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Title:  R&D Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID:  9725-159
Location: 

Louisville, CO, US, 80027

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  Negligible
Pay Grade:  88

With minimal supervision, the Research & Development Maintenance Technician (RDMT) is responsible for the daily maintenance and function of the mechanical aspects of the Global R&D center. The RDMT will also assist in the design, fabrication, conversion, and installation of machines and processes directly related to the launch of new business objectives, new manufacturing processes, and qualification of new raw materials.

1) Assists the R&D Manager, Facilities and Pilot Manufacturing with the daily maintenance and building function Global R&D center. Building functions include:

            Building Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

            Facility air compressors

            Equipment chill water system

            Strong Electrical Skills – Basic Electrical / PLC / Drives / High Voltage

2) Assists with maintenance and up-keep of R&D pilot line converting equipment. Equipment includes:

            Flexographic printing press

            Web-fed die cutters/slitters

            Sheet-fed die cutting and creasing

            Hydraulic presses

            Folding carton gluing equipment

            Maintains adequate records of work performed on equipment and corrective actions taken.        

3) Assists with design, fabrication, conversion, operation, and training others on the safe installation and use of package converting equipment in support of launching new business initiatives for the Company.

4) Assists with mechanical process and improvement related projects and programs in support of Global R&D.

5) Potential for working independently and traveling to GPI manufacturing locations to install and/or troubleshoot package manufacturing machinery.

6) Maintains function and reliability of building systems, manufacturing equipment and support equipment by performing preventative maintenance; by operating and testing systems & equipment; restoring, repairing, rebuilding or replacing faulty or inoperative components and parts.


Required Skills

Qualified candidate will have at a minimum a High School diploma or equivalent (GED), with 3 - 5 years of experience operating, fabricating, and maintaining manufacturing equipment used in the packaging converting industry (printing presses, laminators, die-cutters/sheeters, folder/gluers, metallizers). Candidate must be comfortable working with and around customers.   It is preferable that the qualified candidate have machine shop/machining experience working with typical machine tools such as mills, lathes, welding equipment, etc. Experience in equipment and facilities maintenance with knowledge of electrical/electronics troubleshooting, mechanical repair and building repair. Basic computer skills, data entry. Knowledge of basic industrial electricity high and low voltage AC/DC.

Ability to lift up to 40-50 lbs. Ability to work safely and effectively on/around large manufacturing equipment. Communicates and works effectively and safely around sometimes dangerous chemicals and chemical environments.


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.


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