Title:  Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID:  4443

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  Up to 25%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Our machines are some of the fastest packaging machines in the world with the fastest product changeovers in the industry.  Our customers are among the most highly recognized, global, food and beverage brands.  An Electrical Design Engineer in the Packaging Machinery Division is required to manage tasks associated with electrical design and build of packaging machinery


Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for complete electrical project management including scheduling, planning, machine power-up, test, debug, shipment and change orders.
  • Control system design for manufacturing equipment including control panel engineering, PLC, Servo and HMI programming, and start-up support.
  • Estimate engineering resource, parts and labor costs.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in design, programming, and troubleshooting of control systems.
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills, enabling the ability to interact with all levels of management, clients, and vendors.
  • Machine system understanding, able to collaborate with Mechanical Engineers on what control features are required. Determine best control solutions with Mechanical Engineers.
  • Develop project documentation, electrical schematics and program files for highly customized machines.
  • Coordinate multiple assignments for on time completion of projects within budgets.
  • Prioritize resources and delegate tasks. Track project progress, schedule and cost on custom machinery.
  • Attend customer check-outs and resolve detailed technical queries. Typical customer level interaction: Plant Managers, domestic and international operations.
  • Work with manufacturing, service and customers to resolve machine problems.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Position Requirements:

  • Experience designing electrical systems/controls for dynamic mechanical timed mechanisms.
  • BSEE or BSEET or equivalent required.
  • Specific experience with Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens Servos, PLCs and HMIs, control panel design, and the configuration of industrial communication networks such as ethernet and/or profinet.
  • 5 -10 years of engineering experience with PLC , Servo and HMI automation applications and Project Management. 


Pay Range:   $76,860.00 - $102,480.00


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta