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.
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This is an early-career engineering role. This position reports directly to the regional Area Operations Manager and will provide engineering support to all plant functions to include operations, maintenance, and other corrugated plant functional areas. This position is a developmental position that provides support to optimize plant equipment, improve reliability, enhance and sustain product quality while maximizing throughput and product revenue. This position will result in an overall understanding of plant operations and management skills needed for career development and promotional opportunities to various positions within the PCA corrugated plant operations group or other PCA supporting groups.
Currently there are nine Area Operations Managers with responsibilities for improving operations and maximizing capabilities within their region. Existing plants have minimal staffing, lack in technical bench strength, and have limited resources to coordinate and manage multiple improvement initiatives. This initiative is a pilot initiative to embed engineers in the larger plants within the region and utilize those engineers at other plants within that region as needed. Several of the initiatives are already identified targeting improvements in reliability and operational efficiency. This optimization process or “push” will result in additional workload requiring more resources to achieve multiple objectives within the time frame necessary while maintaining and sustaining current operational gains. These additional resources also provide benefits for personnel development and succession planning related to workforce demographics and attrition rates. Once the regional program is established additional resources can be added.
The Plant Optimization Engineer is required to exercise discretion and creativity in determining best way to implement strategic projects that optimize processes. The Plant Optimization Engineer is expected to drive performance of the team assigned to his/her project to meet project goals. The Plant Optimization Engineer is expected to take general directions, and from those directions make decisions as to his/her approach to completing assigned projects. The Plant Optimization Engineer is expected to determine how to operate and conduct assigned tasks within the established standards, procedures and cost constraints.
The Plant Optimization Engineer interacts with manufacturing and support personnel of the mills as well as the corporate technology group to complete assigned work.
Competitive pay and benefit package.
All Qualified applicants must apply at: https://www.packagingcorp.com/employment
All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.