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Submission #900

QA Packaging Engineer Intern
The Wine Group
Ripon Facility - 17000 E State Highway 120, Ripon, CA 95366
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.

Under the direction of Quality Assurance Supervisor, the QA Packaging Engineer Intern is based at our Ripon, CA facility. The Quality Assurance Packaging Intern will aid with successful completion new and improved packaging material qualification test runs. This candidate will also be working with packaging material suppliers and supplier technical teams to help collect meaningful data from trial runs and analyze data using Microsoft Excel to help facilitate timely decisions from such trials.

This intern will help transition existing training records, maintained on hard copies, into SharePoint and help build a training matrix into SharePoint
The goal is to create a training program and validate trainings with proficiency testing at completion of trainings. This will require building proficiency testing matrix and testing criteria in SharePoint
Intern will help with projects regarding packaging material performance validation
Intern will help measure and monitor production line sanitation effectiveness at various production lines
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Must be a college student, Junior Level in coursework, or above
Engineering (Packaging, Materials, Industrial) or Science majors preferred
Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Ability to collect meaningful data from packaging trial runs
Ability to input data into MS Excel spreadsheet and create various charts to demonstrate trends of performance variables
Ability to write summary reports of various packaging trials
Ability to use visual aids such as PowerPoint to present trial results
Must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 weeks of full-time work (12 weeks preferred)
Must be able to pass a background check, post offer physical and drug screen
Support and model all company procedures and policies
Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills with attention to detail
Provide good verbal and written communications to all levels of management, both internally and externally
Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities
Work independently within set guidelines
Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures.

Working environment has exposure to both indoors and outdoors and related warehouse/production equipment and associated noise levels
Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and twisting in a laboratory environment
Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.

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