compliance issues
  • Identify throughput constraints and drive root cause improvements
  • Apply engineering principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2-+ years material handling & logistics in a manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years CAD experience
  • 1+ years Microsoft Office experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Material Handling/Packaging
  • Functional expertise in Packaging and Containerization disciplines
  • Previous manufacturing experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of lean material flow strategies and lean manufacturing processes
  • Ability to design equipment, packaging, and dunnage
  • Experience in writing projects, project management
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in ONE FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.