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Title:  Mechanical Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  17437 - 159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Negligible


A Mechanical Design Engineer in the Packaging Machinery Division leads, manages, and supports the design and development of new packaging machinery systems as well the application engineering of standard & highly customized machines. The position provides engineering support for troubleshooting in-field customer issues, machinery system upgrades & installation, and spare part support for machinery systems worldwide. Collaboration with Carton Design, Sales, Estimating, Assembly and Fabrication are required to ensure our machines and cartons are optimized for best packaging system performance and efficiency. The Project Engineer is also called on to support or lead Lean/Six Sigma projects to improve the operation of machinery, reduce manufacturing costs, and increase engineering efficiency. Daily functions require minimal supervision however the Project Engineer is expected to coordinate the activities of technicians & engineers on projects as required ensuring product standardization and proper resource utilization. 

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

  • Responsible for project/product line management including scheduling, planning, estimating and manpower assignment. 
  • Prepare complex layout and proposals and detail drawings in accordance with Engineering Standards from rough sketches, models, or verbal descriptions. 
  • Prepare studies, concepts, and proposals for project justification and approval. 
  • Manage day to day activities of assigned engineering personnel. 
  • Work with Manufacturing, Service & Customers to resolve machine problems. 
  • Assist Sales & Marketing on presentation of proposals to customers. 
  • Prepare bills of material and cost estimates as required. 
  • Maintain drawing and specification files. 
  • Review and check work of others for conformance to Engineering Standards, dimensioning and clarity of data. 


  • Must have minimum of 3 years’ experience in machinery design and engineering project management experience.  
  • 3 years of experience with Solid Works design software


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. 

Required Experience

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.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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