Logistics / Packaging Methods Engineer

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Date: 05-Jun-2021

Location: Dandenong, VIC, Australia

Company: Alstom

Req ID:128961 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

If you’re ambitious, driven, team-spirited and have experience in packaging design, lean manufacturing or implementation of Just-in-time delivery, this is your opportunity to build a career as Logistics/Packaging Methods Engineer in Dandenong, VIC.


Purpose of the Role:


The Logistics/Packaging Methods Engineer will be responsible of planning the Supply Chain for new and optimise ongoing projects, implementation of Just-in-time delivery for required parts, review of part packaging and development of appropriate delivery racks / containers / crates / Stillages to enable safe and efficient transport, storage, ergonomic handling and optimisation of inventory, defining logistics requirements and supporting total cost sourcing by providing logistics requirements and related cost.


Previous experience in rolling-stock, automotive industry is highly regarded but not essential.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collect required information from ERP system, warehouse, purchasing and planning teams and prepare and issue JIT delivery trackers to the suppliers
  • Review the part packaging and liaise with the suppliers and internal functions to defining and implementing actions for improvement/optimisation where required
  • Planning appropriate logistic tools and equipment and assuring they fulfil all requirements and are available on time for the project
  • Improving the terms of contract logistics and negotiating with suppliers, in collaboration with Procurement
  • Identifying potential for improvement in the whole value chain
  • Design and implementation of packaging crates, trolleys and stillages
  • Implementation of best practices used across the industry
  • Undertake audits to ensure compliance to specifications
  • Ensure that packaging products meet set requirements and specifications


Key Requirements

  • Technical or business degree, ideally completed successfully with a focus on packaging design, logistics or lean manufacturing.
  • A postgraduate packaging technology qualification is highly regarded
  • At least 3 years of experience in a supply chain or logistics role, preferably in a technical environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of production processes and Lean Production,
  • Excellent communication skills to deal with a variety of people
  • Good team player who pays attention to detail
  • Excellent MS Office skills and fluency in English are essential

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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