Title:  Journeyman Electrician

Requisition ID:  2146

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Department:  Hourly Maintenance, Electricians & Mechanics
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 19,000 employees working in more than 80 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.


We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefits offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.


The position of journeyman electrician is to provide skilled trade expertise along with multi-craft work experience to the Board Mill.  



  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Journeyman status or greater of electrical trade




  • Perform routine preventative maintenance one electrical systems
  • Knowledge of AC and DC control systems
  • Ability to Read drawings such as blue prints, electrical schematics, P&ID’s (control loops), and ladder logic as an aid in troubleshooting.
  • Ability to troubleshoot control systems. Control systems include PLCs, instrumentation, networked controllers, process controllers, hydraulic control valves, pneumatic control valves, motor starters, AC or DC motors and drives.
  • Must be self-starter and must demonstrate the initiative to identify and solve problems. Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Solid verbal communication and listening skills to work effectively with various personnel in the plant such as production operators, supervisors, maintenance mechanics, and engineers.
  • Ability to create, Evaluate and implement technical notes
  • Ability to use force/jumper log
  • Ability to install and repair conduit and wiring
  • Ability to reference and use National Electrical code for installation and maintenance of electrical systems
  • Performs journeyman level electrical work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of electrical systems, equipment, fixtures and related electro-mechanical systems by inspecting and testing elements of electrical systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, performing required repairs through replacement of inoperative parts or re-wiring of circuits in accordance with applicable Electrical Industry Codes, and providing an estimate of repair(and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.
  • Has the proven ability to work with hand tools, power tools and industrial test equipment



  • Per CBA: ability to work multi schedules
    • Day shift
    • Unique 4 crew Dupont Schedule (allows 14 days off per month)
  • Must be able to work flexible and on-call scheduling.
  • Must be able to work rotating weekends.



  • Standing for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Moving or lifting of equipment, materials, and tools up to 50 lbs repeatedly for an 12 hr. shift.
  • Climbing extension ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or movement within

confined areas.

  • Work in buildings and areas of fluctuating temperature and weather.
  • Job requires exposure to weather, dirt, grease, fumes and heat.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo