Title:  Mill Division Electrical Engineering Manager

Requisition ID:  21176-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

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

Graphic Packaging International, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.


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 www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefits offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.




The Mill Division Electrical Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing Engineering Project Leadership, and technical and machine troubleshooting support, for 14 paper machines at 8 locations across the US and Canada.   They will also be responsible for leading and supervising a team of engineers as they develop, test, modify, and create solutions to technical problems. The candidate must have expert knowledge in developing all facets of engineering, capital requests, procuring equipment and services, leading installation of new equipment, managing vendors and contractors, and paper mill process trouble shooting.


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


  • Lead and manage engineers and contractors.  Develop capital requests, RFP’s, bids, and recommend vendors. Hire vendors.  Manage construction and quality control of new projects.
  • Demonstrates organizational agility by being able to find solutions through teamwork.
  • Utilizes strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrates professional presence.
  • Develop and maintain accurate and complete spending forecasts
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly build positive relationships at each mill
  • Complete projects safely, on-time, and on-budget
  • Oversee the research and development of new products and procedures.
  • Hire, train, and mentor engineers and supporting staff.
  • Write performance reviews and solve internal issues.
  • Discuss and lay out project specifications.
  • Make detailed plans to accomplish goals.
  • Review, approve, or modify product designs.
  • Prepare budgets, bids, and contracts.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Review and recommend contracts.
  • Develop cost estimates.
  • Draft proposals and reports for upper management.
  • Improve manufacturing processes.
  • Develop overall concepts for new and existing equipment.
  • Check technical accuracy of work.
  • Establish administrative policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Coordinate activities of unit with other units or organizations.
  • Confer with higher levels of management.
  • Ensure that equipment files and database are maintained properly.
  • Understand equipment operation and function as required to determine preventive and predictive maintenance needs
  • Work with peers to achieve goals.
  • Provide input to the 5-year capital and infrastructure program.
  • Demonstrate communication and listening skills with proven ability to communicate internally and externally with all levels of the organization.
  • Assist operations engineers and operators in troubleshooting electrical and controls problems.
  • Up to 50% travel.
  • Design controls and electrical systems.
  • 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.



  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of pulp and paper mill manufacturing, and engineering experience required.
  • Extensive knowledge of controls (DCS and PLC) is required.  Experience in Allen-Bradley / Rockwell PLC’s is important. 
  • Extensive knowledge of power distribution, motors, variable frequency drives, and best practices in their design and installation is important.
  • Experience as a Mill Manager or Mill Operations Manager is desired.
  • Must be well organized, analytical, decisive, action oriented and a team player.
  • Proven safety leadership along with working knowledge of OSHA requirements and ability to combine exceptional compliance with ease of operations
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office software; AutoCad, Primavera, and SAP a plus.
  • Ability to identify electrical and electro-mechanical issues, diagnose and solve problems, and to apply this knowledge and experience to the design and installation of new systems.



  • Must be well organized, analytical, decisive, action oriented and a team player.
  • Proven safety leadership along with working knowledge of OSHA requirements and ability to combine exceptional compliance with ease of operations



  • General schedule is a continuous 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.
  • Overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail
  • Up to 50% travel maybe required.



  • Problem Solving
  • Priority Setting
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Process Management
  • Organizing
  • Action Oriented
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Dealing with Ambiguity



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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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