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Ryder System Packaging Engineer in Elyria, Ohio

Position Description

Due to exciting business growth, we are looking for a Packaging Engineer in Elyria, Ohio.

The Packaging Engineer II will work closely with the Ryder Transportation Management team and the customer to modify packaging and trailer/container utilization resulting in lower transportation costs.


  • Maintain KPIs, metrics and the project tracking log upon customer approval

  • Support packaging compliance by managing the specification of the approval process: identify package specifications that do not meet packaging guidelines, communicate with project stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and approval of the packaging specification and follow up on activities to ensure packaging implementation and compliance


  • 2+ years experience

  • Packaging degree or equivalent experience (i.e.: automotive packaging or industrial engineering packaging experience)

  • Attention to detail mindset

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Advanced skills with Excel and Access

  • Cost savings experience

  • Strong time management skills

  • Ability to solve problems and think outside of the box

  • Position may include travel to suppliers and customers manufacturing plants


  • Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering or equivalent degree

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience

  • Able to read and understand the regulations of the customer, AIAG and OSHA standards

  • Mathematics, oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, and the ability to "sell the vision"

  • Lean Six Sigma or project management experience is desirable

  • Knowledge of: CAD, MS Access, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio and Tablu


  • Identify the material that should be used, cost effectiveness, and protection of the packaging, keeping in mind how the packaging can effect costs/safety

  • Identify the leanest way to use packaging for storing, shipping, handling

  • Standardize packaging throughout the entire network by using the same type of packaging, regardless of the product inside, to allow maximization of space for shipping and storing

  • Communicate with customer, vendor, product supplier, packaging provider and internal (route engineers, LOP, Plant contacts(project stakeholders), multi-tracking and status tracking

  • Identify and analyze costs (costs justification – business case) and present the idea to the customer (selling the vision) for their buy-in

  • Follow-up and validate that the projectis going as expected, and confirm that cost savingsareoccurring as designed

  • Work directly with customer to add, remove, orclarify that specific guidelinesare withinindustry standard

  • Perform a cost analysis and present the findings to the customer, get approval, and communicate with stake holders, perform trials and validations

  • Validation of change

  • Supervise and mentor direct reports


  • Performs other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2019-71386

Category Engineering

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 30-40%

Position Code 8457