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Jack Link's Beef Jerky Packaging Engineer Intern in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Packaging Engineer Intern 600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA Intern Department: R.and.D Site Location: Minneapolis Company Description Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link's team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don't shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won't find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get... authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch! Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks! Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link's also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link's produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Link Snacks, Inc., family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Peperami. Job Description Come Run with Sasquatch as a Packaging Engineer Intern during the Summer of 2020 in Downtown Minneapolis, MN. As our packaging engineer intern, you will gain hands-on experience through formal and informal training, managing projects, attending events, networking with fellow interns, and working with key Jack Link's leaders and team members. You will be a part of a cohort of interns across the company and at the completion of your internship, you will conduct a final presentation on your internship experience. You will play a key role in the development and execution of corporate research, development, and innovation initiatives including new product innovation, product and process improvement, quality, and food safety. In this role, you will help us achieve our aggressive growth objectives through appropriate uses of technology and innovation in new product development, packaging, quality control, and operations. Packaging Engineer Intern responsibilities: Work cross functionally, both internally and externally, to develop packaging for new product development and cost saving initiatives. Identifying and researching potential new packaging platform opportunities as part of the new product development team. Manage individual projects as assigned Collaborate with Operations, QA, and other R.and.D staff to schedule and execute plant trials. Log and maintain records of test procedures and net outcomes. Document and maintain packaging specifications and pallet patterns. Document and maintain finished good specifications. Measurable output: Develop a final presentation on their experience; highlighting project work, accomplishments, and insight on Jack Link's as a company. Complete of individual internship project Work with primary and secondary production facilities to optimize distribution between plants, document any packaging failure, and present prospective solutions Qualifications Minimum Requirements: Work towards Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging Engineering/Science. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable in a fast paced, changing environment. Must be able to communicate effectively with various manufacturing and corporate functional groups. Must be flexible and able to work well in a team environment. Preferred Qualifications: Junior or Senior Status in degree progra