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Packaging Engineer

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 14, 2024

Job Description:

Who We Are


We are a team that delivers protective product packaging that is sustainable, cost effective, and positively impacts the customer experience. We develop solutions that help millions of people connect and collaborate from all over the world


What You'll Do


As an Engineer in the Global Packaging Engineering team, you will be working in a dynamic environment to deliver protective packaging that is balanced, efficient, and positively impacts the customer experience.


Who You'll Work With


You will work with the Global Packaging Engineering team within our Supply Chain Operations organization (Gartner #1 Supply Chain). The team is principally located in San Jose, CA, supporting the protective package development of all Cisco Business Units.

The focus of the position is on maximizing internal and external partnerships to achieve an outstanding customer experience and business results. The position requires an understanding of product design and dynamics, business leadership skills, packaging testing and an ability to build innovative packaging solutions. You will collaborate with multiple business areas in both Supply Chain and Engineering.


Who You Are


You are committed to excellence and have a passion for making a difference. You have strong communication skills, have the ability to work with leaders at all levels, and are very detailed-oriented. You can influence others for a win-win outcome and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Your responsibilities include:

  • Work with internal and external partners to develop packaging solutions which push the "status quo" for new and innovative ideas while balancing material cost, logistics and environmental impact.
  • Engage with NPI teams to influence product design and aim to minimize overall cost of product/package system.
  • Work with multi-functional teams to root cause quality and shipping damage issues.
  • Drive cost and waste out of existing packaging designs.
  • Understand logistics cost drivers and provide packaging solutions
  • Document and communicate impact of design improvement.
  • Understanding of BOMs and product lifecycle management
  • Excellent communication with a strong success record with influencing senior leadership
  • Partnership and dedication to making the team and organization successful

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other similar engineering field
    • Minimum of 7+ years of working experience in a packaging engineering role or packaging design for electronics
    • Experience with strong background with leading multiple projects concurrently
    • Experience and competence in digital literacy including Office (Mail, Excel, Word, and Power Point) and 3D CAD

      Preferred Requirements

      • SolidWorks preferred.
        Why Cisco?

        #WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters - with people like you!

        Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We're the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it's not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We're helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We're helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise.

        We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other's backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

        We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we're committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

        So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco


        Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

        When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

        U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

        Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

        .75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

        1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

        1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

        For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

Keywords: Cisco, San Jose , Packaging Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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