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R&D & Technical Services Fall Co-op - Carol Stream, IL
450 East North Avenue
Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188
· 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.
· 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:
· 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:
· Candidates should be majoring in a technical field of study. Areas of study could include Packaging Science, Paper Science, Industrial/Mechanical Engineering.
· Classwork and experience related to the physical properties of packaging materials will be important assets for this position.
· 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.