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Title:  Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID:  8551-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  95

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 

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.

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The Kalamazoo Board Mill is looking for an experienced, accomplished, self-motivated Reliability Engineer to maintain and support all mechanical systems across the mill. The ideal candidate is an inventive problem solver that is capable of working through technical challenges and employing pragmatic solutions. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that provides integrated services to meet our production goal of achieving 95% machine availability.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support maintenance in the installation and troubleshooting areas
  • Provide support for equipment reliability efforts. Knowledge of Six Sigma, Kepner-Tregoe, or root cause analysis tools a plus
  • Provide support and training to hourly millwrights
  • Maintain documentation of drawings, vendor documentation, troubleshooting tools

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering preferred
  • Strong experience in troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of maintenance management systems, with working knowledge of SAP a plus

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

  • Ensures that proper safety practices are followed.
  • Lead the team that drives reliability best practices
  • Acting as expert knowledge in electrical and controls servicing
  • Generates cost estimates for work orders.
  • Acting as a liaison between internal customers, suppliers and contractors
  • Responsible to communicate with operations for efficient preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Coordinates and manages vendors/contractors.
  • Capable of improving equipment and process reliability
  • Capable of working with a highly motivated team whose goal is excellence
  • Ensure efficient coordination of maintenance work
  • Available to facilitate repairs during unpredicted breakdowns.
  • Covers on-call and weekend duty rotation

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Skilled in utilization of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), preferably SAP.
  • Multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet deadlines on a continuous basis.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Project, Excel and Word..
  • Strong team player and communicator

 EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

    • 3-5 year’s maintenance experience in pulp/paper mill preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

 

 SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-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.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Use of ladders and stairs in the mill environment.

 KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing through Systems

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.