Electrical Engineer Co-Op

Tomahawk, WI

Req #9213
Posted: 02/02/24

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

PCA is seeking an Electrical Engineer Co-op at our mill in Tomahawk, WI for the Summer/Fall 2024 term. 


Work with mill electrical engineers on the planning, designing, installation, and commissioning of electrical equipment. Some examples of equipment could include motors, motor control centers (MCCs), lighting, valves, buttons/switches, monitoring devices (sensors, cameras, etc.), instrumentation, etc.


Update AutoCAD drawings and create new drawings for new projects/equipment.


Lead and/or assist with project management. Projects may be strictly electrical equipment install/repair/replacement or be part of larger projects involving multiple engineering disciplines.


Co-ops will need to communicate and coordinate with operations, contractors, and mill maintenance shops to ensure smooth project installation and startup.


Project management will include monitoring costs, managing time restraints, and making sure things are done safely.


Basic Qualifications:

Working towards bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
Experience using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, AutoCAD and Project.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Must possess a valid driver's license.


PCA Representatives will be at the following schools:


UW-Platteville Career Fair: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 3:00pm-6:00pm and Thursday, February 8, 2024, 3:00pm-6:00pm. On-site interviews Thursday, February 8, 2024, and Friday, February 9, 2024.


Michigan Technological University Career Fair: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 11:00am-4:00pm. On-site interviews Wednesday, February 14, 2024.


UW-Madison Engineering & STEM Fair: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 11:00am-5:00pm. On-site interviews Wednesday, February 14, 2024.


University of Minnesota-Duluth STEM Fest: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 10:00am-2:00pm. On-site interviews Friday, February 16, 2024.

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

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