610-VALDOSTA MILL-H, 5495 Clyattville Lake Park Rd, 5495 Clyattville Lake Park Rd, Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America ● Valdosta, GA, USA Req #8606
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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

We are seeking resumes for a Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice (AD) in our Valdosta, GA. Paper Mill.


Basic Qualifications:

Position requires minimum age 18

High School diploma or G.E.D

Work any assigned shift including weekends, holidays and overtime

At least two years of full or part-time work in the last four years

Ability to read, write and speak in English

Satisfactory completion of background check and drug screen.

Applicants will be required to have one of the following:
- A diploma from a technical college in industrial maintenance.
- Three years of service in the field of mechanical maintenance (Pipe Fitting, Welding, Millwright, Vibration, or Machinist).
- Three years of military service in the field of mechanical maintenance (Pipe Fitting, Welding, Millwright, Vibration, or Machinist) or completed a comparable certified Maintenance Apprentice Program.

Tests and Board Interview:

Those selected to go through the PCA hiring process will be asked to take a series of five written tests and take part in a structured board interview.

The five written tests are all timed and involve:

Basic mechanical principles

Basic arithmetic skills

The ability to visualize three-dimensional figures

The ability to compare numbers or patterns quickly and accurately

Basic verbal ability


The interview will be conducted by a four-person board and involves a review of each candidate’s:

Work history

Achievements and accomplishments

Knowledge and skill acquisition

Interpersonal skills and helpfulness

Task related likes and dislikes

Physical demands experienced on previous jobs


All applicants will be tested for the following criteria following the interview prior to being considered for a fulltime offer.

Mechanical aptitude & knowledge test.

Basic skills math and physics tests.
Basic mechanical knowledge placement tests package.


Principle Accountabilities:

Work with key mechanical, electrical, and process personnel to support daily and monthly maintenance outages as well as annual outage jobs.

Work with mechanical maintenance/engineering and operations personnel to complete maintenance and capital projects.

Complete necessary programs and training, as indicated in the Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice Program.

Supports the Mills goals for safety, environmental, and other areas of need.

Utilize predictive and preventative maintenance programs to identify and correct equipment issues.

Complete assigned work for daily, monthly, and annual outages.

Effectively complete assigned jobs for best result at lowest cost.

Look for opportunities to solve issues, reduce cost, and improve performance.

Performs other responsibilities as needed.


Preferred Qualifications

Pulp & Paper industry experience preferred.


The successful candidate must possess the following Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to be able to work well under pressure and within time constraints, multi-task, and build sound relationships with both internal and external customers

to exhibit excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and computer skills.

Capable of independently making sound decisions through creative problem-solving, ambiguity, and change.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.

Ability to read and understand technical correspondence, memos, instructions, and reports.

Ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety.


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 Hourly
  • Job Start Date Friday, September 1, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • 610-VALDOSTA MILL-H, 5495 Clyattville Lake Park Rd, 5495 Clyattville Lake Park Rd, Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Valdosta, GA, USA