Production Control - Logistics Control - Packaging Engineer Specialist

Date:  May 15, 2024

Ellabell, GA, US

Requisition ID:  729


HMGMA is the abbreviation of Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. It is Hyundai Motor Group's first dedicated EV mass-production plant and is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology applied.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Production Control Packaging Specialist/Associate plays a vital role in optimizing the packaging process to improve efficiency and product protection within the industrial production processes, including inventory control, logistics, meta-analysis, and production coordination in the manufacturing facility. They are responsible for designing, testing, developing, evaluating, and implementing packaging solutions within the manufacturing process. They possess strong technical and problem-solving skills, creativity in packaging design, knowledge and understanding of various packaging materials and methods, a keen eye for detail, a commitment to environmental sustainability, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.


  • Design, review, and approve packaging for supplier material delivery.
  • Design, review, and approve rack/dolly for material lineside transportation and storage.
  • Maintains dolly inventory condition while scheduling cycle and repairs of dolly inventory.
  • Maintains mobile equipment inventory condition while scheduling and coordinating repairs and preventive maintenance (PM).
  • Choosing the most suitable packaging materials based on product specifications, product fragility, weight, cost considerations, and environmental impact.
  • Evaluating packaging costs and finding cost-effective solutions without compromising product protection and meeting quality and safety requirements.
  • Implementing quality control measures to ensure that packaging materials and methods meet industry standards and product specifications.
  • Collaborating with packaging material suppliers, negotiating contracts, and maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Developing sustainable packaging strategies and practices to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact.
  • Managing inventory of packaging materials to ensure a consistent supply for production needs.
  • Continuously improving packaging processes to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and streamline operations.
  • Working cross-functionally with production teams, EHS, Quality, and logistics personnel to coordinate packaging efforts in the manufacturing process and resolve packaging-related issues.
  • Maintaining portfolio, detailed records, and documentation related to packaging materials, costs, design specifications, and quality control.


Qualifications & Preferences


  • Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering, material science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a related field.
  • Exploring and staying updated on packaging regulations and standards relevant to the automotive industry and ensuring compliance.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Diverse knowledge of various packing materials, applications, and design.
  • Experience in CAD software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, etc.


  • Advanced degree in a related field preferred.
  • Years of experience in fast paced, high volume automotive industry strongly preferred.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing or continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office expertise.
  • Experience with SAP ERP.


Working Hours (Shift) Requirement

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed on multiple phases.
    Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs. 
    Any changes will be communicated to employees and according accommodation will be considered.


Travel Requirement

  • Domestic / International travel required.


Compensation & Benefit

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits.
  • HMGMA benefits includes competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, 15 paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan.


HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: Savannah