Packaging Engineer

Arrival

  • Full Time

At Arrival, our team is creating best-in-class electric vehicles using a radical new method of design and production. We work with some of the world’s leading businesses and governments to achieve our goal of redefining mobility and transport ecosystems, transforming how people and goods travel and enhancing urban environments for all communities.

Innovation, rapid development and testing help us to push the boundaries. Our New Method takes our portfolio of patented technologies created in-house, and combines it with assembly in Arrival Microfactories. It’s a groundbreaking approach, leading to products with maximum functionality, peak efficiency, and an elevated experience – at a much more competitive price than other electric vehicles, and even fossil fuel vehicles.

Arrival’s expansion plans are rapid, and the ambitions are huge. As a result, the packaging engineering role is critical to ensuring parts arrive to the plant with perfect quality, presented to integrate seamlessly with our process all while optimising logistics cost for our vast supply chain.

The role will involve creative and forward thinking to set standards and develop packaging to suit the future growth of the company as well as overcoming the challenges faced with oversized parts and Microfactories. An ability to create strong relationships with part suppliers, packaging manufacturers, and the in-plant customers will be required in order to adapt to the Microfactory strategy. Excellent project management skills are paramount to success in the role as timelines are aggressive with significant deliverables required for each build phase. 

 

What you’ll be doing

 

  • Lead end-to-end engineered packaging projects for Arrival Vehicle projects. 
  • Analyse engineering drawings and specifications to determine physical requirements, quality, safety and material needs. 
  • Interfacing with Design Engineering, Industrialization, Suppliers (parts and packaging) and Operations to gather and develop packaging requirements.
  • Partner with Operations, Industrialization and Supply Chain to drive projects to the most efficient delivery of parts without sacrificing part quality or manufacturability.
  • Provide design direction, conceptualisation and development plans for a mix of standard and bespoke packaging (steel racks, EPP, Polybox) considering protective requirements for both domestic and international supply chains. 
  • Support Arrival in developing world-class packaging standards and continue to improve them. 
  • Monitor project KPIs and work to ensure robust delivery timelines to support packaging availability for pre-build and production builds. 
  • Drive expendable to returnable packaging projects and participate in sustainability initiatives. 
  • Assist in vendor selection and vendor management (incl. packaging lease partner). 
  • Working to assigned project budget.
  • Strong focus on risk and change management. 
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    What you’ll need

     

  • Automotive Packaging experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Packaging or equivalent work experience with evidence of exceptional ability. 
  • Working knowledge of CAD (Catia, NX, TeamCenter) – modelling experience and basic manipulations.
  • Working knowledge of technical drawings.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes including machining, welding, injection moulding etc.
  • Strong knowledge of a large variety of materials but not limited to Steel, Plastic, Thermoform, EPP and Textile.
  • Experience with designing to standards such as ASTM, VDA etc.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities at once without sacrificing quality of results. 
  • Proficient in risk management and communication.
  • Team player with strong process and continuous improvement mindset.
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    We’d love it of your have

     

  • A hunger to learn.
  • A huge desire to achieve.
  • The ability to work in a fast moving meritocracy where every employee looks to constantly improve themselves and their company.
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    A career with Arrival will expose you to the bare bones of a highly ambitious and entrepreneurial technology company, so if you’re interested in creating the future, not just talking about it, we’d love to hear from you.
    At Arrival we want all of our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. Join our mission to bring better, more sustainable transportation to communities around the world.