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Packaging Intern

Trumbull, CT, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2022

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At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?
  • The Packaging Internship offers candidates the opportunity to work with a high-energy cross functional R&D team. Candidates will gain experience with blow molded bottles, injection molded parts, cartons, corrugate, and multiple labeling technologies. Packaging interns should expect a broad experience with a mix of activities designed to help an intern identify his or her niche in the packaging industry and benefit Sun Products with meaningful and important work. The Trumbull, Connecticut location is a state-of-the-art R&D facility designed to foster collaborative innovation. Sun Products offers R&D internships in a variety of disciplines with the total number of interns depending on the time of year. Sun interns work closely with mentors to make sure that the internship experience supports an intern's educational goals as well as the needs of the business.
  • Intern Responsibilities:
  • Support Package Engineers with the development of new primary and secondary packaging.
  • Benchmark packaging components and packaging processes to identify cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Assist with the development of Customer promotional offerings including Warehouse Club and promotional SKUs.
  • Create and revise packaging specifications, bill of materials and pallet patterns to support manufacturing.
  • Understand and support in-house product manufacturing processes.
  • Understand and support basic supplier manufacturing processes including plastic molding, flexible materials and secondary carton / corrugate.
  • Investigate and report on new packaging materials and technologies that could drive the business.
  • Participate in the packaging of sales samples or consumer test products in the pilot plant.
  • Develop test methods and evaluate all components to ensure compatibility, efficacy, and quality with packaging systems.
  • Assist in testing of packaging components.
  • Assist in reporting cost saving initiatives for packaging related projects.

  • Currently working towards a BS in Package Engineering or related Engineering Field
  • 0 - 1 year related co-op exp.
  • Position requires approximately 10% travel.
  • Knowledge of packaging (or related) technical procedures commonly used in a laboratory setting.
  • Technical and theoretical knowledge of packaging materials and processes.
  • Ability to present conclusions and recommendations to management team.
  • Good problem solving, attention to detail, and a curiosity-driven enthusiasm for learning on the job.
The annualized salary range for this role is $43,860 - 62,400.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Connecticut. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.



At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That's why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

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