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  • Job reference: RMS0190694

Packaging Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/03/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (26/04/18)
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The Role:
Department & Role: Advanced Global Packaging Engineering is an integral part of the UK/EU Freight and Packaging Team, delivering all of the Packaging Strategy and Containerisation for all new models across all sites up to VP Build.

Key Responsibilities:
- support the planning, development and implementation of all pallet developments for all new models across all sites, liaising with pallet manufacturers to ensure robust deliveries
- co-ordinate the concept buy-off for new containers and liaise with the related MP&L, Manufacturing, Purchasing, H&S and Quality areas as appropriate
- sort the input of data into Packaging Databases, producing metrics as required and maintain own suppliers information
- maintain the Packaging Manufacturing Standards Document
- sort management activities through development and monitoring of timing plans
- support the Packaging Capital Budget for New Model
- help to develop standards documents/procedures within the department
- drive the Packaging Strategy forward through Benchmarking and Research
- assist in the development of packaging suppliers to bring them in line with company standards

Skills Required:
1) Be able to work independently, manage priorities, identify issues and solutions using own initiative, coupled with a desire to make a difference and tenacity to achieve results
2) Communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally
3) Hold a full UK driving license

Experience Required:
- have experience of transit shipping methodology
- understand the supply chain for packaging and demonstrate knowledge of departments customers (both internally and externally)

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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