IPG Paper Science and Engineering Internship

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Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
 Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. We are hiring Paper Science and Engineering - Summer interns to join our thriving IPG team at 5 facilities including Austell, GA; Rock Hill, SC; Welcome, NC; Taylors, SC & Oshkosh, WI. This internship requires a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is looking to learn and grow with our company. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 


 Description:  Paper Science & Mechanical/Chemical Engineering  - Summer internships 
Job Location:           Welcome, NC - IPG (Industrial Products Group) Facility
Timeframe:   Summer semester 2018
Job Responsibilities:
Students will spend the internship working & learning in a designated Caraustar Industrial Products Group facility.  The program will require students to work in a full-time hourly position for 8hrs/day, M-F (40hrs/wk). The position is a full time, paid internship.  Students will be paired with the facility manager, which will provide guidance & mentorship throughout the semester.  During the semester, students’ duties will include:
- Production: an in-depth overview of spiral tube & core production; working directly with production crews & equipment
- Quality Control: understanding the fundamentals of testing equipment & the quality variables and attributes of finished products
- Maintenance: facility maintenance requirements; preventative maintenance & daily upkeep of equipment
- Administrative: purchasing, HR, shipping/receiving, production scheduling, manager & supervisor requirements & performance management techniques
Abilities/Skills: Strong written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills required; students must display a high level of professionalism & leadership tact.
Employer Expectations: Demonstrates acceptance of responsibility; shows pride in work performed; demonstrates flexibility in acceptance of assignments and schedules; maintains professional behavior and appearance; exhibits dependability.
Career Opportunities:  Students that display a high level of engagement/comprehension may be offered a salaried administrative position post-graduation.  Positions could include, but not limited to, facility & production level management.  


Job Requirements:        
- Sophomore or higher level in Paper Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
- Prior experience preferred, but not required.
- GPA of 2.8 or higher.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (required) and PARCView data analysis and visualization software (preferred, but not required).
- Self-motivated and ability to work well in team environments.


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