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Entry-level packaging engineer

March 27, 2018

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Leslie, MI ***** 517-***-**** Summary of Qualifications

• Adobe Creative Suite & Microsoft Office

• Structural & Visual Design Software

• Pallet Pattern Design Software

• Proven Leadership & Voluntary Experience

• Specification Retrieval & Data Entry

• International Study Abroad Experience


Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI

School of Packaging; Bachelor of Science, Packaging. May 2018.

• Packaging Curriculum GPA: 3.4, Cumulative GPA: 3.16

• Dean’s List, Spring 2017. High Honors, Semester GPA: 3.875

• International Study Abroad: Hanoi, Vietnam; Animal Systems and International Development. Focused of sustainability methods and efficiency for area agricultural facilities. Lack of packaging resources impacted product longevity. Experience

Spectrum Brands; Earth City, MO 5/2017 to 12/2017

Packaging Engineering Intern, New Product Development

• Worked one-on-one with packaging engineers from product development to production; managed individual projects from conception until department sign-off was needed

• Collaborated with various cross-functional teams to gather information needed to sign-off on the project

• Sized consumer unit flexible stand-up pouches, inner cartons, PDQ trays, and shipping unit

• Composed pallet pattern designs using CAPE, provided best pallet pattern design to suit product and consumer needs while following regulations

• Communicated with domestic and international suppliers to orchestrate with dielines were needed for consumer unit and shipping unit

• Responsible for data and specification entry into company database SPX; extracted relevant information from dielines and pallet patterns needed for department sign-off

• Utilized experience with Adobe Illustrator to create fast turn0ver for dieline modifications

• Updated bill of materials to correct quantities, added or modified components as necessary to complete BOM accurately

• Filled out standard operating procedures complete with packaging and palletizing instructions The Dow Chemical Company; East Lansing, MI 1/2017 to 5/2017 Student Assistant, Packaging Specification Project

• Worked on a joint project between the School of Packaging and Dow Chemical by collecting packaging component specification data from past projects

• Contacted suppliers to receive information about items purchased and related specifications; organized obtained information into Microsoft Excel and sent to Dow for further analysis Starbucks Coffee Company; East Lansing, MI 8/2016 to Present Barista

• Fulfill customer orders in a timely fashion, provide highest customer satisfaction and loyalty via exemplary service

• Maintain tight and rigid timing schedule guideline as to orchestrate store resources and uphold customer service values Forest Akers Golf Course; East Lansing, MI 3/2016 to 8/2016 Golf Shop Attendant & Phone Host

• Responsible for customer phone and email sales inquiries and transactions, merchandise floor sales, balancing register monetary transactions

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT); Lansing, MI 8/2015 to 1/2016 Student Assistant, Bureau of Field Services Safety & Security Administration

• Managed and enforced applicable environmental regulations while performing environmental audits at area MDOT facilities

• Impacted overall environmental scorecard by a ‘notable’ amount in all review cases once facilities complied to findings Co-Op, Bureau of Development in Bridge Design 6/2015 to 8/2015

• Reviewed MDOT quantities on Planning Engineering Drawings for consistency and error checking; discovered quantitative drawing errors with saved company resources in addition to taxpayer money

• Prepared engineering documentation and entered into ProjectWise Design Software Recognition & Awards

• Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, Diversity Coverage, 2nd place

• Mason High School (H.S.), Best Photojournalist Award

• Mason H.S Academic High Honors

• Completed Silgan Plastics’ Bottle School in Clayton, MO

• Firefighters Local Memorial Scholarship Award

• Member of National Honor Society

• Presented Mayoral Proclamation Award

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