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Structural Designer


International Paper’s vision is to be one of the best and most respected companies in the world. A company of substance in everything we do, from the products we make, to investing in communities, to protecting our environment, International Paper supports communities where our employees live and work.



This Position will function as part of the Mid-South Region Design Team. It directly supports the Conway, AR/Indianapolis, IN Retail facilities and reports to the Conway Design Lead.



  • Develop designs for corrugated packaging.
  • Responsible for creating efficient and innovative structural designs for corrugated packaging. Utilize 3D to communicate ideals.
  • Work with sales to determine client’s packaging needs and provide appropriate solutions.
  • Assure that the packaging is designed efficiently and compares favorably to competitor’s designs.  
  • Construct and inspect packaging samples to ensure the end result is the best possible solution for its intended purpose.
  • Review and monitor package design and assist with resolving manufacturing problems or improved box performance.
  • Review and understand the ship testing equipment. Ensure all designs fall within testing standards. 
  • Prepare construction cards and provide adequate drawings and specifications for the proper manufacturer of components.
  • Understand site equipment and the packaging equipment used by our customers and vendors.
  • Work with vendors to assure tooling components are correct and materials are available to support customer orders.
  • Responsible for checking incoming quality conformance of cutting dies.
  • Make formal or informal client presentations with Sales or individually regarding packaging concepts. 
  • Communicate with other packaging designers within International Paper’s Retail as well as other areas of the business to learn of new designs or techniques 





  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Design or Engineering or related field preferred; strong portfolio required. 


Experience / Abilities:

  • Two or more years of design experience strongly desired. 
  • Must understand the entire design process from concept, prototype, testing, and production. 
  • Entry-level knowledge of Artios/CAD applications and strong PC/computer skills.
  • Solid works experience a plus. Knowledge of standard cost systems to optimize profitability on packaging designs, knowledge of the production process, machine limitations, and production standards to ensure compatibility to design to production capabilities. 
  • Understanding of the testing processes for corrugated materials.
  • Basic knowledge of automated packaging equipment. Excellent time management and organizational skills, including the ability to identify priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to remain flexible and accept or adapt to change in the creative environment.
  • Provide leadership or follow instructions while working independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be enthusiastic, team-oriented, organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle pressure/stress and work overtime or irregular hours as needed to meet client needs. 
  • Works safely and follows safety rules to drive a safety culture.
  • Safety minded and drives safety culture


Preferred Competencies:

  • Action oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Organizational skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Communications



International Paper is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.




Category:  Sales & Marketing
Date:  Feb 3, 2023

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