• Spring 2019 Engineering Co-Op

    Job Locations US-IA-Tama
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    Job Description:    CoOp internship - Paper Science and Engineering/Chemical Engineering student at Caraustar’s CRB Mill Group
    Job Location:           Caraustar’s Tama Iowa Paperboard Mill
    Time Slots:              Spring semester 2019
    Positions Available:  Chemical Engineering position reporting to the Technical Manager


    Job Responsibilities:
    Student will spend the internship working & learning in our Coated Recycled Paperboard facility.  The program will require students to work in a full-time hourly position for 8hrs/day, M-F (40hrs/wk).  Student will be paired with the Technical Manager, which will provide guidance & mentorship throughout the semester.  During the semester, student’s duties will include project work to include the following:
    - Safety Management: The critical nature of promoting and ensuring a safe work environment and safe work practices for and by all associates in the mill
    - Production: an in-depth overview of CRB production; working directly with production crews & equipment, conducting routine lab work to document operations and improvement efforts
    - Quality Control: understanding the fundamentals of testing equipment, QC results and reporting & the quality variables and attributes of finished products
    - Maintenance: facility maintenance requirements; preventative maintenance & daily upkeep of equipment
    Abilities/Skills: Strong laboratory, written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills required; students must display a high level of professionalism & safety awareness.
    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 tools (required)
    - Self-motivated and ability to work well in team environments.


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