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Title:  INTERNSHIP - Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  10317-159
Location: 

Staunton, VA, US, 24401

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  83

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.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – OVERVIEW

Our internship program is intended to:

  • Engage student’s ability to apply skills gained through academia to real world challenges for a global industry manufacturing leader
  • Provide students with opportunities to sharpen their problem solving skills through effective project management and leadership roles in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Help students grow their business acumen and capability to work in an environment that will foster creativity, independent thinking and team building.
  • Create a pathway for future career opportunities with Graphic Packaging International

 

Our FALL 2020 Internship program is intended to last 8-10 weeks, beginning October 2020 ending December 2020.

 

FALL 2020 Internship – PROCESS ENGINEER OPPORTUNITY

Our Staunton team is looking for an intern candidate to provide technical support for the operations group within one of our departments; printing, cutting or finishing. We are looking for this talent to develop and implement best practices to improve safety, productivity, and cost reduction. In addition, this individual will help develop specific performance parameters as requested and work on unique special projects to drive process improvements throughout the departments.

 

Internship Expectations and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Provides support for process improvement projects. Projects involve chemicals, mechanical improvements, support for machine trials and investigations of new technologies.
  • Adheres and helps drive best practices in safe operations
  • Must learn quickly to analyze data
  • Leads one or more projects that will be started and completed within the fall
  • Conducts tests to evaluate potential process changes
  • Researches process equipment, including: obtaining quotes, coordinating product trials, and making recommendations for purchase
  • Assists in writing standard operating procedures and training manuals
  • Provides engineering support to other departments as needed
  • Presents to the department periodically and at the end of the internship
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or a similar field within the Engineering field
  • GPA in respective major listed above, greater than or equal to 2.5
  • Must pass pre-employment process; alcohol/drug screen, physical assessment and background check
  • Ability to be a self-starter, be self-directed, and take initiative to move forward with ideas; must be able to work with and influence others
  • Willing and able to commute and work on-site for the majority of the internship at our Staunton, Virginia location
  • Must be willing to work a general schedule of Monday-Friday, 8-hour shift; must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally that may include mornings, nights, weekends and be punctual and dependable in doing so

 

PAY SCALE:       

Internship students are paid according to their academic standing:

  • Sophomores: $ 20.00/hr.
  • Juniors: $ 22.00/hr.
  • Seniors: $ 24.00/hr.

Essential Job Functions include the following:

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally (1-10% of the time) lift up to10 pounds
  • Frequently (11-33% of the time) lift up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently (34-66% of the time) standing and walking
  • Occasionally (1-33% of the time) bending, climbing, reaching above the shoulder and at waist or lower, stretching, twisting, carrying (up to 35 pounds), kneeling, grasping (up to 40 pounds) fingering and crouching
  • Frequently (34-66% of the time) squatting, pushing (force up to 70 pounds), pulling ( using jerking motion to remove cores), walking,
  • Continuously (67% of the time) standing
  • Not at all (0% of the time) sitting or crawling
  • Visual depth perception needed
  • Must be able to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which includes; safety glasses, steel toed-shoes, ear plugs and cut resistant gloves. Per our quality standards, you must also wear a hair-net

 

The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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.  Please apply at www.graphicpkg.com


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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.


Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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