Title:  Engineering Manager

Requisition ID:  1627

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.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Manages engineers to maintain and continuously improve GPI’s machinery product line for the purposes of supporting the sale of GPI paperboard and cartons and facilitating growth of the paperboard carton market globally.


Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Manage Machinery Product Line and Engineering Group.
  • Manage direct reports and matrix organization for development projects and ongoing in-field activities.
  • Help develop engineers through mentorship, engagement and training.
  • Manage engineering design activities and machinery manufacturing projects to meet customer specifications, schedule, and budget.


Managing through Systems:

  • Provide sales support for standard and custom packaging systems and engineering services.
  • Maintain and improve existing product line to stay ahead of the competition and create new packaging sales placement opportunities. 
  • Analyze problems and efficiency improvement opportunities in carton converting operations, propose efficiency improvement projects, and execute approved efficiency improvement projects. 
  • Set design and manufacturing standards for production of machinery systems at multiple manufacturing locations. 


Sales Support:

  • Develop estimates and schedules for proposal generation and presentation to customers.
  • Prepare and present proposals to customers. 


Technical Development:

  • Top-level conceptual design of large packaging machinery systems using SolidWorks 3D CAD system with SmarTeam integrated PDM system.
  • Manage and continuously improve system performance, safety, and ergonomics.
  • Monitor and research market landscape to define packaging machine and carton system requirements.
  • Direct responsibility for machine and carton system development and implementation.
  • Collaborate with customers, sales and marketing to convert customer requirements into practical packaging solutions and system performance requirements.
  • Concept-to-reality management of packaging machinery development projects.  Create system performance specifications and machinery features, balancing customer/market needs against development and repeat-build cost.
  • Compose development proposals and project plans, schedules, and budget proposals and present to senior management.  Implement and manage approved project plans.


Field Support:

  • In-field project and service management, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. The Company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft and coated-recycled board. The Company's customers include some of the most widely recognized companies in the world.

Our vision -- to provide packaging solutions that improve the world in which we live -- can be achieved by delivering value to our customers, building a high performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities in which we operate.  Graphic Packaging has approximately 12,500 employees working in more than 50 locations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at

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 EEO is the Law Poster.

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