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Design Intern



This is a great opportunity for an intern to learn the design, production, sales and quality aspects of the Houston Converting Plant. The intern will work closely with the General Manager, Sales Manager, Quality Manager and Design Manager.

Design Goals

  • Learn to spec out boxes
  • Run the CAD table
  • Fill out DRQ's
  • Understand different board grades and their uses
  • Learn basics on routing and machinery
  • Design leave behinds
  • Learn basics on graphics
  • Learn different box styles and their uses

Production Goals

  • Run/Feed machines
  • Insert load tags
  • Work in Assembly
  • Exposure to the paper trail throughout the plant
  • Learn about quality requirements and checks Understand the roles of each machine
  • Learn the roles of different jobs in plant
  • Understand the roles of each machine
  • Understand the flow of material throughout the plant
  • Understand the scheduling process
  • With scheduler's help, schedule the plant

Sales Goals

  • Develop list of leads for each sales rep and attend the cold calls
  • Understand the role of the sales team
  • Learn VMI process for various customers
  • Attend sales meetings
  • Understand sales vs. budgets
  • Ride with sales team members to meet top 20 customers
  • Gather feedback on current plant performance
  • Gather feedback from customers on what they look for in a supplier

Quality Goals

  • Learn the role of the quality manager, daily duties
  • Assist in quality audits, sorts, etc.
  • Perform process audits
  • Learn the steps required by ISO guidelines
  • Study MFG Gap and print registration utilizing statistical principles


Be enrolled in college education or heavy college coursework in the field of drafting, design, and engineering.

Good communicator with customers and sales staff.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The individual will be open to learning the following:

Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation.

Cost issues in order to make daily decisions that will reduce overall costs and will help the supervisor find areas that require improvement.

Budget development, adherence and analysis.

Quality standards.

Regulatory requirements including but not limited to wage and hour requirements, environmental and waste minimization, company policies, and personnel requirements including OSHA, DEQ and EEO.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and sit and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.

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