Some people appreciate having a job that is routine. What Zollie Harris loves about his job is that it’s anything but.

“My day-to-day routine is ever changing,” says Harris, a project engineer at the Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs, Ga. facility. “I might find myself walking through a scope of work with a contractor one day, the next day I’ll be going through a detailed design with the vendor.”

In this installment of an ongoing video series focusing on careers at Georgia-Pacific, Harris explains what he loves the most about his job – the implementation of capital projects – and gives some sound advice to those who are considering a career in engineering.

“I would encourage them to strive to excel in math and science, but also make sure you don’t forget your communication skills,” Harris says. “Communication goes hand-in-hand with your understanding of the fundamental principals that you’re using to do your job.”

Harris also encourages students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to paper products.

“The engineering field is a very good field for students who have vivid imaginations,” Harris says. “The saying is, ‘If you think it, you can build it,’ so there’s a lot more associated with paper making than most people realize.

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