Container Engineer

02 Apr 2024

Description:The Container Engineer will lead the planning and execution of packaging plans for future vehicle programs. Related activities include the on-time delivery of the right container at the lowest cost for current and Future Launch Programs (Vehicle /Powertrain). Work involves a great deal of integration and initiative with Manufacturing, Purchasing, Logistics, vehicle assembly plants, Suppliers and Program Teams. Engineer will be working with larger components know as "Big Uglies". These would be larger body/chassis/interior products and assemblies.Engineer will focus on rack design, development and testing for product to get from supplier to assembly center.Key Job Responsibilities:

Represent the containers planning team as the single point of contact with the program teams

Represent Global Containers in various external venues including the Program Execution Team (PET), Manufacturing Integration Team (MIT), Material Launch Readiness Team (MLRT) meetings.

Manage container planning activities to GVDP requirements including coordinating and managing integrated container fabricators in the design, development, production and deployment of specialized containers

Manage overall container program life-cycle definition, finances, timing and readiness.

Conduct container concept and sample buyoff workshops.

Identify / Implement cost reduction opportunities.

Total Enterprise Cost business cases relative to container investment, logistics CPU impact and material piece price

Container Program Financial AR (Capital / Expense) estimating, forecasting, spending and approval responsibility.

Pre-Launch management activities including PFEP (plan for every part) ownership, supply chain container system sizing and supporting supplier readiness.

Manage post-Launch container activities (quality, EWO’s, annuals. MCE’s).

Respond to critical capacity studies, resolve container related capacity issues / resolution.

Support advance container planning (AVDC) group with effective Post-VPI data transfer activities including responses to Manufacturing Planning Studies (MPS) and Change Requests (CR).

Analyze, interpret, evaluate, plan and make recommendations on programs and policies relative to total enterprise cost analysis.

Make presentations to all levels of management, organizations and disciplines.

Skills:Packaging, Program management, engineering, Manufacturing process, Automotive manufacturing, Logistics, Packaging engineering, Packaging design, containerization, Automotive industryIndustrial Engineers have traditionally fit well in this group. The reason is that as an IE, you have exposure to packaging and supply chain activities in your schooling and work activities. Also, there is influence on the plant on lineside staging as well as how an operator or robot is gong to access a part.Automotive Launch experience Cost and financial experience (staying on a budget)About Actalent Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.Diversity, Equity & Inclusion At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

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  • ID: #51387017
  • State: Michigan Warren 48088 Warren USA
  • City: Warren
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-04-02
  • Deadline: 2024-06-02
  • Category: Et cetera