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Packaging Engineer

Job Number:  60632
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Structures Tennessee, LLC.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Stanton, TENNESSEE, US, 38069

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Job Number: 60632
Group: Cosma
Division: Magna Structures Tennessee
Job Type: Packaging Engineer
Location: Stanton, Tennessee


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

This position is for a new greenfield facility that will be located in the Stanton, Tennessee area.  Under the direction of the engineering manager, the packing engineer is responsible to ensure that the Customer, People, and Investor goals are balanced and met.

Key Responsibilities

Support MST commercial team Sales in quoting potential new business.
Work with the MST Program Manager to establish and achieve timelines for packaging delivery based on pre-series build phases and start of production (SOP).
Coordinate with the MST Program Team to review all finished good rack designs relative to the design of the production location and provide feedback to the customer during development of packaging.
Review customer loop days for all finished goods considering MST requirements for storage and internal production/logistics processes. Provide feedback to the customer and escalate any areas of concern to the MST Program Team.
Analyze MST processes and product specifications to determine the packaging type (materials and size) based on physical characteristics, special handling needs, safety and ergonomics requirements, and quality standards.
Coordinate with MST Sales, Purchasing, and Accounting Departments to identify and work within budgets available for each program or packaging-related project and request capital approval for purchases as needed.
Develop or direct development of concepts, specifications, samples, and written analyses of proposed packaging in order to present design for approval.
Coordinate with the MST Program Team to determine part orientation and load direction considering production location and point of use.
Coordinate with MST Purchasing, Sales, Engineering, Logistics, Production, Tooling/Maintenance, and Quality Departments to determine feasibility of implementing proposed packaging or packaging-related project and identify opportunities for improvement and cost reduction.
Evaluate the quantity of packaging needed for each part to support series and service peak volumes based on the program requirements and MST operating strategy. 
Coordinate with MST Sales, Assembly Tooling, and Logistics Departments to: 
Confirm the peak daily volume and take rates needed for calculations.
Confirm batch size and safety stock level needed for calculations.
Negotiate the size of the fleet based on space availability to store the fleet.
Prepare and send out RFQs for design and prototype of each dedicated rack required.
Work with MST Purchasing to select suppliers, issue requisitions, and purchase orders for production of the packaging fleet. 
Conduct custom packaging buy-offs with all invested parties for each prototype and engineering/improvement loop.
Track delivery of packaging and ensure that proper quantities are delivered according to the agreed delivery timeline.
Verify proper function of custom racks at the point of use and ensure they match the master rack based on tolerance requirements upon arrival and availability of parts in order to hold rack suppliers accountable for any defects within the warranty period.
Receive invoices based on Proof of Delivery (POD) as racks are received. 
Coordinate repair of defects (if within the warranty period) with rack suppliers and MST Production (temporary reduction of fleet) and Logistics (scheduling, inbound/outbound) Departments.


Additional Information

Develop unit load instructions (ULI) with pictures for all parts and update them at each revision (including the original or revision level 0) to reflect any and all changes. For service parts, the ULIs may be provided by a supplier who manages the packaging and shipment of service parts.
Upload the final, controlled document to SharePoint.
Communicate packaging requirements to MST Accounting for update in CMS. 
Optimize packaging and pack quantities for all parts. This should be done when new packaging arrives and parts are available, during development of the ULI, and in reaction to recommendations from other departments or observed opportunities for improvement.
Work with and support other MST departments, suppliers, and customers to resolve issues related to the function and supply of packaging.
Work with expendable packaging suppliers to develop concepts for special shipments.
Review, provide feedback, and sign-off on expendable packaging for service parts.
Come up with new and cost-effective ideas for packaging design, development, and management within the company (out of the box thinking).
Perform Layered Process Audits in production as required.


  • Establishes processes, standards, and templates for the Packaging Engineering Team.
  • Must ensure safe and cost effective packaging selection for optimal handling and storage of all parts.
  • Integrates and communicates professionally with key points of contact within customer and supplier teams and all departments at MST to get buy-in/sign-off on packaging concepts and packaging-related projects.
  • Research industry practices and recommends new and innovative logistic and/or packaging procedures/methods, depending on the manufacturing processes, product offerings, and business needs.
  • Escalates critical situations in a timely manner to the Engineering Manager
  • Accountable to immediately address unsafe conditions and non-compliance issues.


Key Qualifications/Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Packaging, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering or 5-10 years of related experience required



  • Ability to respectfully communicate with people at all levels of the Magna organization and those of our customers and suppliers.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, data reports, financial documents, and customer technical reports.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedures, and process guidelines. 
  • Ability to create technical documents to convey issues, status, and corrective action.
  • Ability to effectively communicate requirements and expectations in RFQs to packaging design and packaging fabrication suppliers.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Magna associates, groups of managers, clients, customer, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, perform root-cause analysis, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and identify resolutions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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