Safety & Health

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia‐Pacific (GP) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. Georgia‐Pacific products are part of everyday life. And while they fill a diverse range of home, commercial and industrial needs, they have one thing in common: they’re all made to high standards of quality and safety. Our 35,000 employees around the world are always looking for better ways of doing things – and our customers, consumers and society benefit. We believe in investing in the communities in which we live and work, and our Foundation supports initiatives to improve the quality of life for everyone.

Safety & Health Entry‐Level Program (Full‐Time)

The Safety & Health Entry‐Level Professional (ELP) program is an unprecedented training and skill‐building opportunity, designed to prepare college graduates for a successful long‐term career with Georgia‐Pacific. Safety & Health ELP’s will spend up to 18 months in a field assignment, during which time they will learn how GP strives for superior performance in health and safety and health excellence. In addition to gaining exposure to business leadership and manufacturing processes, Safety & Health ELP’s will also receive hands‐on, experiential training and practical application for GP’s safety and health practices. During the field assignments, ELPs will continue to engage with the Global Safety and Health group on scheduled off‐site safety and health audits, industrial hygiene surveys, training programs, meetings, and other opportunities in different businesses and geographical areas.

*Ability and willingness to relocate is required for consideration.

Apply to the Safety Associate Position

Safety & Health Summer Internship

GP also offers an opportunity for rising Junior or Senior undergraduate students (or Masters students) to work as Safety & Health Summer Interns. The tenure of this internship program is typically from the end of May through mid‐August, and internships are located on‐site at one of GP’s nearly 300 operating facilities. Summer interns will gain first‐hand exposure to operations, and take part in engaging, meaningful, and challenging work. Near the end of the Summer program, interns will travel back to Atlanta to deliver final presentations for senior leadership, in which they will summarize their work, contributions, and key takeaways from their time with GP.

*Ability and willingness to relocate is required for consideration.

Apply to the Safety Intern Position

Don't just take our word for it...

Juliana | University of South Florida
My ELP experience has been remarkable. The ELP program allowed for a smooth transition from a university setting to working in the safety field and helped me develop the qualities needed for a leadership role. Starting in Atlanta, I was able to build relationships with the Global Safety and Health team and participate in trainings that prepared me to work in a manufacturing setting. During my rotation at a plywood mill, I applied those acquired skills and knowledge to projects involving a variety of safety topics such as LOTO, Fall Prevention, and Process Safety. These projects enhance my abilities to assess and reduce risk, facilitate employee participation in safety objectives, and help drive continuous improvement for the mill and GP.

Katie | Keene State College
My journey in the ELP program began at GP’s Alabama River Cellulose facility where I became qualified in HAZCOM emergency response and spent a great deal of time focusing on training, development, and delivery, while improving the overall safety culture. My second rotation was spent in Atlanta, supporting the Building Products division for six months and then the Global S&H group for the remaining months, focusing on training and industrial hygiene, and managing safety from a higher organizational level. Currently, I am a EHS Specialist at the Lexington Dixie plant coordinating all environmental affairs and managing compliance training, procedures, and execution of occupational health standards. The ELP program has given me necessary training and development to become a first‐rate safety professional while creating long term value at GP.

Chris | Indiana University of Pennsylvania
GP has helped launch my career as the site Safety Manager at our gypsum facility in Wheatfield, IN. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, my experience in the ELP program has been a life‐changing journey. I began my rotation living in southern California working in GP’s packaging division. Soon after, I got to experience the day‐to‐day operations at our containerboard mill in Virginia. All within a span of two years, I have traveled across the country to many facilities and have since grown an extensive professional network of great coworkers. The ELP program is like no other, as I have been involved with high‐level facility operations, enhancing and implementing safety management systems, while also developing my leadership skills. I was amazed at all the opportunities with which GP presented me, to enhance my skills and succeed. The ELP program will give you the chance to discover your potential as a safety professional!

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