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Title:  Technical Printing Specialist

Requisition ID:  12139-159
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Up to 75%

Scope:  The Converting Specialist - Flexographic Printing  is responsible for developing a high level of printing technology and operational knowledge across the America’s converting facilities to increase asset performance. The incumbent provides expert training, troubleshooting and process improvement services to improve quality and productivity performance to achieve business goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assesses and audits printing press assets and operational workforce in terms of process capabilities, equipment capabilities, crew knowledge, skill, and experience levels and productivity levels, including operational practices, procedures, supporting processes (platemaking, various raw materials and sub-processes), and color measurement and control systems.
  • Develops and delivers customized training on-site and/or off-site, based on the assessments, to all stakeholders in the printing process (operators, shift supervisors, operations, quality/continuous improvement (CI) resources) as needed and appropriate.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of written best practices documentation and standard operating procedures in alignment with training and educational objectives.
  • Identifies areas for improvement and applies continuous improvement concepts and techniques to increase equipment productivity.       Participates and leads process improvement and cost reduction initiatives as assigned.
  • Conducts expert troubleshooting to resolve equipment performance issues related to quality, speed, waste and downtime and recommends/implements solutions to sustain improved performance.
  • Provides expert technical and process knowledge during the installation and start-up of new or redeployed printing assets.
  • As a technical printing expert, partners with converting operations team to support new business opportunities and product development projects. 

This is a summary of the key responsibilities of this position. The Company reserves the right to require the role-holder to undertake such additional tasks or duties as may be within their capabilities and abide by all reasonable rules and instruction given by the Company. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • 7 - 10 or more years of related experience and/or formal training in flexographic printing technology
  • 7 - 10 or more years of related operations production experience, preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Proven and extended knowledge of all print technologies, including offset, flexo and gravure
  • Working operational knowledge of most presses in GPI converting facilities
  • Working knowledge of color standards, ISO print systems, varnishes
  • Proven ability to coach and train others in technical and process skills
  • Proven ability to develop training documents and standard operating procedures
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement methods, i.e. Six Sigma methodology
  • Must be able to travel 75% of the time, as well as, prepared to travel if required on short notice. May include international travel on occasion.

 Key Competencies

  • Effective communicator, both orally and written
  • Successfully identifies root causes and resolves problems and issues
  • Develops positive working relationships through customer-focused mind-set, builds trust
  • Is a team player, works well with others inside and outside the organization
  • Detail-orientated and technically minded
  • Is a self-starter, has initiative, can effectively work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Effectively manages time, plans, projects and related tasks
  • Flexible approach to ensure timely and professional service to support internal manufacturing process
  • Continuously meet targets and objectives, accountable for results

Required Skills

  • Effective communicator, both orally and written
  • Successfully identifies root causes and resolves problems and issues
  • Develops positive working relationships through customer-focused mind-set, builds trust
  • Is a team player, works well with others inside and outside the organization
  • Detail-orientated and technically minded
  • Is a self-starter, has initiative, can effectively work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Effectively manages time, plans, projects and related tasks
  • Flexible approach to ensure timely and professional service to support internal manufacturing process
  • Continuously meet targets and objectives, accountable for results

Required Experience

 

  • 7 - 10 or more years of related experience and/or formal training in flexographic printing technology
  • 7 - 10 or more years of related operations production experience, preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Proven and extended knowledge of all print technologies, including offset, flexo and gravure
  • Working operational knowledge of most presses in GPI converting facilities
  • Working knowledge of color standards, ISO print systems, varnishes
  • Proven ability to coach and train others in technical and process skills
  • Proven ability to develop training documents and standard operating procedures
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement methods, i.e. Six Sigma methodology
  • Must be able to travel 75% of the time, as well as, prepared to travel if required on short notice. May include international travel on occasion.




 


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.


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 EEO is the Law Poster.


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