Ryder System Packaging Engineer I in NOVI, Michigan

Position Description

The Packaging Engineer I will perform a variety of tasks.

This position allows for the opportunity to drive operational improvements and change through strong communication skills and analytical problem-solving. Individuals who are highly self-motivated and have strong attention to detail will excel in this opportunity.


  • Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering or equivalent degree

  • Minimum of three (3) months of packaging engineering experience

  • Experience with working in a team environment

  • 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"

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


  • Identify key suppliers to utilize returnable containers to maximize safety, storage, protection and shipping

  • Right size required product and research alternative container methods;Maximize material handling efficiency

  • Develop cost reductions as a result of packaging that is flexible to accommodate multiple products

  • Create cost justification presentations to review with customer

  • Develop packaging guidelines in conjunction with industry standards, best practices and customer requirements

  • Maintain returnable container master by supplier

  • Train and educate customers (internal and external) on program

  • Assist with implementing reusable containers

  • Analyze engineering drawings and product specifications to determine part characteristics to ensure proper development of protective packaging taking safety and special handling into consideration

  • Develop sketches specifications, samples and written analyses of proposed packaging in order to present design for approval

  • Consult with purchasing and manufacturing departments to determine costs and feasibility of proposed packaging

  • Ensure packaging can be utilized throughout all processes of the operation

  • Provide guidance to purchasing on the supplier cost of the container verse corrugated, wood, etc.


  • 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 2018-61898

Category Engineering

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 8458