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Jul 10 / Sondra Auerbach

Internship Opp for Fall: Plastipak Packaging Inc. – IE, ME or EE

pastickWe offer an exciting opportunity for talented, creative, self-motivated individuals with a passion for Engineering and making a significant contribution by starting off in an Internship in our stable, yet growing company. Our intern students are considered a key part of our team and top performers are the first to be considered for full-time openings after graduation.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with our sites that make up the largest privately-held rigid plastic manufacturer in North America. You are expected to assist our sites in becoming more operationally efficient by troubleshooting a variety of complex technical issues. You will get the chance to lead projects that require in-depth programming expertise and gain significant knowledge in power distribution, among a variety of other engineering projects. Having strong communication and the ability to be “hands-on” in a fast-paced company that provides exposure to both the corporate office and manufacturing floor environments are the foundation for success in this role.

 Mechanical Engineering Majors will learn:

  • Project Management (Including development and tracking of project budgets and timelines)
  • Experience with Injection Molding Machinery, Blow Molding Machinery, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics
  • Design of Downstream equipment and systems
  • Design of Compressed Air Systems at 600 psi, 150 psi, 100 psi
  • Design of Cooling systems including Tower Water Systems, Chilled Water Systems, and HVAC
  • Design of Material Handling systems for transport of Resin and other materials
  • Understanding of how to install, troubleshoot, and debug Production Equipment

Electrical Engineering Majors will learn:

  • PLC and Low Voltage Power Distribution
  • Programming with RSLogix 5, 500 and/or 5000
  • Project Management (Including development and tracking of project budgets and timelines)
  • Understanding of NEC
  • Experience with Injection Molding Machinery, Blow Molding Machinery, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Generators
  • Experience with Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Switchgears, Distribution Panels, Transformers, & Wiring
  • Experience with Servo Systems
  • Design and wiring of equipment and electrical panels
  • Design and Evaluation of Distribution and Lighting Systems, including 600V and higher systems
  • Understanding of Electrical Safety, including Arc Flash
  • Understanding of Communication Systems & Communication Protocols, including Ethernet, TCP/IP, Modbus, Profibus, and Devicenet
  • Understanding of Interface Systems, including RSView, Panel Builder, & Iconics
  • Understanding of how to install, troubleshoot, and debug Production Equipment

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Operations, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively after graduation
  • Solid oral and written communication skills; Strong organizational skills
  • Hands On/Can Do Attitude (Must be able to install, troubleshoot, and debug Production Equipment)
  • Must be able to keep and retain project documentation, including revision controls
  • Must be able to interface with suppliers and contractors in person and through verbal & written correspondence effectively
  • Technical knowledge of AutoCAD (Layouts and Schematics)
  • Development and tracking of project budgets and timelines
  • All other tasks as assigned

 

Resumes and cover letters should be sent through website:  www.plastipak.com/careers

OR

WSU Career Services via Maureen Johnson Maureen.johnson@wayne.edu

Plastipak Packaging, Inc.

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