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Title:  Environmental Lab Technician I

Requisition ID:  14951-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required

Environmental Technician I



The Environmental Technician will be responsible for supporting and conducting the collection, analysis and recordkeeping of various environmental compliance analyses associated with the Augusta Mill Operation.

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

  • Operate environmental testing equipment including but not limited to gas chromatograph, microscope, ion selective electrodes, air monitors associated with confined space testing and other environmental laboratory instrumentation. 
  • Calibrate, standardize, adjust, and maintain instruments.
  • Develop and conduct analytical tests on environmental samples at various stages of process and treatment.
  • Monitor and inspect testing results for compliance, accuracy and quality.
  • Provide comprehensive and concise records of collected data both electronically and handwritten.
  • Perform analysis and interpretation of sampling data to identify trends/patterns.
  • Conduct routine inspections of equipment and identify maintenance needs.
  • Ensure effective application and communication of regulatory information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor / manager.


  • Must have demonstrated track record of success working in a team environment focused on safety, results and problem solving.
  • Strong mathematical and communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access) with demonstrated expertise in spreadsheet manipulation and interpretation.



  • At a minimum an Associate’s Degree in Science, Engineering or associated discipline.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years of related environmental experience in the manufacturing industry.



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment that starts at 4:45 AM and includes a 4-week rotating schedule for weekend coverage.   The employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include nights and 12 hour shifts typically during annual maintenance shut-downs. Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
  • Capable of wearing respiratory protection.
  • Capable of repeatedly lifting 50lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Learning Quickly
  • Organizational Agility
  • Time Management
  • Action Oriented
  • Functional/Technical Skills

We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.   

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 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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