Co-op Electrical Engineer 2024/2025

Counce, TN 38326, USA Req #9374
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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.

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Co-op Electrical Engineer

This position is 3 rotating terms with the understanding that you sign up with the co-op program at your university.

We are looking for 1 Electrical Engineering co-op starting their rotation in fall 2024 and 1 the spring 2025 semester.


Co- Op Reliability Engineer Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Area Reliability Engineers as a resource on daily troubleshooting issues.  Second and Third Term students will be assigned additional job duties to further their development.
  • Work on special project assignments assisting Reliability Engineers.  This will help teach responsibility and develop communication skills.
  • Focus on predictive and preventive maintenance techniques to improve equipment reliability.  Examples are lubrication techniques, optical alignment and vibration analysis.
    Exposure to best practice maintenance and assist in root cause failure analysis process to resolve equipment failures.


Co- Op Project EngineerResponsibilities include:

  • The co-op will work with the Project Engineering group.
  • Work with Project Engineers as a resource for capital projects.
  • Work on special projects assigned to assist engineers, teach responsibility, and improve communication.
  • Utilize computer software for P&ID drawing and assist in maintaining equipment files.
  • Will be required to work with other lab personnel, operators, and supervisors.

Basic Qualifications:

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, Texas A&M University, University of Miami Ohio, Tennessee Technology University, or any University of TN and majoring in Electrical Engineering or a related field 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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Internship
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  • Counce, TN 38326, USA