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Title:  Operations Intern

Requisition ID:  15545-159
Location: 

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child’s cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

 With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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.

 

SUMMARY

Internship opportunities are available for the Summer of 2021 in our Elk Grove Village, IL facility. Projects may be in the manufacturing Printing, Cutting, Finishing, Maintenance, or Quality departments. During this 12-week paid program, you will gain practical experience on real-life assignments that will put your theoretical knowledge to the test. Not only will you receive on-the-job training, you'll also get exposure to project management and develop a host of transferable skills. This position will work on process improvements that improve facility's KPI's. The Operations Intern will assist in driving best practices in safe operations and ensure the safety of all operations, maintenance, and staff personnel. The ideal candidate must be able to solve problems and make good, timely decisions, exhibit company core values, and be a change agent for continuous improvement. This candidate needs to be a 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 and analyze data.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 

  • Comfortable working in manufacturing environment
  • Desire to work on projects
  • Leadership skills
  • Good analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the business
  • Proactive and action-oriented personality; comfort within a fast-paced environment and a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven problem-solving skills; solution focused.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Conduct tests to evaluate potential process improvements.
  • Research process equipment, including: obtaining quotes, coordinating product trials, and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in writing standard operating procedures, training manuals, and for delivering training to employees
  • Provide engineering support to other departments as needed.
  • Present to the department periodically and at the end of the internship.

 

 

DISCLAIMER

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains at-will.

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 EEO is the Law Poster.

 


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At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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 EEO is the Law Poster.


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