CHEMICAL ENG. CO-OP - SPRING 2022 (VALDOSTA MILL)

Valdosta, GA

Req #4963
Posted: 08/27/21

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company.  Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds.  Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence.  We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

We are seeking resumes for Engineering Co-ops (Multiple Openings for the Spring 2022) at our Valdosta, GA. Paper Mill.


Responsibilities include: Responsible for providing process optimization and engineering support for the mill which will include but not limited to, compliance process coordination, lean projects, quality and product safety, and analytical and systems support. Develops and maintains methods for tracking and reducing operational costs. Coordinate the efforts of our outside resources to improve our operation by filtering and utilizing appropriate information. Conducts data analysis projects and uses data to make business decisions. Assignments may include some work at higher levels for training and development purposes. Successful candidate should have knowledge of pulp & paper making, waste-water treatment, and recovery operations. Interest/aptitude in controls.

Basic Qualifications:

Must be a student in good standing with the University, currently enrolled majoring in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or equivalent applicable engineering program. The student will have either completed the freshman year or will have completed the freshman year when co-op begins and express interest in Pulp and Paper Manufacturing as a career. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required, you must pass a drug screen, and you must be eligible to work in the US on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate must possess the following Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Ability to be able to work well under pressure and within time constraints, multi-task, and build sound relationships with both internal and external customers


Ability to exhibit excellent communication, analytical, organizational and computer skills.

Capable of independently making sound decisions through creative problem-solving, ambiguity and change


Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously

Ability to read and understand technical correspondence, memos, instructions, and reports.


PCA provides a competitive, comprehensive benefits package.

All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.