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Title:  Maintenance Associate - Electrical & Instrumentation

Requisition ID:  6521-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  0

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. 


OPPORTUNITY: We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join the Augusta Mill as a Maintenance E&I Associate. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry. The Maintenance E&I Associate starting a rate of pay is $22.78 for external candidates and $25.55 for internal candidates. 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, 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.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All applicants MUST complete the Maintenance Associate Pre-Screen. Please click on the URL below or copy and paste it into the web address line. Candidates will need the following information to complete the screen for the Augusta, GA Mill.


Website:          https://gate.aon.com/candidate/apply

Promotion code:         GPI-AugustaMill-EIMAPre


JOB SUMMARY: We are looking for dependable people with excellent problem-solving, learning, communication and teamwork skills to fill our Maintenance Associate position. This new position will assist journeyman-level E&I in routine maintenance work as well as performing many duties independently.


Duties for the Maintenance E&I Associate include, but are not restricted to, electrical circuit troubleshooting & repair, conduit & wire installation, lighting repair, PLC troubleshooting & repair, drive troubleshooting & repair, Instrumentation & control valve calibration, troubleshooting & repair, and HVAC work.


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

  • Understands importance of and complies with Mill and department safety and environmental policies, procedures and practices
  • Maintain a safe work environment for yourself and other associates
  • Troubleshooting and servicing all production and support equipment within the facility in a safe and efficient manner while ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Provides technical support by operating a variety of electrical testing equipment in locating and determining types of electrical malfunctions within the mill.
  • Studies plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirement and sequence of repairs and/or installations.


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.



  • Associate or technical degree in Instrumentation or Electrical
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment.
  • Strong math/physics understanding.
  • Instrumentation background on the E&I side


SKILLS:Commitment to safety and quality

  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to learn through self-directed study and desire for advancement
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to function in a team environment.

AND one of the following

  • One (1) year experience in any of the following Maintenance Skill Areas: INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTRICAL


  • One (1) year vocational/technical education in the Instrumentation Electrical Disciplines: INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTRICAL



  • General schedule is a Monday through Friday 8-hour assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, weekends, and/or holidays and be punctual while doing so.
  • Work any shift and/or a rotating shift schedule
  • Work overtime on a regular basis and with last minute notification
  • Work holidays and/or weekends on a regular basis


  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (hard hat, earplugs, steel-toed boots, safety glasses at a minimum)
  • Ability to operate or work in industrial conditions - may be warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, heavy machinery or elevated working surfaces (with proper safety training and safety protection)
  • Frequent walking, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, and climbing.
  • Ability to move wrists, hands, and/or fingers to turn valves and make adjustments to equipment.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All applicants MUST complete the Maintenance Associate Pre-Screen. Please click on the URL below or copy and paste it into the web address line. Candidates will need the following information to complete the screen for the Augusta, GA Mill.


Website:          https://gate.aon.com/candidate/apply

Promotion code:         GPI-AugustaMill-EIMAPre


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.  

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