Product Development Co-op

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 12/13/2016

Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corp. North Charleston, SC

North Charleston, SC
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


The Co-op Student is responsible for assisting with the successful completion of projects related to Product Development. As the student gains increased knowledge and experience, he/she will become responsible for completing independent projects. Typical projects include running trials in the paper/pulp mills; producing and evaluating properties of TAPPI hand sheets; assisting with pilot equipment; implementing profit, productivity, and quality improvements; completing economic justifications. Reports and data prepared by the student are utilized as a basis for management decisions related to safety, environmental, quality, and production issues.

Through this work experience, the Co-op Student will:

Apply concepts learned in Pulp and Paper or Engineering classes

Relate real world experience in classes

Develop an understanding of an Engineer s role in an industrial setting

Learn about the general operations of a manufacturing facility

Develop the ability to communicate with a variety of people in all types of positions

Expand his/her technical skills, such as pertinent computer programs/software, technical report writing, and general problem solving skills

Benefits include:

Excellent pay ($18.00 per hour, first work semester)

Paid holidays

Overtime pay

Housing stipend ($700 per month) for non-local students

Seniority accrual


Paper Science or Engineering major with Paper Science background

Minimum 3.0 GPA (must be maintained through co-op experience)

Completed four semesters

Willing to work in an industrial environment

Strong leadership capabilities

Good project planning and execution

Excellent interpersonaland communication skills

Initiative and perseverance

Team player

May require limited amounts of travel

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled