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Title:  Project Engineer

Requisition ID:  20424-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Negligible


Plans, leads and conducts detailed phases of engineering work in part of a major project or in a total project of limited scope. Coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, people management and troubleshooting for engineering projects. Assigns responsibilities and builds schedules based on project specifications. Ensures project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost. Reports to management on progress and recommends plan and schedule changes when necessary.

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.

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

Provide safety leadership by treating safety equal to production in designs, following mill safety policies and being an example to contractors and construction managers.

  • Under general direction; plans, leads and conducts detailed phases of engineering work in part of a major project or in a total project.
  • Partners with project stakeholders to determine scope of the project.
  • Responsible to align project with company polices, safety and environmental standards.
  • Coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, people management, and troubleshooting for engineering projects.
  • Directs and coordinates manufacturing and installation of improvements and/or plant systems.
  • Assigns responsibilities and builds schedules based on project specifications.
  • Maintains project documentation for process, future maintenance, safety, environmental and other policy compliance.
  • Lead and guide project work with an emphasis on electrical and control systems.
  • Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical support information.
  • 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. 

Required Skills

• SAP experience preferred.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Project, plus AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.
• Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.
• Design skills, presenting technical information, equipment maintenance experience.
• Able to balance Safety, Quality, project planning and execution, technical zeal, and project costs versus benefits.

• 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.
• Occasional 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.

• Integrity & Trust
• Action Oriented
• Priority Setting
• Drive for Results
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Organizational Skills and Time Management

Required Experience


  • 10 -15 years manufacturing experience in heavy industry with paper mill experience preferred.
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.
  • Must be able to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.


  • BS degree required in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid planning, leadership, and administrative skills.
  • Experience in industrial maintenance supervision is desirable.

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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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