Title:  IT/OT Systems Strategy Engineer

Requisition ID:  2915

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Department:  Information Technology
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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Job Summary: The IT/OT Systems Strategy Engineer will be responsible for analyzing, designing, and implementing technical solutions to support the integration and standardization of Information Technology and Operational Technology systems. They will provide expertise in resolving complex technical issues related to IT/OT convergence and work closely with other teams to ensure secure convergence of IT/OT systems. The ideal candidate will have a functional background in both IT and OT systems.


This role can be done remotely in the United States. The preferred location would be near one of our paper mills: Augusta, GA; Macon, GA; West Monroe, LA; Texarkana, TX; Kalamazoo, MI; Middletown, OH.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other teams to develop and implement IT/OT converged systems that enable secure seamless communication and collaboration between IT and OT systems.
  • Analyze current IT and OT systems and identify areas for convergence and improvement.
  • Work closely with IT and OT teams to understand requirements and develop technical strategies for implementing secure and resilient converged networks.
  • Design and implement technical solutions to support the integration and standardization of IT and OT systems.
  • Create and maintain system documentation, including system architecture diagrams, technical specifications, and user guides.
  • Act as a technical SME for IT/OT convergence initiatives and projects.
  • Provide support to IT/OT project teams to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Design IT/OT systems, including hardware, software, and networking technologies.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot IT/OT converged systems to ensure they are performing optimally and meeting business requirements.
  • Collaborate with IT and OT teams to ensure alignment of company standards and industry best practices.
  • Provide 2nd tier technical support for IT and OT systems.
  • Adhere to change control, security policies and audit requirements.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in IT and OT convergence and make recommendations for improvement.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with either IT or OT networks.
  • Strong technical understanding of IT and OT systems including infrastructure and applications.
  • Experience with integrating IT and OT systems.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems (ICS, MES, QCS, data historian, process technology and analytics) running in a highly available production environment.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and best practices relating to IT/OT convergence (i.g. NIST 800-82, CPWE, ISA/IEC 62443).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with VMware and Windows Server
  • Relevant certifications, such as CISSP, CCNA, or MCP, are a plus.



Salary Min:   $66,500.00

Salary Mid:   $88,700.00

Salary Max:  $110,900.00


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.


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