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Packaging Engineer

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0031527
Date Posted: Sep 8, 2023
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Packaging Engineer develops, sets, and maintains packaging standards for all components, kits, and products in alignment with Hitachi Global Air Power / Sullair safety, quality, and cost savings goals.  This individual will use their skills and experience to design and implement new packaging ideas for new as well as existing products.  The position will also be responsible for maintaining safe, protective, and cost-effective packaging standards for all component parts.  The role requires a cadence of communication with supply chain, operations, quality, customer service, and sales to identify opportunities for packaging improvements. 

The Packaging Engineer position is located at Hitachi Global Air Power in Michigan City, Indiana.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensures safety aspects of the equipment meets specifications and requirements to assure employees’ safe working conditions;
  • Effective collaboration with teams is essential to meet our Company’s goals/objectives;
  • Demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills through the use of continuous improvement techniques;
  • Participates in risk assessments and cost improvement initiatives;
  • Conduct capacity studies, enhance system reliability, and identify/implement productivity improvements including new technologies;
  • Develop and improve procedures and instructions to minimize packing line setup and changeover time/cost;
  • Travels as needed to domestic and international vendor sites and company locations;
  • Provide key technical support in capital projects and new product and packaging material testing/start-ups;
  • Show thorough understanding of the interactions between machine, materials, methods, environment, and people to provide robust operating systems;
  • Minimize packaging material scrap, product scrap and product giveaway;
  • Works in compliance with GMP work practices, ISO13485, and ISTA Standards;
  • Participates as the team member responsible for packaging on New Product Development projects and Packaging Development projects;
  • Develop/maintain material balances and unit operation capability information to ensure optimal production rates, parameters, and formula;
  • Participate in projects that involve cross-functional teams as the owner of all packaging related deliverables;
  • Work with Packaging operations and suppliers to troubleshoot packaging issues, maintain packaging quality, and optimize packing line efficiencies.



  • BA/BS Degree in Industrial, Materials or Packaging Engineering; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Professional experience:

  • 2-5+ years of relevant experience relating to packaging/manufacturing engineering of industrial products and their components.
  • Strong communication skills to relate to sales, customer service, quality, operations, and supply chain.
  • Effective use of problem solving and critical thinking to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to multi-task, plan, organize, and execute various projects at a high level in a customer driven fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrates strong abilities in Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Proficient in MS Office and basic computer skills.
  • Proficient with CAD Pro-E Software.
  • Experience with SAP / HANA ERP system is a plus.

Key behaviors:

  • Organized
  • Customer Focused
  • Critical Thinking
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Driven
  • Team Oriented

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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