WinCup Summer Internship
WinCup is one of the leading manufacturers of foam disposable cups, bowls, containers, and lids.
WinCup’s eight manufacturing locations are committed to uphold our core values: manufacturing high-quality products and guaranteeing superior customer service. Customers in our business markets (retail/consumer, institutional, mass merchandisers/club stores, convenience stores and quick service restaurants, food processors/OEM) rely on WinCup’s innovative product line and high service levels for steady growth in their markets. Our polystyrene foam single-service products are produced in a variety of sizes and are perfect for any disposable food service need.
WinCup has manufacturing facilities located in:
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Metuchen, New Jersey
Higginsville, Missouri (associated Internship/ Co-op location)
West Chicago, Illinois (associated Internship/ Co-op location)
Mt Sterling, Ohio
Fort Worth, Texas
Under the guidance of an appropriate leadership mentor, the intern or co-op will lead projects to sustain, improve, and innovate business practices in a manufacturing environment. As a medium sized business, WinCup is a great fit for someone who is self-driven and ready to take on responsibilities: we are large enough to have a wide variety of projects but small enough that anyone can make a significant impact.
WinCup is looking to fill 2 openings:
- plant engineer intern, West Chicago plant
- plant engineer intern, Higginsville plant
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WinCup has developed internal procedures in order to follow the recommended safety and health guidelines provided by the CDC. As a manufacturer of disposable foam products in the food service industry, WinCup is a necessary supplier and will continue to operate during the current coronavirus event. Employees are part of essential operations and interns will be working full-time for the duration of their internship.
Timing - The Company would like to have these positions filled ASAP. Length of internship is flexible.
Pay - These intern and co-op positions with the Company are paid. The rate of pay depends on the major and education level of the particular candidate but will likely be in the $17.50/hr pay range.
POSSIBLE PROJECT TOPICS
An intern working on this project will function in a process engineer role. They will learn and apply quality principles such as risk management, process approach to quality, product inspection, and continuous improvement (lean/six sigma). The quality profession is a great choice for chemical, mechanical, and industrial engineers, but quality principles apply to nearly all professions, making this project a great fit for anyone interested in quality as a career path.
Potential projects and duties include: develop and begin implementation of a scrap reduction plan/ first time quality improvement plan that includes a standard approach that could be used at any WinCup facility; Improve existing quality manual by auditing current procedures and developing new procedures as needed; Understanding and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. This role may also conduct projects listed in the Mechanical design section.
This Mechanical Design position will be designing parts and assemblies as well as building and testing prototypes in the plant. Development tools used by this position include SolidWorks, DraftSight, CNC machining, and rapid prototyping. Intern may design various machine parts, replacement parts, and machine guarding using SolidWorks, work with machine shops to have prototypes built, and work with plant personnel to install and test parts and improve equipment performance and uptime. Intern may also help train maintenance and other engineering staff to use and apply SolidWorks and convert legacy CAD data. This position includes an introduction to our automated case packers, with opportunities to optimize and improve training and operation as these new machines are rolled out across all of our locations.
An intern working on this project will function in an electrical engineer role. This position will be responsible for programming automation and controls systems involving PLCs (programmable logic controllers). The selected candidate must have experience in PLC logic and programming, preferably with Allen Bradley, AutomationDirect, Koyo and Omron PLCs. They must be able to create and read logic and flow diagrams for program design, program systems from start to finish, conduct simulation and testing, and start-up. Candidates will conduct functionality tests of equipment, as well as installation and repairs. This role includes maintaining and modifying existing systems, and troubleshooting and problem-solving machines and equipment.