Career Options

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Plastics Protestor

Do you have nightmares about plastic killing the wildlife?
Do you think there should be a complete ban on plastic bags?
Would you rather use glass, steel, paper – anything other than plastic?

Be a part of the solution! Plastic’s carbon footprint may be less than the alternatives. One thing we really need is people passonate about the environment and willing to help create packaging from bioplastics, to invent new environmentally friendly materials, or create easier to recycle designs. You could be the person who gets us there!

Potential jobs

  • Polymer Scientist
  • Recycling Development
  • Packaging Engineer

Frequent Flier

How often are you daydreaming about your next trip?
Would you travel to a different country every month if you could?
Do you keep a partially packed suitcase “just in case” you’re offered a last minute trip?

You’re obviously interested in seeing the world. Why not make your job help you with that? Pick something that takes you on site to see other companies, other people, or other equipment

Potential jobs

  • Sales Manager
  • Business Development
  • Account Manager

Bill Nye

Do you love learning about what makes things work?
Is the scientific method the only way for you?
Do you see the world in graphs and data?

Put your methodical ways to work! Whether you are developing new processes or materials – the industry needs you. You can create whatever you want to make our world more interesting and efficient

Potential jobs

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Mold Designer
  • Medical Device Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Polymer Scientist

Blood-Fearing Pre-Med Student

Do you have a passion for helping people or animals?
Have you wished you could become a doctor or veterinarian without having to deal with blood>
Or maybe, it’s not the blood, but the cost and years of schooling that are intimidating…

The medical and veterinary fields rely heavily on plastics products to enhance or save lives. It requires people who are interested in helping others. You can make a difference – without getting your hands dirty.

Potential jobs

  • Applications Development
  • Patent Attorney
  • Medical Market Manager
  • Medical Device Designer

Gamer

Have you ever built your own computer?
Love making things come to life on your screen?
Are you the “go-to” for grandmas and parents to help them with their phones or computers?

Almost all mold and part designs are done with state of the art software programs. In addition, a lot of these programs can be used to build parts in 3D printers or cut steel with CNC equipment.

Potential jobs

  • CAD Designer
  • Product Development
  • Design Engineer
  • Mold Designer

YouTube Influencer

Are you always the first person to have the latest trends?
Do people turn to you for a heads-up on what’s cool?
Do you know exactly what you’d want in your dream product if you were able to make it?

Get in at the ground floor for awesome new products. See the all new inventions and innovations early in the development process. Become a part designer and always be “the first to know!”

Potential jobs

  • Account Manager
  • Part Designer
  • Product Management
  • Design Engineer
  • Operations Manager

Trivia Night Champ

Are obscure facts your game?
Can you recall weird statistics on command?
Have you ever cited an article to bolster a casual argument?

You eat, sleep, and breathe data and facts. Why not let that be a part of your job? Recalling material information, process information, or keeping projects on track and on time requires someone with a knack for the numbers.

Potential jobs

  • Value Chain Engineer
  • Mold Designer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • General Manager

Credit Card Maxer

Ever met a sale you can’t resist?
Do you have a nose for a bargain?
Are you upset when you find out you could’ve saved some more money?

So where do all these factories get their supplies? From the spenders of course! Someone has to buy all the goods, why not let it be you?

Potential jobs

  • Value Chain Engineer
  • Global Supply Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Commodity Manager

The Boy/Girl Scout

Are you always prepared?
Are you always thinking one step ahead of your friends?
Do you make lists for everything?

The reason a girl or boy scout makes such a good industry person is that they’re always thinking ahead. Someone with good instincts and organization is helpful in most positions in the industry.

Potential jobs

  • Program/Project Manager/Engineer
  • Quality Control
  • Process Engineer / Technician
  • Patent Attorney
  • Operations Manager
  • Global Supply Base
  • Director of Operations

Lego Builder

Do you consider yourself a tinkerer?
How often do you find yourself thinking about how something works or is put together?
Do you want to be a real life Tony Stark?

If you have a natural gift when it comes to building things, fixing things, or taking things apart, there are opportunities at almost every level in plastics.

Potential jobs

  • Tooling Project Manager
  • Additive Manufacturing

The Questioner

Are you always aspiring to make something better?
Are you the type of person that adds an extra something to their purchased goods?
Have you ever suspected you’re settling for mediocrity with some of the products you buy?

Listen, there’s always a better way to do things, we just need someone who’s thinking with that mind set. If you’ve got a better way to do something, then go ahead and fix it. The plastics industry makes all the things!

Potential jobs

  • Value Chain Engineer
  • Materials & Process Lead
  • R&D Engineer
  • General Manager

Athlete

Does the idea of sitting all day make you cringe?
Are you a multitasker who craves days filled with winning?
How many jobs have you nixed because you can’t stand to be trapped behind a desk?

If you have to be moving during your work day then working in a manufacturing facility would be a great choice. These aren’t small buildings and someone needs to keep an eye on things. You won’t spend much time in a chair, and your glutes will thank you for it!

Potential jobs

  • Account Manager
  • Process Engineer / Technician
  • Molding Supervisor
  • Sales Manager
  • Tooling Manager