Title:  Technician

Requisition ID:  2889

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72923

Department:  Hourly Maintenance, Electricians & Mechanics
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


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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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith