WestRock Company Structural Designer - Corrugated Packaging in Bridgeview, Illinois
Opportunity summary: As a Structural Designer - Corrugated Packaging, you will act as a creative strategist leading the design of products and packaging from concept to completion. As a Structural Designer - Corrugated Packaging, you will gather project data from WestRock sales, project managers and customers, create designs in the Computer Assisted Design (CAD) program, solicit and incorporate customer feedback, and create prototypes for customer approval.
How you will impact WestRock:
Receive new design requests directly from customers, sales partners, customer service reps, or business unit resource manager and gather key specification data
Translate requirements and specification data to conceptualize and create packaging that meets customer’s needs and expectations
Produce product design documentation such as concept sketches, technical drawings, and illustrations that define and communicate design intent
Leverage expertise and knowledge of corrugated facility and machinery, board combinations, retailers’ wants and needs, and customer’s capabilities to inform product design
Collaborate with manufacturing stakeholders to review and discuss new product designs, answer design questions, ensure that products are manufacturable, and incorporate revisions to the design based on feedback from the manufacturing team
Support customer discussions and presentations by supplying all design documentation, leading product design overviews, and answering all customer questions related to the product design
Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring critical milestones are met and all hours and related resources expended in the support of the work done to complete assignments are tracked and documented
Consistently act as a key design point of contact with customers and account managers through open and ongoing communications
Partner with and guide graphic artist to ensure graphic elements are incorporated in the product design in a manner that is production ready
Delegate, as appropriate, design tasks and deliverables to design team
Coach and mentor peers and other members of the design team to build capability and learn best practices
What you need to succeed:
High School diploma or G.E.D.
Must have 8 to 10 years of packaging and/or product design experience
Familiarity with retailer specifications, print production, and manufacturing process
Expertise with equipment and tools within a corrugated container plant (e.g. die cutters, Evol flexo folder gluers)
Proven track record of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Creative thinking and ability to convey abstract ideas/concepts verbally or with quick sketches
Demonstrated experience with design software including enterprise Computer Assisted Design (e.g. Artios) and 3D software
Demonstrated ability to drive multiple projects in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.