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Title:  Plant Engineering Manager

Requisition ID:  15101-159

Lawrenceburg, TN, US, 38464

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Up to 25%

Graphic Packaging in Lawrenceburg has a current opening for a Plant Engineering Manager.  The Plant Engineering Manager directs and controls the activities of the maintenance function to ensure that all production and support equipment is maintained at levels which are as efficient and reliable as possible. He/she ensures that the facility itself is maintained and is a safe work environment. 

Job Functions include:

  • Provide direct supervision, technical direction, administrative support, and leadership for the maintenance and engineering department
  • Ensures machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and the physical condition of the building does not deteriorate
  • Manages an effective PM and RCM programs by monitoring procedures, frequency of service, etc.
  • Coordinates energy management optimization activities
  • In Conjunction with the Maintenance Supervisor, ensures equipment PM is prioritized in such a way to minimize production losses, resulting from both scheduled and unscheduled downtime
  • Use other maintenance disciplines in the development and application of reliability engineering, root cause analysis and troubleshooting of equipment and processes
  • Consolidation of plant results with supporting explanations.
  • Interacts with outside contractors and spare parts suppliers.
  • Manage plant-wide maint. & capital, maximizing asset reliability, uptime, & cost effectiveness w/available resources
  • Assist EHS manager to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local Safety, Security and Environmental regulations
    • Provide long-range planning for facility and equipment needs including capital and major repairs
    • Develops, implements, and oversees predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance programs
    • Coaches and develops training plans for all maintenance technicians and apprenticeship program
    • Supervises the Maintenance Supervisor, Storeroom, Project Engineer, IT Maint/Technician and Maintenance Planner
    • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
    • Supervises and directs the maintenance function to ensure that plant and equipment continue to be efficient and reliable.
    • Minimizes unscheduled downtime by monitoring and resolving reoccurring issues
    • Provides technical assistance to the maintenance employees in troubleshooting and problem solving.
    • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures. Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of SQF/5S and other company standards.
    • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.
    • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
    • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting food safety requirements.
    • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.

Required Skills

  • Leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Previous environmental experience is a plus
  • Must be quality conscious and customer oriented
  • Prior field experience in electrical or mechanical maintenance of packaging printing and converting equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred
  • Must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to motivate people to perform at high levels

Required Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field preferred
  • 5-10 years maintenance experience preferred including:
    • Computer Maintenance Management Systems (preferably SAP)
    • Planning and Scheduling
    • Preventative/Predictive/Precision Maintenance
    • Central Stores Management
    • Reliability Engineering
  • Proven track record of identifying opportunities and the ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite as well as internet research skills
  • Project Management



 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

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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