Encapsys Quality Assurance Co-op

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Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Portage, WI, US, 53901

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at Milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Encapsys (www.encapsys.com), now a part of Milliken & Company (www.milliken.com) is looking to hire student co-ops for the 2023 calendar year at its world-class encapsulation plant located in Portage, Wisconsin and at its new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Appleton, WI. These are competitively paid co-op positions being offered to students in various engineering/chemistry programs. Co-ops are also offered a special benefits package which includes a bi-weekly housing allowance and participation in the company 401(k) plan. Encapsys co-op opportunities are available from January-August 2023 and June-December 2023.  


Encapsys operates in the specialty chemicals industry. Holding over 75 encapsulation patents, Encapsys is a leader in encapsulation technologies within three primary business segments – Fragrance, Phase change, and Growth. Encapsys operates highly scalable encapsulation processes that deliver superior products with batch size flexibility from drum to tanker sizes. Encapsys participates in the global encapsulation market currently estimated at $4 billion. 


Encapsys takes pride in providing co-ops with opportunities to build strong resumes through matching individual interests with available projects.  The Encapsys co-op students comprise up to 20% of the technical workforce, therefore Encapsys provides projects with a high level of responsibility that have strong impacts on the bottom line. Co-ops will work on both collaborative and independent projects in conjunction with the engineer/scientist project leaders. Each co-op is assigned a mentor to provide guidance through the processes of training, developing, and contributing. 


Quality Assurance plays a critical role in our position as a leader in the encapsulation market. Strong quality values enable us to continue making good product to please existing customer, as well as bringing in new customers.


Typical job duties for a Quality Assurance Co-Op include:

  • Partnering with quality control laboratory, operations, and engineering to investigate quality incidents.
  • Assisting/leading with root cause analysis and corrective actions/preventative actions (CAPA)
  • Writing/editing Quality SOPs
  • Assisting quality and operations with process improvement opportunities
  • Current quality projects include:
    • Quality Management System data migration
    • Quality investigations
    • Internal/External audit driven process improvements


Education, experience, and qualifications:

  • Educational background includes individuals earning their B.S or M.S with at least a 3.0 GPA in any of the following (or related) programs:
    • Chemistry
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Biochemistry
    • Engineering
    • Biology
  • Other supporting competencies include:
    • Critical thinking (Out of the box)
    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Leadership Skills
    • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong documentation practices
    • Work with a team and independently
    • High level of integrity


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.