Valencia, California Packaging Engineer (Intern)

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  • Requisition Number R6132
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Intern
  • Area of Interest Engineering & Science
  • Location Valencia, California


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Intern – Package Engineering provides effective and functional technical support to Package Engineers for secondary and tertiary packaging components including Point of Purchase Displays as assigned in a scope of work document. The Intern – Package Engineering reports to the Manager, Packaging Engineering.

Key Responsibilities

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include: 

  • Developing and writing accurate packaging component specifications for review & approval. 

  • Conducting tests on packaging as required to support departmental objectives. 

  • Assisting in developing new packaging which may include sketches and design details of containers for shipping, protecting, or display items, and indicating critical dimensions. 

  • Setting up and operating Package Testing Laboratory, including maintenance repair and calibration of equipment. 

  • Presenting findings and recommendations to key stakeholders within the organization. 

  • Prepare samples for shelf-life testing, including product and package performance under various conditions required. 

  • Maintain accurate documentation on all projects and submit written reports in a timely fashion. 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is curious and highly motivated with a passion for innovation, creativity, and technical exploration.

Critical Success Factors

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have: 

  • Strong reasoning, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills 

  • Knowledge of package testing procedures 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate cross-functionally

Capabilities & Skills Required

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have: 

  • Completed at least 2 years towards a bachelor’s degree in Package Engineering. 

  • Knowledge of package testing procedures – ISTA (International Safe Transit Association), TAPPI (Technical Association for Pulp Paper Industry) & ASTM.  

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities, and to effectively negotiate project requests and priorities. 

  • Positive & amicable interpersonal skills that help drive results of cross-functional and internal teams. Highly motivated, self-directed, self-managed and efficient. 

  • Well-developed oral and written communication. Strong reasoning, analytical thinking & problem-solving skills a positive.  

  • Technical skills including the ability to develop detailed packaging specifications and instructions. 

  • Competent in developing innovative solutions for folding cartons, POP (point of purchase displays), corrugated and related paperboard-based packaging. 

  • Basic/ Intermediate understanding of sciences.  

  • Proficient math skills required to calculate averages, percentages, and various units of measures. 

  • Computer skills Proficient: MS Office Suite, TOPS/CAPE. Basic Proficiency: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop,  SolidWorks, AutoCAD or 3D modeling software preferred. 

  • Ability to work independently for periods of time. 

  • Availability to start internship in January 2025 to June 2025.


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$37,105.00 - $55,863.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Pharmavite provides compensation for all overtime hours worked by non-exempt (hourly) employees in accordance with state and federal law. The need to work overtime hours will be determined by management, based on customer and business necessity to meet the needs of our business, Pharmavite may require employees to work overtime.

Voluntary overtime requested by non-exempt employees must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor.

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Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


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