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Title:  Mgr., Engineering Services

Requisition ID:  18693-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Up to 100%


The Engineering Manager (Paper) role was created to provide technical solutions to the GPI Mill operations.  The key customers are the owners and operators of GPI’s paper machines.  The key deliverables are Best Practices, Paper technical support, problem solving, risk management and technical support for new projects. This role applies knowledge, skills and abilities to the design, cost estimate development, and implementation of capital and local improvement projects; planning and conceptualization of strategic improvements.  They perform various skilled tasks associated with design, engineering, maintenance, installation, startup, testing and troubleshooting of paper machine systems and associated equipment. They understand and align business operations and Engineering as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.  The key deliverables are a strong emphasis on wet-end chemistry, sizers, and coaters.

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

This position will be responsible for safe operations of all of GPI’s paper machines, technical support to the paper machine managers.  The overall priority for this position is cost reduction for each of the mills and fostering best practices.

  • Risk management to protect people and equipment
  • Cost reduction
  • Foster Best practices
  • Foster corporate networks to provide solutions to GPI
  • Technical support for Paper Machines-specifically wet-end chemistry, sizers, and coaters
  • Other duties as assigned.


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • Experience at or above the level of a Finished Products manager
  • Developed training that includes benchmarking, operational best practices, maintenance and basic care best practice recommendations.
  • Developed and implemented long term sustainability initiatives to deliver benefits year over year.
  • Managed the day to day operations of a Finished Products department
  • Worked with maintenance department to resolve operational issues within the Paper and Finishing areas
  • Managed all chemical and clothing trials within the Finished Products area.
  • Planned annual maintenance outages and upgrades in the Finished Products area.
  • Project work included: installation, rebuild, etc. List relevant project work



  • Four-year degree Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering preferred or; 15 years of compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Paper machine operations management experience



  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Ability to lead through influence
  • Resources and network that enables problems solving
  • Expert in paper machine design and operation
  • Success is defined as bringing value to bottom line by bringing forward and implementing solutions
  • Skilled in using technical tools to problem solve
  • Proven ability to get results



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Must be able to travel up to 100% with overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.

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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