Packaging Engineer, NA Distribution Centers

Job Description

Eaton Corporation is currently seeking a Packaging Engineer to join our team. This position will support our North American distribution centers, including: Charlotte, NC, Fort Worth, TX, Fontana, CA, Roanoke, VA, Duncan, SC, and Lincoln, IL.  The candidate for this role can be located near one of the distribution centers or be eligible to work remote and travel to the various facilities.

Position Overview:

Our supply chain management team creates bottom-line impact by driving cost management and operational benefits. Within our supply chain, the Packaging Engineer for Americas and North American Distribution Centers will support the development and deployment of world class packaging solutions.

In this role, you will drive towards optimal conditions (cost, environmental, quality, delivery, innovation, VAVE) for packaging design, innovation and efficiency by identifying areas with poor packaging design, low trailer cube utilization, returnable packaging solution, distribution center processes and packaging material standardization and inbound/outbound product damage elimination. 

You will also interface with customers to assure customer satisfaction in the Total Distribution Cycle and actively seek out returnable packaging opportunities in the distribution center via inbound and outbound shipments both from Eaton facilities and customers.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Support the development of distribution and plant packaging standards assuring all packaging passes ISTA requirements.

  • Drive continuous improvement & cost-out through VAVE and total cost-out activity focused on package redesign, returnable containers, cube utilization and damage reduction.

  • Identify and deploy best practices from peer companies and other Eaton regional distribution centers.

  • Build on a culture of safety by eliminating risks related to packaging injuries.

  • Collect feedback and take corrective action as needed from quality and product line managers regarding packaging performance.

  • Advise procurement and logistics professionals on packaging technical support.

  • Collaborate across Distribution Centers on best practices and deploy system-wide.

  • Collaborate across Distribution Centers and standardized packaging materials.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in Packaging Engineer, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, and/or Operations

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Candidates must be located within 50-miles of a major regional airport to be considered for the role.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Business Administration or Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Professional Supply Chain related certification (e.g. CPM, CPIM)

  • Professional Packaging Engineer Certification (e.g. CPP)

  • 8 years' professional experience in packaging engineering

  • 4-6 years’ distribution operations experience in a global business environment

  • 4-6 years’ packaging engineering experience across multiple manufacturing product lines

Position Criteria:
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus

  • Ability to effectively present results and recommendations to senior-level executive team.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.



We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time