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Title:  Electrical Design Engineer - Packaging Machinery

Requisition ID:  16612-159

Crosby, MN, US, 56441

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Up to 25%

POSITION SCOPE: An Electrical Design Engineer in the Packaging Machinery Division is required to manage tasks associated with electrical design and build of packaging machinery.


  • Responsible for complete electrical project management including scheduling, planning, machine power-up, test, debug, shipment and change orders.
  • Control system design for manufacturing equipment including control panel engineering, PLC, Servo and HMI programming, and start-up support.
  • Estimate engineering resource, parts and labor costs.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in design, programming, and troubleshooting of control systems.
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills, enabling the ability to interact with all levels of management, clients, and vendors.
  • Machine system understanding, able to collaborate with Mechanical Engineers on what control features are required. Determine best control solutions with Mechanical Engineers.
  • Develop project documentation, electrical schematics and program files for highly customized machines.
  • Coordinate multiple assignments for on time completion of projects within budgets.
  • Prioritize resources and delegate tasks. Track project progress, schedule and cost on custom machinery.
  • At customer check-outs and resolve detailed technical queries. Typical customer level interaction: Plant Managers, domestic and international operations.
  • Work with manufacturing, service and customers to resolve machine problems.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • BSEE or BSEET or equivalent preferred.
  • Specific experience with Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens Servos, PLCs and HMIs, control panel design, and the configuration of industrial communication networks such as ethernet, profinet, and/or profibus. 
  • 5 -10 years of engineering experience with PLC , Servo and HMI automation applications and Project Management.
  • Candidates with experience in beverage, or consumer products on high speed packaging machines are preferred but consideration to other industries is acceptable.
  • Experience designing electrical systems/controls for dynamic mechanical timed mechanisms.
  • Ability to simultaneously organize and successfully execute multiple project responsibilities.

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

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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