Title:  Electrician - Day shift

Requisition ID:  4497

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The Electrician will perform electrical repairs throughout the building and on all machines as well as assist Maintenance with the installation of electrical wires of new equipment. This role will also assist external contractors and repair PLC’s as needed. In addition, perform and complete other work, projects, troubleshooting as assigned. All employees must follow all of Graphic Packaging International’s safety procedures and policies.


*To be considered for this role, you must upload a resume!*



Electronic repairs: Perform electronic repairs throughout the building and on all machines. Receive notification of needed repair from any department. Evaluate and prioritize repair work. Retrieve parts from Parts Room as needed; complete a Withdraw Form for all parts taken. Repairs may include installation of machines, heaters, etc.  

Programmable Logic Control (PLC) repairs: When notified by Maintenance of needed repair, use experience and machine knowledge to determine cause of problem. Use laptop to scan various areas of PLC as needed to detect problem. Analyze and troubleshoot PLC controls. Make programming changes in control ladder logic. Make necessary repairs.

Support electrical construction and installations projects: Support electrical construction projects, wiring and equipment installations, and other small projects as assigned. Follow specifications of new equipment to make the necessary electrical wires. Install all new wires by using volt meters, amp meters, etc. Test run the machine to verify proper wire installation. Assist Maintenance during startup of machine.

Assist Electrical Contractors: Assist Electrical Contractors with installations and/ or troubleshooting of equipment as directed by a Shift Manager.

Other Duties as Assigned




  • Knowledge of installation & application of drives, drive motors and PLC controls.
  • Knowledge of support equipment operation including, but not limited to, air compressors, air dryers, chillers and vacuum pumps.
  • Knowledge of production equipment operation including, but not limited to, cup formers, lid lines, blankers, slitters, folding carton machines, single wraps, presses, etc.
  • Electrical knowledge and experience working with AC/DC low voltage to 480/3 phase voltage, high voltage transformers and electrical switchgears.
  • Electrical knowledge and experience of sizing involved with electrical construction, local/national electrical codes and associated wire and conduit.
  • Ability to read and modify complex electrical schematics, blueprints, and operating manuals.
  • Ability to use vendor software for trouble-shooting various PLC controls, drives and drive motors
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications and vendor software such as Allen-Bradley, GE Fanuc)
  • Able to work independently on electrical construction and installations projects
  • Commitment to safety excellence
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to be flexible as needed while maintaining dedication to required tasks


The electrician role starts at $32.25 an hour with pay increases every 6 months. For the night shift, there is a $1/hr night shift premium.


Pay Range:    - 


GPI’s Benefit Program

  • Competitive Pay
  • 401(k) w/employer matching
  • Health & Welfare Benefits
    • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
    • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Various Voluntary benefits
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off + 11 paid company holidays each year


Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.


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.

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