Title:  Summer CO-OP Position (Ages 16-18) ONLY

Requisition ID:  20947-159

Asheboro, NC, US, 27203

Category:  Customer Service and Sales Support
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our team as a CO-OP.  We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry. 

The Manufacturing Career Program (MCP) is a summer job program targeted at 16–18-year-old high school student. The MCP is designed to provide a real-life work experience in manufacturing. Students will be working in state and federal safety compliant roles. The MCP is focused on casting a vision of manufacturing as an excellent career choice for HS students that may not be focused on college as their next step. The MCP experience will include exposure to jobs throughout GPI’s manufacturing environment and include exposure to office support roles such as production control, quality, HR, finance, and customer service. MCP participants will gain a full understanding of GPI’s manufacturing process via rotational work throughout one of the Company’s converting locations; with the objective of joining GPI as a full-time employee upon graduation.


Required Skills

  • Eligibility: Must be able to work during the Pilot Program dates - June 19th through August 18th, 2023.
  • Must be at least 16 years old, actively enrolled in High School or current graduate, may have a family member or a neighbor working at GPI. Must have a valid work permit if still in school.
  • Application Process: Students must complete an application process and are subject to Company selection for MCP participation.
  • Work Schedule: MCP participants will be assigned to day shift and work a 5 (8 hour) schedule, Monday through Friday.
  • Job Assignment: MCP Participants will be assigned to positions consistent with State and Federal safety requirements, and consistent with GPI standards on Human and Workplace rights. The objective is to provide a “real life” manufacturing experience working across multiple departments. Participants will also be invited to attend periodic site leadership and daily management meetings.
  • Selection Criteria: The Company will choose participants based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to graduation date, work experience, extracurricular activities, career plan, GPA, application quality.
  • Enhanced Orientation: MCP participants will go through an enhanced orientation process focused on personal safety in the workplace. Safety will be reinforced during weekly debrief meetings held with MCP participants. Participants will wear special identifying uniforms/apparel.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

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