Process Engineering Co-op

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/24/2016

DiversityWorking Manistee, MI

Manistee, MI
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People - Customers - Trust At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise. At PCA, you'll find the best people in the industry operating in a 'golden rule' culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way. As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers. Process Engineering Co-op The primary function of the coop student will be to assist the technical department in the completion of tasks that contribute to the efficient and cost-effective operation of the paper mill. Responsibilities include:
- Coordinate and evaluate trials on the paper machines, pulp mill, secondary fiber, or other parts of the mill. - Conduct routine pulp and paper tests that are required for evaluation of trials or for trouble shooting on the machines. - Monitor key process sensing equipment to determine accuracy and reliability. lf a problem is detected, implement repair. - Conduct routine pulp quality tests on a weekly basis. These tests will be chip washing efficiency and sand settling tank efficiency, along with any others that are deemed necessary. - Conduct periodic monitoring of key consistency loops on stock chests. Also, interface with the E/l department in order to improve loops that are not functioning correctly. - Order and maintain routine laboratory supplies and chemical solutions. - Assist in the start-up of projects assigned to them, - Update lab MSDS's for materials and chemicals used in the lab. - Other duties as needs and interest arise. Educational Requirements/Qualifications:
Must be currently enrolled student majoring in Chemical or Paper Engineering and have completed the freshman year but not surpassed senior status. A minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.0 is required and you must be eligible to work in the US on a full time basis. Abilities/Skills:
Strong written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidate must display maturity and a high level of professionalism. Employer Expectations:
The Co-op student must take ownership of his work. The ability to work with other lab personnel, operators, and supervisors is a requirement. A positive work attitude is essential. Housing/Relocation for Co-op Term:
- Reimbursement for travel expenses from your permanent home or campus address to the Manistee area at the beginning and end of the co-op period - Housing Stipend:
$500 per month will be provided to students whose primary address or student address (whichever is closer) is greater than 50 miles from the assigned PCA facility If you are interested in applying for our Co-op please attend the career fair at Michigan Tech University on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to submit your resume. Job #16-17 PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status. .