Title:  Engineering Manager -Packaging Machinery

Requisition ID:  3080

Crosby, MN, US, 56441

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 50%

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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.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Manages engineers to maintain and continuously improve GPI’s machinery product line for the purposes of supporting the sale of GPI paperboard and cartons and facilitating growth of the paperboard carton market globally.


Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Manage Machinery Product Line and Engineering Group.
  • Manage direct reports and matrix organization for development projects and ongoing in-field activities.
  • Help develop engineers through mentorship, engagement and training.
  • Manage engineering design activities and machinery manufacturing projects to meet customer specifications, schedule, and budget.


Managing through Systems:

  • Provide sales support for standard and custom packaging systems and engineering services.
  • Maintain and improve existing product line to stay ahead of competition  and create new packaging sales placement opportunities.
  • Analyze problems and efficiency improvement opportunities in carton converting operations, propose efficiency improvement projects, and execute approved efficiency improvement projects. 
  • Set design and manufacturing standards for production of machinery systems at multiple manufacturing locations. 


Sales Support:

  • Develop estimates and schedules for proposal generation and presentation to customers.
  • Prepare and present proposals to customers. 


Technical Development:

  • Top-level conceptual design of large machinery systems using SolidWorks 3D CAD system with SmarTeam integrated PDM system.
  • Manage and continuously improve system performance, safety, and ergonomics.
  • Monitor and research market landscape to define machine and carton system requirements.
  • Direct responsibility for machine and carton system development and implementation.
  • Collaborate with customers, sales and marketing to convert customer requirements into practical packaging solutions and system performance requirements.
  • Concept-to-reality management of machinery development projects.  Create system performance specifications and machinery features, balancing customer/market needs against development and repeat-build cost.
  • Compose development proposals and project plans, schedules, and budget proposals and present to senior management.  Implement and manage approved project plans.

Field Support:

  • In-field project and service management, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or equivalent technical experience. 
  • Minimum ten years design/build experience in packaging machinery or similar machinery, preferably in the beverage industry. 
  • CAD design experience with 2D and 3D modelling systems. 
  • Demonstrable experience with manufacturing processes and production: milling, turning, welding, sheet-metal, assembly, etc. 
  • Basic understanding of PLC systems, programming, and motion control. 
  • Project management experience should include supervision of project teams, and interaction with and oversight of, industrial customer schedule, budget, and quality objectives.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Extensive CAD skills, SolidWorks preferred. 


Salary Min:   $112,005.00

Salary Mid:   $149,340.00

Salary Max:  $186,675.00


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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