Intern, Packaging Engineering (3 or 6-month co-op)
Your Opportunity as a Packaging Intern
As an intern within our Packaging department, you will leverage the state-of-the-art packaging lab to enable data-based decision making through the use of a variety of test methods. You will contribute to packaging sustainability goals by implementing source reduction/cost reduction on a variety of materials. Collaborate with internal business partners such as Marketing, Procurement, Operations and Creative to enable meaningful packaging improvements visible on store shelves and in the pantry of Consumers.
You will also have the opportunity to improve your technical expertise by completing projects with one of our many manufacturing plants.
Location: Orrville, Corporate Offices
Work Arrangements: Hybrid, 60% in office expectations
Work Schedule: We are looking for students who are available for 6-months (from May – December), but are open to students who are available for a 3-month summer internship (May – August). Please indicate your availability on the application.
In this role you will:
Collaborate with external supply base to bring your ideas to life by identifying structure improvements while evaluating the impact on sustainability, production line efficiency and material cost.
Support ongoing material evaluation activities, including data collection and statistical analysis for a variety of packaging types (e.g. rigid containers, closures, flexible films, cartons and corrugated).
Complete a variety of packaging test methods and subsequent documentation such as Vibration, Drop, Side Impact, Compression, Tensile and Burst Tests.
Maintain technical documentation, including How2Recycle database, pallet patterns, technical drawings and assembly instructions.
Support production line assessments of alternative packaging solutions
Examples of Projects:
Size and test primary and secondary packaging components for new products
Evaluate sustainable packaging material options
Paperboard tray redesign (optimization)
Label substrate change
Portion control sealing optimization
Warehouse Pallet Stacking Optimization
What we are looking for:
A Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing in school with requisite educational experience in Packaging Engineering
A GPA of 3.0 or higher
A well-rounded skill set including strong time-management, communication, and teamwork skills
Why the J.M. Smucker Company’s Internship Program is Right for You
Looking for a world-class internship program at a Fortune 500 company? At Smucker, we’re committed to offering you that world-class experience and the opportunity to:
Learn: Realize your potential in a collaborative, supportive environment where you’re part of the Smucker Family and challenged to be your best.
Grow: Receive hands-on training from a dedicated mentor and connect with peers and leaders across our Company.
Lead: Contribute to high-profile projects that support our strategic priorities along with opportunities to get involved in many ways including our continued progress on the journey to become the organization we expect to be on inclusion, diversity and equity. We firmly believe that an inclusive environment and diverse organization strengthens our Company and enables every employee to reach their full potential.
Beyond the purposeful work you'll be doing each day, we offer a wide variety of perks to help make your experience a memorable one. Examples include:
Unique opportunities to network and engage with company leadership
Participate in tailored professional development sessions
Take part in networking events and outings with fellow interns
A fully equipped fitness center with a basketball court, indoor walking track and rec league sports
The Orchard, our gourmet cafeteria serving breakfast and lunch, with specials derived from seasonal and local ingredients
A competitive compensation package and paid corporate holidays
Employee discount at our Company Store
Housing stipend for those relocating for their internship
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