Title:  Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  3161

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Process Engineer


Location: Chicago, IL  

Business Unit/Corporate Function: Consumer Packaging Division


Summary: Responsible for all aspects of Lean Deployment and Six Sigma Activities. Responsible for providing technical support for capital improvement projects.  Develops or improves equipment / processes by applying creative and innovative engineering applications to achieve “state-of-the-art” technologies.

Job Functions

Lean Initiatives:

  • Provide leadership to Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Provides technical training and support to management and employees with regards to the plant’s Lean initiatives, including 5S and housekeeping standards.
  • Schedules, develops, facilitates, implements, and tracks Lean events and activities. Includes the development of training materials
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets data related to Lean projects.
  • Executes Six-Sigma / Black Belt projects as assigned (utilizing the formal DMAIC methodology).
  • Contribute to Lean projects at the Divisional level.

Process Engineer Initiatives:

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in equipment improvement projects (Capital and Non-Capital)
  • Assists in the conception, development, design, and performance of various operations and maintenance improvement projects
  • Initiates and supports continuous process improvement efforts for all departments
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets data related to process improvement projects.
  • Develops cost estimates for maintenance improvement projects
  • Assists with the maintenance of all technical documentation including prints, manuals, and process software

Continuous Improvement Initiatives:

  • Act as change agent to drive continuous improvement of production and service processes to improve quality and increase efficiency, which includes root cause analysis and problem solving.
  • Drive cost savings initiatives and track progress towards plant goals.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Quality, Engineering, or related field preferred
  • 5-10 years quality experience preferred including:
  • Lean, Six Sigma, 5S
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Manufacturing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook ,and internet research skills
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Proven track record of identifying opportunities and the ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Project Management
  • Leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization




Salary Min:   $80,520.00

Salary Mid:   $107,360.00

Salary Max:  $134,200.00


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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