Title:  Engineering Co-op

Requisition ID:  872
Location: 

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.

 

Engineering Co-op

 

MAJOR: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering General, Paper/Pulp Science

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

This position provides technical support for the operations group within the department.  Develop and implement best practices to improve safety, quality, productivity, and cost reduction.  Develop specific performance parameters as requested.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Provide support for process improvement projects.  Projects involve chemicals, mechanical improvements, support for on machine trials and investigations of new technologies.
  • Drive best practices in safe operations and ensure the safety of all operations, maintenance and staff personnel.
  • Needs to be self-starter, be self-directed, take initiative to move forward with ideas, be committed and be able to work with and influence others.
  • Must learn quickly to analyze data. 
  • Lead one or more projects that will be started and completed within the semester.
  • Conduct tests to evaluate potential process changes.
  • Research process equipment, including: obtaining quotes, coordinating product trials, and making recommendations for purchase.
  • Assist in writing standard operating procedures and training manuals.
  • Provide engineering support to other departments as needed.
  • Present to the department periodically and at the end of the co-op term
  • Other duties as assigned.

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so. Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.
  • Co-Op students must commit to a minimum of 3 alternating semesters with the opportunity to continue working until graduation.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Frequent, bending, stooping, squatting, as well as frequent movement throughout the facility for extended periods of time up to 8-hour
  • Occasional Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office, hand tools or electrical equipment
  • Employee is required to wear steel toe shoes, safety glasses, and hearing protecting when in the manufacturing area. Hard hats required in certain areas.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles and times of increased heat and humidity.
  • The noise level in the immediate work environment is normally quiet, however requires exposure to a noisy manufacturing environment.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Drive for Results

Nearest Major Market: Augusta

 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Augusta