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Title:  Supervisor, Research & Development

Requisition ID:  12398-159

Louisville, CO, US, 80027

Category:  Research and Development
Travel:  Up to 25%

Scope:  The Supervisor, Research & Development is responsible for assisting and working with company operations facilities to solve technical issues encountered during the manufacturing processes. The Supervisor, Research & Development will deploy to company facilities as required to support new business start-ups, business transfers, raw material qualifications and defect/efficiency resolution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works independently and travels to company locations to support manufacturing operations with technical based solutions.
  • Performs root-cause analysis on manufacturing issues and validates solutions.
  • Acts as a technical liaison between company operations and the core Global Research & Development team and coordinates testing, analysis and trials through the Global Research & Development Center.
  • Writes reports and recommendations on manufacturing concerns and communicates regularly with company facilities management and external customers.
  • Schedules, coordinates and manages manufacturing trials to evaluate technical solutions, process improvement initiatives and raw material qualifications.
  • Facilitates process-related projects and programs in support of continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Writes manufacturing specifications and performs audits and compliance exercises for the maintenance of specifications. 



Required Skills

This is a summary of the key responsibilities of this position. The Company reserves the right to require the role-holder to undertake such additional tasks or duties as may be within their capabilities and abide by all reasonable rules and instruction given by the Company.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have ten (10) years of experience in the technical function of packaging converting machinery i.e. printing presses, lamination machines, cutters, gluers, window machines, press-form machines, etc.
  • A basic understanding of material science, the scientific method and laboratory safety discipline is required.
  • Required experience in the lamination of packaging materials such as papers, paperboard and films.
  • Prefer candidate with a bachelor’s degree in packaging, industrial engineering or equivalent.

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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