Title:  Electrical Engineer Advisor

Requisition ID:  1243

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Department:  Engineering
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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The Electrical Engineer Advisor will result in multiple assignments throughout the plant and will primarily provide technical support within the multiple departments. This position will work closely with maintenance personal to develop and implement best practices to improve safety, quality, productivity and cost reduction. 

The successful candidate will provide support for various equipment controls and repair projects including but not limited to: providing support for electro-mechanical troubleshooting, support for trials and investigations of innovative technologies.  This position will support the plant’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) management system as required. 

Candidate must be a self-starter, self-directed, capable of taking initiative to move forward with ideas, committed and able to influence others, as well as capable of collaborating with team members to solve chronic issues.  The ideal candidate must learn quickly and be results driven. 

This position is required to be periodically on-call and able to provide guidance to maintenance personnel. A strong electrical troubleshooting background to support multiple PLC and AC/DC drive platforms is required.

Candidate will also drive best practices in safety solutions and ensure the safety of all operations, maintenance and staff personnel.

Overall, individual must be organized, analytical, decisive, action oriented and a team player. Excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability communicate effectively with individuals within all levels of the organization.

 Responsibilities include: 

  • Comply with all Company and department safety policies, procedures and programs. Identify safety short falls and strives to eliminate them.
  • Review and provide solutions for chronic downtime issues.
  • Troubleshoot complex electrical and mechanical issues.
  • Train maintenance personnel. 
  • Coordinate communications and efforts with internal and external resources to troubleshoot equipment and to execute repairs, PM’s, and upgrades to equipment and tooling. Participate in planning meetings with Maintenance. Development and execution of CI projects.
  • Perform RCFEs on equipment failures.
  • Updating and creating electrical schematics.
  • Maintain backups software and drawings.



  1. Action Oriented
  2. Problem Solving / Technical Skills
  3. Drive for Results
  4. Timely Decision Making
  5. Priority Setting
  6. Conflict Management
  7. Directing Others
  8. Computer software (i.e. EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT, SAP)
  9. PLC Programming/Troubleshooting (Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Lenze)
  10. AC/DC Drive Troubleshooting (Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Lenze, Rexroth, Leroy-Somers/Control Techniques)
  11. HMI Development (Wonderware, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Maple Systems)



  • 5 years of relative work experience is required.
  • Bachelor Degree (Preferred) - Electrical engineering/ Engineering Technology discipline or equivalate work experience.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office software; AutoCad, SolidWorks, and SAP a plus.
  • Master Electrician License- Preferred  





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: Kalamazoo