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Chemical Process Engineering Co-op-Spring 2024 (Counce, TN)

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Chemical Process Engineering Co-op-Spring 2024 (Counce, TN)
Packaging Corporation of America (PCA)

**Please note this is a co-op job! You must go through the Co-op Program in order to pursue this opportunity!** 

First step: attend a co-op information session


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.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

Process Co-Ops ChE:

As a co-op, you will be immersed in a high-energy, innovative culture – doing meaningful work, managing projects, and making decisions from the moment you walk into the Mill. Your daily interactions with PCA personnel in Technical and Operations will sharpen your communication skills and strengthen your leadership qualities.

You will have a real impact on the overall process. As you learn about the department’s process, you will use data collection, experimentation, and chemical analysis to troubleshoot and solve actual problems associated with your projects. You will also realize the importance of coordination and teamwork between the departments. In each department, you will take responsibilities to ensure the quality of the process, the efficiency of production and the reliability of the equipment.


You will have the opportunity to work in each of the following departments:

Pulp – The Pulp department is in charge of digesting the wood, recovering the byproducts and producing the necessary chemicals to make linerboard.

Utilities – Utilities department concentrates and combusts the byproducts of the Pulp mill to recover chemicals and provide steam, water, and energy to the mill. PCA currently produces over 70% of our energy consumed.

Paper – The Paper department manages the production, grade, and quality of the linerboard which is the end product at the Counce Mill.

Must be currently enrolled at Mississippi State University, The University of Mississippi, Auburn University, University of Alabama, University of Maine, University of North Carolina State, University of Miami Ohio ,Tennessee Technology University, or an University of TN majoring in Paper Science, Chemical Engineering or related Science and have completed the freshman year. A minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 is required and must be a permanent U.S. resident.  


All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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Counce, Tennessee United States
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