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Title:  Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  12396-159
Location: 

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required

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

 

Job Description Summary

This Manufacturing Engineer role is responsible for the technical management, maintenance, and development of new and existing production lines. This role will oversee the improvement of Graphic Packaging International’s initiatives including Safety, Quality, Productivity, OEE and other key operational KPI’s.

 

 Job Functions: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Project and Operations Support:

 

  • Provides technical assistance to production, maintenance - reliability and quality groups as needed to solve equipment and process-related problems and develops methods to improve processes.
  • Optimize manufacturing processes by investigating and eliminating root causes of equipment failures.
  • Manage all phases of assigned projects including:
  • Developing project justification, scope, and subsequent writing of business case
  • Evaluation and selection of equipment suppliers and installation contractors
  • Equipment checkout and subsequent installation
  • Complete project documentation

 

 

Reliability:

  • Develops, coordinates, and conducts technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts.
  • Investigates and analyses relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards.
  • Analyses preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and environmental agency reliability objectives.
  • As necessary, proposes changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability.

Maintenance & Operational Assistance:

  • Provide technical assistance to trouble-shoot equipment and/or operating problems.
  • Research options and recommend solutions to resolve operating and/or maintenance issues.
  • Coordinate contractor’s activities for contracted-out maintenance work during equipment downtimes.
  • Provide engineering calculations and design drawings for equipment installed by maintenance crews.
  • Perform maintenance call-duty. Call out and supervise maintenance crews as required. Communicate environmental/safety issues to management as required.
  • Identifies operational priorities by assessing operational objectives; determining project objectives, such as, efficiency, cost savings, energy conservation, operator convenience, safety, environmental quality; estimating relevance, time, and costs.
  • Identifies operational problems by observing and studying system functioning and performance results; investigating complaints and suggestions; interviewing process supervisors and operators; completing troubleshooting procedures.
  • Develops operational solutions by defining, studying, estimating, and screening alternative solutions; calculating economics; determining impact on total system.
  • Anticipates operational problems by studying operating targets, modes of operation, unit limitations; monitoring unit performance.
  • Improves operational quality results by studying, evaluating, and recommending process re-design; implementing changes; contributing information and opinion to unit design and modification teams.
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Provides operational management information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operating and engineering data and trends.

 

Leadership:

  • Assist in the management of the Predictive and Preventative Maintenance programs including vibration analysis, IR, etc.
  • Manages capital projects as required.
  • Facilitate Reliability Root Cause Analysis Teams.
  • Actively seeks and allocates appropriate decision-making authority or task responsibility to appropriate individuals based on their knowledge, skills, abilities and development needs
  • Considers potential positive and negative impact, business unit priorities, organizational values, and the opportunity to enhance others’ knowledge and skills.
  • Identifies barriers that impact customer service (internal / external) communicates concerns and recommendations to others.
  • Uses understanding of customer needs and the organization’s customer service practices to set priorities, make decisions, and take actions that create customer satisfaction and prevent service issues from occurring.
  • Creates relevant options for addressing problems and opportunities that will achieve desired outcomes.
  • Systematically evaluates business opportunities, targeting those with the greatest potential for producing positive business results.

  

Background / Experience / Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent field required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project or reliability engineering, maintenance, or operations required
  • Experience in high volume manufacturing required
  • Paper or Folding Carton Industry experience highly desirable
  • Must be able to communicate well, both written and verbally, across the organization (shop floor to Executive level) and be able to efficiently collaborate with team members to achieve project goals, and contribute positively to the business
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Proficient in SAP

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains at-will.

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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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.


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