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Requisition ID:  17746 - 159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Up to 50%

Position Purpose

Position is responsible for all electrical/electronic related issues including projects, maintenance support, upgrading/maintaining facilities, and equipment as well as leading projects on their own with a focus on safety and productivity. Performs as a team member of various project teams where capital improvements have been identified against specific business issues. Also serves as a coordinator or clearing house of ideas for improvement techniques and implementation strategies

Basic Function: To provide engineering design and support for related electrical components of all equipment and facility processes, capital project management and planning, installation and up-keep of electrical systems or plant systems by performing the following duties.

Principle Functional Responsibilities:

  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of GPI technology in safety (CAT III intent), controls, instrumentation, motion (drives), Operator Interface and process control/improvement strategy
  • Learns, applies and maintains process knowledge in printing press designs, gluer safety, and other engineering-related processes and programs. Application of formal Risk Analysis in safety designs.
  • Leads installation, operation, process improvement and strategic maintenance of equipment.
  • Develops motor controls, process logic control systems and schematics
  • Application of NFPA Guidelines including publication 70 (National Electric Code) and ANSI B65
  • Develops project scope of work packages
  • Actively manages, develops and leads all phases of Electrical Capital Projects.
  • Manages and supports electrical project budget development process.
  • Leads specification development of standards for design and purchasing, including RCM requirements such as PM and stringent recommended spare part methodology.

Key Competencies:

  • Results driven with demonstrated ability working in a high-performance, high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Electronic component diagnostics and troubleshooting skills including PLCs, VFD Drives, DCS systems and computer related controls and programming capabilities.
  • Ability to execute concise and effective “mission based” effective programming development in PC/PLC.
  • Proven experience in process improvement and project management.
  • Must have good attention to details but be able to manage the big picture and have a “make-the-numbers” mentality.
  • Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day-in and day-out basis.
  • Must be able to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
  • Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.
  • Good listening, as well as written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid planning, leadership, and administrative skills.
  • High energy, demonstrates urgency, purpose, and fast pace.
  • Independent, self-starter with desire for continuous learning and employee development.
  • Ability to navigate complex organization structures to successfully complete assignments.
  • Must be available to travel up to 75%.

Desired Background:

  • 5 years of related experience, including 2 years of troubleshooting experience with close support of production equipment.
  • Printing or converting industry experience a plus.
  • Experience with PLC and PC based control systems (AB, Siemens, Rexroth).
  • HMI (Human Machine Interface) development using Wonderware, C-More, AB, Siemens, or similar applications.
  • A strong understanding of industrial communications, AC/DC drives and motors, and servo control.
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • Technical training at various levels of the organization.
  • Excellent team skills - as team member and trainer and developer.
  • Understanding of National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred

Essential Job Functions include the following:

  • General hours of work are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST). Overtime is frequently required including availability on the weekends to answer calls.
  • Must be able to travel long distances by car and plane.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to hear and verbally respond. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision. Employee is required to wear steel toe shoes, safety glasses and hearing protecting when walking in the manufacturing area. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles and extreme heat. The noise level in the immediate work environment is normally quiet, however requires exposure to a noisy manufacturing environment.


Required Experience

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. Learn more about us at

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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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