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Packaging Engineer

Job Number:  18697
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OH, US, 43619-1078



Job Number: 18697 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Norplas Industries Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Northwood 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.



Role Summary

•    To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
•    To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
•    To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Norplas employees as described in the Norplas Employee Handbook.
•    To follow safety rules of the Company and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace.
•    Report any accident, injury, or near miss immediately and report any unsafe work conditions in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities

•    Packaging Engineers develop packaging for plastic bumpers and components in an automotive environment. Fascias (plastic parts) are packaged generally in 1-Tier,   2-Tier-, and 3-Tier steel racks with plastic corrugate and dunnage.
o    Design bags to fit product to reduce handling damage.
o    Design packaging utilizing software packages like AutoCAD and SolidWorks
o    Responsible for determining appropriate fleet sizes and rack densities.
o    Conduct cost analysis to determine necessary packages designs, ie. Returnable Packaging vs. Expendable Packaging.
o    Identify Customer needs and expectations for the packaging of parts
o    Create and develop prototype packaging that meets many manufacturing environments
o    Identify and select sources for packaging. Obtain quotes & conduct cost analysis for feasibility
o    Maintain an Open Issues List for packaging and implement effective action plans to addressing concerns
o    Maintain Customer specifications for packaging and approval forms

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Engineering Degree, preferably in Packaging. 4 years work related experience with a strong Process/Product knowledge in conjunction with strong communication and team leadership skills may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Additional Information

•    Must be respected by peers.
•    Ability to think “out of the box” with a high energy level.
•    Must be results oriented with ability to drive change.
•    Strong computer skills.
•    Demonstrated group problem solving skills and facilitation skills.

13--Materials Management F--Permanent/Regular 

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