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Title:  Internship - Quality/CI/Operational Management

Requisition ID:  18986-159

Phoenixville, PA, US, 19460

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  No Travel Required

This position will focus implementing 5S practices and improving the effectiveness of quality practices within the department. This is a spring co-op starting 1/9/23 and may extend into summer with positive performance.  Top performers will be recommended for the company's LDP program at the end of of the college tenure for long term permananet job placement.  

Possible duties could include:

    • Conducts audits on each piece of machinery in the printing, cutting and finishing departments using the quality assurance check list.
    • Sets up quality checks daily and other tests on an as needed basis
    • Pulls quality customer samples from production floor or plant daily.
    • Makes Customer sample books when needed.
    • Performs various office work, including filing and logging of information and statistics.
    • Assist in writing standard operating procedures.

    Possible Projects based on Intern’s Major / Area of Concentration:

    • Performs full 5S analysis of the various departments.
    • Study waste patterns and develop methods to reduce COV (cost of variance)
    • Assist in the development of quality check analysis
    • Perform a works study on various departments, analyzing efficiencies in current model
    • Reviewing and pulling reporting tools analyzing the prior day/week/month efficiencies
    • Reporting data to department managers on production actuals vs. goals
    • Learning each stage of the production process in mechanics and reporting

    Present to the department periodically and to senior leadership at the end of the internship

    Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork

Required Skills


  • High School Diploma, GED
  • Currently working on associates, undergraduate, four-year degree or post graduae degree program
  • Major in: Engineering, Business (management/marketing/supply chain management)  
  • Knowledgeable on the following subjects:
    • Lean, Six Sigma, 5S
    • Manufacturing
    • Proficient with al Microsoft Programs, Outlook, and internet research skills
    • Requires use of all general office equipment
  • Proven track record of identifying opportunities and the ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and influence others
  • Needs to be a self-starter, self-directed, and willingness to take action to move forward with ideas
  • GPA in major greater or equal to 2.5
  • Pass an alcohol/drug screen before each co-op session


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

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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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