Employees are Our Greatest Asset Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging. For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Great Northern exists to live out the core values established by our founders – integrity, personal growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and a shared future. Our vision, “We help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future” is a call to action to deliver on building a people-centric culture, developing leaders from within, and sending people home fulfilled about their role and contributions.
The “win” for everyone is a trusting and collaborative culture that helps us be at our best every day. Our mission statement, “We help our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t” gives us a clear purpose and raises the bar for performance. Doing what others “can’t or won’t” for our customers is demonstrated by a willingness to serve customers, value-added partnerships and proactively developing innovative solutions to our customer’s challenges. We are excited that you are looking to join our great culture.
Here are some details about the position. POSITION SUMMARY Under general supervision and following established procedures, the Structural Designer is responsible for providing development of package and display design concepts to assigned accounts, markets and/or projects. Fabricate final samples of design concepts for approval and write specifications for cost estimates and Production. Act as a resource to sales and other internal teams to enhance the ability of the company to present the concepts to the market.
All job responsibilities are to be performed in strict adherence with the Company’s Mission/Values Statement and in accordance with established standards for external customers as well as internal customers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING. OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED. • Creates new package and display design concepts by using CAD system to develop designs that meet customers’ needs and expectations in a creative, timely and efficient manner.
Looks to identify vendors and processes to improve our design products and outputs. • Seeks additional information on key markets to present new and innovative designs and solutions to assigned clients. • Documents accurate and detailed specifications on completed design projects for Estimating and Production. • Maintains information on freight regulations, production equipment limitations, hazardous materials requirements, packaging materials and performance and drop testing procedures.
Seeks information from retailers on design requirements. • Confers with customers and/or Sales Representatives to provide solutions and ideas to enhance GNC’s ability to secure additional business. • Advises customers and management on efficient packaging procedures, innovations in packaging materials, and utilization of sealing and fastening devices. • Maintains awareness of display and packaging trends and looks for methods to adopt innovative solutions to display and packaging challenges.
3 years’ experience preferred. • Experience in ArtiosCAD required. • Ability to demonstrate strategic thinking, influence and implement change. • Strong creative sense, ability to navigate in 3D dimensions/understanding of spatial relations.
Great Northern is an Equal Opportunity Employer #req368 Great Northern is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.
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