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Title:  Mgr., Engineering II (Mill)

Requisition ID:  15558-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

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 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.

 

Mgr., Engineering II (Mill)

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

Engineering Manager leads the team of engineers and is responsible for the overall engineering and project needs for the mill.  They understand and align business operations and Engineering as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Manage day-to-day activities for the engineering department to include:
  • Manage the facilities capital budget including local projects and capital spares
  • Utilize SAP for capital project spending tracking, purchasing functions, work order generation and new equipment BOM development
  • Assign and follow up on work with direct reports
  • Write or edit capital expenditure requests, submit them and track the approval process
  • Determine priority for various requests for engineering resources
  • Keep senior management apprised of situations affecting the mill
  • Keep department heads apprised of situations or conditions affecting their machines/departments
  • Manage consulting engineers and contractors by setting expectations for deliverables and tracking costs and project progress
  • Design processes or systems to improve mill efficiency
  • Participate in machine outage planning meetings and assist with maintenance task supervision during machine outages
  • Participate in other meetings, as required, relating to Continuous Improvement, Safety Development, Environmental Stewardship, Work Order Scheduling, Zoning or City Planning Commission meetings, Kepner-Tregoe problem solving analysis sessions, Potential Problem Analysis meetings, Month-end Scorecard meetings as well as others.
  • Manage the mill’s Fixed Asset Register with the help of the Finance Department
  • Supply information, drawings, specifications, etc. to senior management, department heads, maintenance and others, as requested.
  • Perform weekend duty functions as manager for the WWTP and Power Houses, and be the back-up Maintenance Superintendent.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 years of progressive and practical paper mill operation experience preferred
  • 5 years of previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • 10 years of experience in key maintenance/engineering roles in a heavy manufacturing environment

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical experience
  • 8-10 years relevant maintenance and operations management experience required
  • Experience with managing salaried and hourly in an industrial environment
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Proactive problem solver

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-10 hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.  Schedule includes weekend rotation coverage.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
  • Walking to and from operating areas.
  • Able to climb ladders
  • Wear PPE when required:  Hard Hat, safety glasses, hearing protection etc.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.

 

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Building effective teams
  • Drive for results
  • Functional technical skills
  • Action Oriented
  • Conflict management
  • Developing direct reports

 

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran 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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