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Title:  Engineering Intern

Requisition ID:  18539-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required

Engineering Intern – Graphic Packaging International --Texarkana, Texas Mill

Are you looking for an opportunity to begin your career with a premiere organization that is known and respected as a major manufacturer of paper products in the U.S.?  Do you have a desire to work in a team environment where your thoughts, ideas, and input is valued, and you can use your education and experience to promote your advancement in the organization?  If you like the idea of working for an established, growing, and publicly traded company with a strong history in the paper industry, then read on.


Who We Are

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 care products.


We have over 130 facilities worldwide that provide innovative packaging solutions to help our customers stand out and achieve brand loyalty in a competitive and dynamic marketplace.  With a product portfolio that emphasizes renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials, we are as committed to our customers and 24,000 employees as we are to protecting the environment and giving back to the communities where we live and work.


Graphic Packaging International’s history extends more than 100 years, as numerous legacy companies have joined forces to create an ever-evolving corporation.  Despite our name changes over the years, our dedication to innovation, quality, and services never ends.


Our vision is:  Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide support for improvement projects at the Texarkana Mill. Depending on area assigned and major, you may work with projects that involve process improvements, equipment reliability, process control, and/or support trials and investigations of new technologies.
  • Drive best practices in safe operations and ensure the safety of all operations, maintenance, and staff personnel.
  • Be a self-starter, self-directed, and take initiative to move forward with ideas while being committed and able to work with and influence others.
  • Must learn quickly to analyze data and present it in usable formats.
  • Lead one or more projects that will be started and completed within the summer.
  • Assist in writing standard operating procedures and training manuals.
  • Provide engineering support to other departments, as needed.
  • Present to the department periodically, and to the Lead Team at the end of the internship.

Required Skills


  • Pursuing bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Pulp & Paper Science preferred. Will consider other engineering disciplines.

Key Competencies:

  • Comfortable working in both laboratory and manufacturing environments.
  • 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
  • Must pass a pre-employment background and drug screen.
  • All candidates must have a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Must be currently eligible to work in the United States and remain eligible in the future.

Required Experience



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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