Plastipak Packaging is a global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized and respected brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Pepsi, just to name a few. Plastipak is fully invested in our associates providing hands-on training opportunities, unlimited access to industry innovations and motivation for career development. Our commitment to our employees is demonstrated in numerous awards for innovation, environmental sustainability, and corporate citizenship. We pride ourselves on an environment where our associates have the freedom and encouragement to reach beyond the ordinary, with unlimited possibilities.
Plastipak is an equal opportunity employer.
The Engineering Summer Internship Program is a 10-12 week program at Plastipak's Global Business and Technology Center in Plymouth, MI or at one of our manufacturing sites in the United States. This program is designed to attract top engineering talent and provide broad exposure to the business for possible future Plastipak manufacturing leaders that are able to grow into a Production Supervisor role and beyond.The Internship Program starts with a detailed work plan created by each team defining the objectives for each intern at the beginning of their summer. Not only do the work plans involve day to day responsibilities, but they also includes a defined project that solves real problems and challenges facing our business, contributing to the company’s bottom line. Some past intern projects have provided the company with significant savings or implemented processes and programs that are still in place today.The Summer Internship Program looks to target undergraduate students in their junior year or first year graduate students, and its overall goal is to provide these students with the practical, hands-on experience that is needed for professional growth and success as they join the competitive job market after graduation. Several of our past interns have even joined us in full time roles upon graduation.The internship program includes the following:
- An assigned mentor
- An objective setting session with the intern’s supervisor
- An interim review at 5-6 weeks
- A final leadership presentation
- A final performance review
- Junior year candidates with an expected graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021 or first year graduate students with an expected graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021, pursuing a degree in engineering, engineering management, and/or technical business degrees
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred
- Willing to travel or relocate as required
- Eligible to work in the United States