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Engineering Rotational Program 2023

Engineering Rotational Program 2023 – Various Locations

Opportunity Summary:  As an Early Career Associate you are responsible for providing technical expertise and support for various departments of the organization.

How you will impact WestRock:
  • The two-year program consists of a series of rotations designed to explore different engineering functions and aspects of the paper and packaging industry
  • Rotations are selected based on business need and can be anywhere within the United States
  • This role as a Process, Production or Project engineer has multiple responsibilities including continually exploring opportunities to optimize production, improve quality, and reduce cost.
  • The ECD Rotational Associate may also support projects in Supply Chain and Logistics, Sustainability, Safety, R&D, and/or special assignments

What you need to succeed:
  •  Required: Bachelor’s degree in Pulp Paper, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Safety Engineering
  •  Preferred: Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA
  • Required: Prior experience in Operations, Paper Manufacturing, or a related field
Technical Skills:
  • Microsoft Office – Excel, Outlook
  •  Working knowledge of maintenance techniques and equipment (i.e. pumps, valves, motors, gear boxes)
Critical Skills / Capabilities:
  • Analytical: Demonstrates a general understanding of various sources of information or data that are relevant to the business; summarizes or integrates information for routine problems or issues with oversight from others as necessary
  • Detail-Oriented: Has an eye for recognizing errors or differences; plans and completes work with thoroughness, giving attention to specific information and individual details, conditions, necessary record keeping, and elements of that work
  • Time Management: Plans, prioritizes, and manages time spent on accomplishing tasks to increase productivity and efficiency; demonstrates awareness and control over amount of time spent on activities; meets deadlines
  • Communication: Clearly exchanges thoughts, ideas, and messages through written, verbal, and non-verbal methods that promote an understanding with the target audience; listens carefully and attentively
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates willingness to relocate anywhere within the United States based on business need, flexibility, and a willingness to modify one’s approach to achieve desired results; responds quickly to changing demands, processes, and updated information
  • Organizational Skills: Plans, arranges and/or monitor's work to ensure achievement of desired results; establishes a systematic course of action to accomplish objectives
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others to complete a task or achieve a common objective; ability to cooperate in both interpersonal and team relationships to foster enthusiasm and maintain mutual trust, candor, and respect for others.  Works through conflict constructively
  • Problem-Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations; demonstrates tackling a problem by using a logical, systematic, or sequential approach
  • Innovation: Applies ‘out of the box’ thinking and thorough research to develop creative new ideas and approaches to accomplish a goal or objective in an efficient and effective way

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at
WestRock is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans