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Title:  Engineer, Reliability

Requisition ID:  17224-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Up to 25%

The Reliability Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing   and sustaining reliability plans and programs to reduce unscheduled equipment downtime and improve overall process reliability.  This position is also responsible for leading the facility’s continuous improvement plans and cost reduction efforts.

 JOB FUNCTION: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Develop, implement, improve and manage new and existing equipment predictive and preventive maintenance programs
  • Work with multiple sites across the Americas converting division. Travel requirement of 50-75%.
  • Lead RCFE (Root Cause Failure Elimination) process to identify root cause and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Analyze downtime to identify chronic/sporadic failures and lead reliability improvement efforts.
  • Troubleshoot chronic issues and develop action plans to minimize impact on equipment availability.
  • Develop, implement and sustain reliability best practices to reduce unscheduled maintenance downtime and costs.
  • Assist in development and utilization of key reliability metrics to consistently measure performance.
  • Review and critique outage and PM execution to identify obstacles and recommend improvements.
  • Provide long-range planning for the facility and equipment needs, including capital and major repairs jointly w/ E&M Managers.
  • Manage OEM specific programs aimed at transforming equipment condition and reliability.
  • Document maintenance and management of machinery and software.


Required Skills


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical preferred, or equivalent relevant work experience, preferably Folding Carton industry related.
  • Must understand RCM, planning and scheduling best practices.
  • Experience as Six Sigma Black-belt or Continuous Improvement/LEAN experience preferred.


  •  Strong communication skills, leadership skills-relationship building, and group facilitation skills.
  •  Business presence, ability to work through others, technical presence, extensive circle of influence, computer skills, and strong project management.

Required Experience


  • Strong experience in Reliability Engineering, root cause and failure analyses (FMEA). 
  •  5 years of engineering and maintenance experience preferred. Will consider a degreed engineer with 2-3 years’ experience with demonstrated leadership, RCM, planning and scheduling best practices. 


At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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. Learn more about us at

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

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.

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