Packaging Engineering Intern

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Asheville, NC3.6

Job Description
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. And you’ll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation.

We’ve created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth. We embrace the unique qualities and differences of each of our professionals, providing them with the freedom and support to enable cutting-edge, diverse thinking.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

Summary of Internship

The Packaging Engineering Intern position will assist in the completion of packaging related projects. The intern will assist in completing tasks assigned by the Packaging Engineering Manager as well as the LPD Packaging Engineer. These tasks will include distribution lab testing coordination, trial shipment tracking, prototype sample tracking, design inputs, data collection/analysis, and damaged freight investigation. The intern will also lead a project during the assignment to deliver cost savings to the organization.

Essential Functions

Provide engineering support related to packaging development projects including testing and design
Assist the Packaging Engineering team in improving packaging and optimize costs by executing tasks on active projects
Improve packaging standardization by assisting in data collection and documentation of current packaging materials
Lead and complete and achievable packaging cost savings project within the assignment period
Contribute to team innovation by researching and recommending cutting-edge packaging technology and materials for application at Thermo Fisher
Identify opportunities for future projects and improvements by analyzing current processes and data
Skills and Abilities

Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve
Desire to contribute and improve design of new and existing packaging for laboratory products
Exceptional customer focus
Desire to teach other engineers about new packaging technology
Familiarity with industry distribution and packaging testing (ISTA, ASTM, etc.) a plus
Familiarity with packaging development software such as Solidworks or ArtiosCAD a plus

Student currently enrolled in classes leading to a Packaging Science or related degree
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