Process Engineering Intern
Placon is a leading designer and manufacturer of plastic packaging, producing quality thermoformed and injection molded packaging in the food, retail and medical markets. Through Placon’s recycling facility, EcoStar, we have managed to keep more than 23 million pounds of materials out of landfills each year, since 2011, totaling over 200 million pounds.
Working side-by-side with our customers, our mission is to fuel the heart and mind of the engineer in each of us by delivering packaging breakthroughs that inspire better engagement between people and products. Every day we solve problems, embrace challenges and celebrate successes. We work together to transform valuable renewable resources back into new plastic packaging while continuing to push the boundaries of sustainability and environmentally-responsible packaging.
We’re looking for a motivated engineering intern to support our Process Engineering team in a role intended for self-development while also making a significant impact on Placon’s bottom line and interfacing with multiple departments. Employees in this role will be expected to learn, create, innovate, and collaborate. Reporting to the Material Development & Process Engineering Manager, this employee will work towards goals and present his/her results.
Our Process Engineering team serves four primary functions: 1) development of new products, 2) production support and troubleshooting, 3) continuous improvement, and 4) support of capital expenditure projects. Placon’s Process Engineers are strong troubleshooters with the ability to observe, document, analyze, and to continuously improve our operations. They also work with our operations teams to reduce variability and improve production efficiencies.
This position’s primary focus is typically a project focused on continuous improvement and supplemented by supporting other departmental tasks in our recycling, extrusion or thermoforming operations. Some examples include:
Develop process flows and work instructions
Create/Update 2D drawings/3D models
Eligible to work in the United States on a permanent basis without sponsorship
Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical, Materials, or Chemical Engineering or a similar degree
Completed 4 semesters of undergraduate course work
This position is located in Madison, WI. Placon also has manufacturing operations in Elkhart, IN; West Springfield, MA; and Plymouth, MN.
Timeframe: Summer 2020
Job Type: Internship
Salary: $0.00 /year