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Title:  EVG - Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID:  9551-159

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72923

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

Maintenance Tech


Graphic Packaging International, LLC., GPI, is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. GPI is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft board and coated-recycled board. One of its facilities is currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Electrician with mechanical aptitude and experience to be responsible for safely maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting and installing all machinery in the plant at a plant in Fort Smith, AR that is part of the Consumer Products Division.

Job Functions:


  • Strong electrical skills. Must be able to do the following:
    • Read and understand electrical prints, American and European standard
    • Troubleshoot electrical equipment to the component level
    • Repair electrical circuits, soldering will be required
    • Must also be able to cross reference electrical components (drives, fuses, motors, sensors, photo eyes, prox switches, limit switches, ect.) between brands for replacement of discontinued equipment
    • Understand PLC ladder logic
    • Programming abilities are a plus
    • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code
    • Bearing specs and installation
    • Knowledge of pumps
    • Knowledge of mechanical drive trains
    • Mechanical timing and adjustments
    • Read mechanical prints



  • Good mechanical skills including the following:
  • Must be able to read parts manuals and create parts list
  • Understanding of hydraulic systems
  • Understanding of pneumatic systems
  • Understanding of air compressors and air dryers
  • Responsible for some predictive maintenance duties (infrared, oil analysis, vibration analysis).
  • Preventative maintenance, perform PM’s on equipment.
  • Work with outside contractors.
  • Strong computer skills. Knowledge of CMMS systems, SAP experience is a plus.




Education - H.S. Education or equivalent preferred.  Computer literate. Technical certifications, associate degrees, and bachelor degrees are a plus.

  • Experience  -  Previous maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Language Skills - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Reasoning Ability – problem solving skills and deductive reasoning skills are essential for the position. Ability to interpret a variety of information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds at a time, climb ladders and stairs if needed, stand for long periods of time.
  • Experience with Bobst cutters, Marquip sheeters, KBA presses, and HVAC a plus.

    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

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