R&D Spring 2019 Co-op

Carol Stream | Illinois | United States

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

R&D Spring 2019 Co-op


450 East North Ave
Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188
United States

R&D & Technical
Services Co-op -Carol Stream, IL
Spring 2019-(January-June)
The opportunity:
 
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The R&D/Technical Services Co-op for the
Product Development Group (Corrugated Container) will work out of the WestRock
Carol Stream, IL Technical Center and report to the Laboratory and Technical Services
Manager. 
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During the six-month co-op program, the R&D co-op
will develop knowledge and experience with a broad spectrum of test methods and
engineering principles used to develop, evaluate, and improve performance based
packaging.
·       
TAPPI Test Methods will be used to conduct
testing and evaluation of Corrugated Board, Base Materials, and Boxes. 
·       
Learn how to analyze test data from packaging
components to evaluate how these properties affect overall package performance.
·       
ISTA, ASTM, and customized test protocols will
be used to simulate various storage and distribution environments to which a
packaged product may be subjected.
 
How you will impact WestRock:
 
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Project management work will be assigned that
will allow the co-op to research topics important for WestRock to Defend,
Improve, and/or Gain business. 
·       
Develop project plans, submit project and
testing plans for approval, gather or produce samples for testing, perform
appropriate tests, analyze test data, and present findings to R&D
leadership team.
What You Need to
Succeed:
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Candidates should be majoring in a technical
field of study.  Areas of study could
include Packaging Science, Paper Science, Industrial/Mechanical Engineering.
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Classwork and experience related to the physical
properties of packaging materials will be important assets for this position.
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Classwork and/or experience related to package
design and/or testing are preferred.
·       
Candidates should have an interest in a career
in the packaging industry focusing on Corrugated Packaging.
 
WestRock
Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining
a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 

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