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Packaging Co-op

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Job Title: Packaging Co-op
Location: Greensboro, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Packaging team is currently seeking a Packaging Co-op in Greensboro, NC. As a co-op you will be responsible for supporting our 5 packaging engineer’s development, maintenance and cost reduction projects. The intern will interface closely with all groups i.e. Formulation Development, Purchasing, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Commercial, Country Contacts, etc. associated with product commercialization and is expected to utilize available technologies, knowledge and communication tools to maintain the Syngenta’s industry leading reputation in packaging. As part of this experience, the intern will have the opportunity to manage their own project. 

 As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get:  

    Competitive wages   Ongoing career development resources    The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects   Meaningful projects that solve problems 


Syngenta has two separate Packaging Co-Op openings with different start and end dates. 

January 2022 – June 2022  June 2022 – December 2022 

The expectation is that each selected Co-Op will be able to work 40 hours a week for the duration for their assignment. 


    Participate in new product launch in meetings with Marketing, Manufacturing, Purchasing and other organizational groups throughout the product development and supply chain process  Participate in Packaging Development in meetings with suppliers, to learn about the latest industry innovations, develop new packages, and investigate packaging issues that may arise  Will potentially travel with other engineers to supplier/manufacturing locations in support of package development and analysis  Perform UN and Non-UN package testing our state-of-the-art test lab  Set up and manage shelf-life and material compatibility studies  Create prototypes with Solidworks and our three 3D printers  Creating and maintaining packaging specifications  Creating assembly instruction drawings and images to aid Manufacturing  Write test reports  Actively participating in group-meetings 

Education & Experience: 

    Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent  Student must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Packaging, Packaging Science, or another closely related field of study  Prefer a student with a Junior standing  Fluent in English  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US  

Preferred Requirements: 

    Strong project management skills  Ability to manage multiple tasks  Ability to lift up to 50lbs consistently  Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills  Strong Personal Computer Skills 

What We Offer:   A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs  

About Syngenta  Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.   


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA    

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC   

Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA   

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Job Post Date: 08/08/21
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