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Mine Safety Appliances Company | Cranberry Twp, PA
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Job Description


Established in 1914, MSA is the world's leading manufacturer of safety products designed to protect people throughout the world. Interns at MSA have a unique opportunity to apply their academic learning and contribute towards a life-saving mission. The primary responsibility of this part-time role will be to work with the Marketing Communications Graphic Design Manager to create layouts and design elements that contribute to MSA's corporate branding.

The incumbent will be responsible for the timely production of graphic materials, as directed, using Apple computer technology (software & hardware). The selected intern will also have the opportunity to generate content and contribute images to MSA's Amazon photo library.


* Keys text and adds graphics using preferred software (For example; QuarkXpress, InDesign, Etc.).

* Uses established templates and/ or grids and creates new layouts and design elements as required.

* Crops, retouches, and / or enhances photographs as necessary using relevant software.

* Collects all FINAL files for printing and/or archival process.

* Uploads PDFs of projects to MSA Asset Library and working files to MSA Sharefile as needed.

* Accountable for the timely production of graphic materials, as directed, using Apple computer technology (software & hardware).

* Reviews jobs assigned to determine deadline, weekly meetings with manager to help establish priority, and using department workflow management system (JIRA).


Special knowledge, skills and abilities


* Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Software including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
* Use graphical layout skills to produce product and corporate literature
* Excellent communication and writing skills
* Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
* Attention to detail is a must to ensure consistency of style and format


* Proficient in QuarkXPress
* Photoshop retouching skills.

Education and experience required:

* Incumbent should be actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or a related subject and must have completed one semester of sophomore year.

If you would like to make an impact to ensure that Men and Women may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world, we want to hear from you!

About Mine Safety Appliances Company

Mine Safety Appliances Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety. The Company's line of safety products is used by workers around the world in the fire service, homeland security, construction and other industries, as well as the military. This product offering includes self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs) gas masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, respirators, thermal imaging cameras, fall protection, and ballistic body armor. It also provides an offering of consumer and contractor safety products through retail channels. In December 2007, Mine Safety Appliances Company acquired TecBOS GmbH, a developer of software solutions for the fire service and other emergency planning organizations. In March 2007, the Company acquired Acceleron Technologies, LLC, a San Francisco-based developer of advanced technology suitable for personal locator devices. (Source: 10-K)