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Title:  R&D Technician

Requisition ID:  17109-159

Louisville, CO, US, 80027

Category:  Research and Development
Travel:  No Travel Required

The R&D Technician will assist with the fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of new machines and processes directly related to the launch of new business objectives, new manufacturing processes and qualification of new raw materials.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assists with the fabrication, installation, maintenance of new packaging machines and processes and trains others on the installation and use of packaging converting equipment in support of launching new business initiatives for the Company.
  • Assists with operating new and prototype packaging machinery in support of small-scale incubation/pilot production during the launch of new packaging technologies and formats.
  • Takes instruction and guidance from R&D Engineers, Specialist and Managers in execution of the machinery and mechanical aspects of R&D projects and objectives.
  • Communicates regularly with outside parts/machine suppliers and GPI engineering consultants.
  • Assists with machine testing and trials to evaluate new raw materials and converting processes.
  • Assists with machine testing and trials to evaluate new raw materials and converting processes.


Required Skills

  • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience operating, fabricating, and maintaining manufacturing equipment used in the packaging converting industry to include printing presses, laminators, die-cutters/sheeter, folder/gluers and metallizers.

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

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

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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