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Title:  Maintenance Mechanic Trainee

Requisition ID:  13495-159

Clarksville, TN, US, 37040

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required







We help feed the world!  Our packaging helps transport and distribute food and beverages around the globe.

We are environmentally conscience.  We convert over a million tons of waste paper into new packaging every year!  We strive toward renewable energy.  Company-wide, 62% of our energy is from renewable resources.  Each year we plant thousands of trees and continually promote environmental awareness.

We love our community!  Each year we donate time and money to local organizations.  We promote our children’s education and activities.  We strive to help those in need.

…and we need you to help make it all happen!


Here’s What You Will Be Doing to Help Feed the World:


  • Starting a career with a strong, stable and growing company
  • Making that money! Above average wages!  Starting wages up to $23.10/hr with regular wage progressions to $26/hr
  • Conducting, designing, installing, maintaining, testing, adjusting and repairing mechanical and electrical components throughout the premises.
  • Performing root cause analysis when issues arise to determine what appropriate actions are taken
  • Planning and laying out of new installations
  • Operating various PIVs, including fork lifts, boom lifts and scissor lifts
  • Applying mechanical and electrical principles in determining equipment malfunction and repair
  • Working 12 hour shifts (4 crews – 2 day crews, 2 night crews) in a clean & safe environment
  • Learning valuable trade skills while preparing for a comfortable retirement


Required Skills

Why You Would Be Perfect for This Job:

  • You want to make a difference and be an essential worker!
  • You want to make that money and provide for your family!
  • You like learning new things and working in a fast paced environment!
  • You’ve got a great work ethic and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • You have at least six months' maintenance experience or related education
  • You have experience using or the aptitude learn general computer software, including SAP, Microsoft Office Suite, databases and various manufacturing application
  • You enjoy trouble-shooting and working through complex puzzles!
  • You’re an awesome team player that is 18 years old or older!
  • You like having insurance, vacations and other great benefits!
  • You’ve earned a high school diploma OR your GED!! An Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is preferred



QUESTIONS?  CONTACT SCOTT AT 931-648-3600 ext. 203

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.

Nearest Major Market: Clarksville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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