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Title:  Mgr., E&I Maintenance

Requisition ID:  17202-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds.

Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power and Tuition Reimbursement. Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.  

Job Summary:

You will leverage your education and technical experience to lead and develop our E&I teams and support our long-term E&I maintenance initiatives. You’ll set clear goals and vision for the team and effectively lead resources assigned to the E&I Maintenance team to achieve goals for EHS, engagement, quality, efficiency, productivity, and growth. You will utilize your industry experience to foster an environment of employee involvement.

As the subject matter expert, you will help analyze a technical problem, field checking, specifying applicable equipment, developing cost and scheduling estimates. You will support site E&I Maintenance activities through compliance with all environmental, health and safety policies/procedures, and through active participation in EHS programs and initiatives. You will demonstrate your expertise by having a firm knowledge of the mill’s layout, systems, and equipment; anticipating plant priorities and adjusting as needed. You’ll use your equipment experience and six sigma training to approach Mill issues with a problem-solving mentality.

  • Having a good understanding of business fundamentals and using relevant metrics to drive results, you will coordinate and contribute to the establishment of operating objectives, short and long-term plans, operating budgets, strategies, and policies.
  • Coach and empower employees to solve problems will be essential as you develop and implement effective technical skills training for the E&I Maintenance group.
  • Having a good understanding of business fundamentals and using relevant metrics to drive results, you will coordinate and contribute to the establishment of operating objectives, short and long-term plans, operating budgets, strategies, policies and recommend actions to maintain compliance.
  • Establish strategic and tactical priorities by partnering with operations, finance, supply chain, safety, engineering, and other organizations.
  • You will utilize your industry experience to foster an environment of employee involvement.
  • Your effective communication skills will serve you well as you partner with other departments to meet Mill goals.
  • You’ll be flexible and adaptive to implement change with needed urgency
  • Lead E&I Maintenance Training initiatives; evaluate training to ensure technicians are trained in the maintenance of all systems at the site via a training/progression program through qualified resourcing that meets business needs.
  • Lead incident investigations related to E&I Maintenance
  • Support Major outage planning and execution activities
  • Assist in budget development and ensures adherence to maintenance budgets.
  • Ensures that outside services can be provided as needed for any of the equipment activities. This includes coordinating with safety and security personnel to assure that outside contractors and vendors adhere to procedures and provide a smooth transition when entering and exiting the Mill site.
  • Monitor new technology for ideas to reduce cost and improve equipment downtime.


Required Skills

Preferred Qualification 


  • Proficiency with SAP and Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in the pulp & paper industry preferred


  • Builds effective teams
  • Drives for results
  • Functional technical skills
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance
  • Priority Setting
  • Conflict management
  • Developing direct reports


Required Experience

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree, in engineering preferred with 5 years’ experience working as an engineer, supervisor and/or planner preferably in a Paper Mill setting.
  • Previous supervision experience preferred. Solid communication skills including the ability to compose written documents and interact effectively with peers and supervisors.
  • Work in a safe manner that promotes EHS goals of the mill and the company.
  • Proactive problem solver with strong analytical, troubleshooting and decision-making skills.
  • Strong knowledge of asset maintenance as well as E&I maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Good general knowledge of PC software applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook and able to utilize an electronic maintenance management software.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain change
  • Demonstrated ability to engage a work force
  • Strong people skills


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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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