As a fully integrated member of the team, packaging design interns at Pratt Industries have the opportunity to work closely with all members of our operations including the General Manager, Sales Manager, Customer Service Manager and Design Manager. Interns will lead projects and participate in activities to learn design, production, sales, and quality within the manufacturing environment.
Spec generation and output for a variety of traditional packaging designs, to support local packaging sales opportunities.
Prototype development with a variety of design center equipment such as; ArtiosCAD, digital printing equipment, and ISTA testing equipment.
Generate product graphic content and provide files to sales team and vendors as required for production.
Orchestrate any required testing to assure viability of packaging design.
Spend time on the manufacturing floor, learning how to run machines, learn production scheduling, and understand the flow of material through the facility.
Learn VMI process for specific customers
Qualifications/Knowledge & Experience
Must be able to handle multiple projects and effectively prioritize workload.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and willingness to learn.
Work within, and contribute to, a team environment.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Be enrolled in college education or heavy college coursework in the field of drafting, packaging science, design, and engineering.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Pratt is America's 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world's largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, with more than 10,000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability.