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Senior Packaging Engineer

Job Description

General Description of Duties:

Provide and direct packaging consulting service for ABF Freight customers. Design specifications, performance testing, distribution of packing/material, and handling solutions for product damages experienced in route. Enhance shipper/carrier relationship through specialized customer service, and provide internal operational support by making the freight we haul more compatible with our system requirements.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:
* Monitor and identify high claims cost accounts, and determine means of minimizing damage, maximizing handling efficiency and remaining sensitive to cost implications
* Direct, advise, and instruct terminal personnel and shippers on the best methods of packaging and material handling
* Research, prepare and provide pertinent account profile data in relation to damage claims history and trends
* Assist Claim Prevention Managers in cost containment by working with individual accounts to reduce overall claims cost
* Travel to terminals and customers' manufacturing locations to assist in packaging/material handling development
* Discuss damage problems with personnel and customers and develop needed corrective action plan for problem resolution
* Make needed recommendations with CAD/CAM diagrams, charts, or written documentation and continue to monitor progress of the account and implemented changes
* Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment
* Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals
* Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering, required
* Experience in manufacturing, warehousing, and transport processes, preferred
* Knowledge of material sciences and design and costing capability
* Knowledge of Bill of Lading Contract, NMFC, CFR 49, UN Packaging standards
* Ability to derive suggestions and recommendations that will allow for successful integration of specific commodities into our system
* Interpersonal and motivational skills
* Available to travel, as needed
* Must be detail oriented and enjoy a fast paced, multi-tasking, customer service minded environment
* Must have excellent verbal and written communications and organizational skills
* Must display sense of urgency, ability to work under pressure, with attention to detail

Questions about this position? Email us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]!

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or call us at (479) 785-8717. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability.

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Job Snapshot

Location US-MI-Detroit
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering
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Company Overview

ABF Freight

ABF Freight operates the core less-than-truckload network for North American shippers of all sizes who value quality and the exceptional experience we provide every day. Our customers know we’ll find a way to deliver superior regional and long haul LTL solutions and easy access to additional logistics services offered by our sister companies through a single point of contact. Learn More

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US-MI-Detroit
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ABF Freight
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US-MI-Detroit
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Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Engineering
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Job Description

General Description of Duties:

Provide and direct packaging consulting service for ABF Freight customers. Design specifications, performance testing, distribution of packing/material, and handling solutions for product damages experienced in route. Enhance shipper/carrier relationship through specialized customer service, and provide internal operational support by making the freight we haul more compatible with our system requirements.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:
* Monitor and identify high claims cost accounts, and determine means of minimizing damage, maximizing handling efficiency and remaining sensitive to cost implications
* Direct, advise, and instruct terminal personnel and shippers on the best methods of packaging and material handling
* Research, prepare and provide pertinent account profile data in relation to damage claims history and trends
* Assist Claim Prevention Managers in cost containment by working with individual accounts to reduce overall claims cost
* Travel to terminals and customers' manufacturing locations to assist in packaging/material handling development
* Discuss damage problems with personnel and customers and develop needed corrective action plan for problem resolution
* Make needed recommendations with CAD/CAM diagrams, charts, or written documentation and continue to monitor progress of the account and implemented changes
* Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment
* Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals
* Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering, required
* Experience in manufacturing, warehousing, and transport processes, preferred
* Knowledge of material sciences and design and costing capability
* Knowledge of Bill of Lading Contract, NMFC, CFR 49, UN Packaging standards
* Ability to derive suggestions and recommendations that will allow for successful integration of specific commodities into our system
* Interpersonal and motivational skills
* Available to travel, as needed
* Must be detail oriented and enjoy a fast paced, multi-tasking, customer service minded environment
* Must have excellent verbal and written communications and organizational skills
* Must display sense of urgency, ability to work under pressure, with attention to detail

Questions about this position? Email us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]!

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or call us at (479) 785-8717. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability.

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