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R&D Engineering Intern

Company StatementGraham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.

Overview

Our Interns perform meaningful work alongside talented people who will treat you like a professional. You will receive a competitive wage, mentoring from experts, and experience in a thriving multinational business that prepares you for real world success.

What you can expect:

In the R&D Engineering intern position, you will contribute to specific R&D projects to develop new technologies as well as perform research in the science of plastic blow molding for the purpose of improving blow molding products and processes. Your tasks may include designing and conducting small trials, building simple test apparatus, collecting and analyzing data, and performing product performance and attribute testing. The position will allow for working closely with experienced R&D engineers and directly engaging in live projects with the potential to independently manage small portions of projects. Interns will be involved in engineering support activities that will expose them to many areas for learning including plastic materials, machine design, plastic molding processes, instrumentation, test methods, general manufacturing, and statistical analysis.

Responsibilities

Goal of Program:

Gain the basic understanding of plastic blow molding processes, manufacturing equipment, and products

Develop skills to solve problems in a goal-orientated manner as opposed to completing only specific tasks

Improve ability to interact cross functionally with teams and leadership

Example Projects:

Design and conduct an experiment to determine the effects of hydraulic oil temperature on the performance of a blow molding process controlling hydraulic actuator

Test sensors, data acquisition modules, and other measurement equipment to determine their accuracy, precision, and limitations for the purpose of developing an instrumentation tool kit to be used in manufacturing issue problem solving

Qualifications

What Graham is looking for:

Senior, Junior, or advanced Sophomore

Major in Engineering

Basic knowledge of physics, materials, measurement, and fundamental engineering principles

Capable of working individually with little supervision and ability to collaborate with a team

Seeking highly energetic, creative, and motivated individuals

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Willingness to travel

Skills in Excel and CAD; skills in solid modeling, FEA, and Minitab a plus

EEO DisclaimerGraham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
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Posted
59 days ago

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