Title:  Lab Technician

Requisition ID:  2738

Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Department:  Research & Development
Travel:  Up to 25%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.




The Lab Technician I position is a position at GPI’s Foodservice Technical Center with responsibilities on testing, benchmarking, and performing quantitative and qualitative analysis of products to support the research and development of fiber and plastic based food packaging. The candidate will work with internal and external resources to support both routine and developmental testing. The position is part of a world class talented engineering & technical team in the Foodservice Technical Center and will report to the Senior Manager, Research & Development.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Operate all laboratory equipment to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of products.
  • Follow standardized test procedures (Internal, ANSI, ASTM, TAPPI).
  • Assist in the development of new testing methodologies for new products, equipment, or processes.
  • Record detailed documentation of results in a standardized format.
  • Assist with the development and execution of experiments for new and existing product and process improvement initiatives.
  • Assist with benchmarking efforts for internal and competitor products.
  • Assist with trials and prototyping efforts.
  • Provide technical assistance from product conception to production launch.
  • Adhere to all health, safety, and environmental regulations relative to assigned analytical work; maintain and assist others in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
  • Facilitate, encourage, promote, and engage in teamwork activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • At least two years of professional work experience in an engineering, laboratory or quality control environment is preferred.



  • High School Diploma/GED required. Continued education in a STEM field is a plus.



  • Demonstrated excellent written communication skills.
  • Detail and data oriented with precise documentation and record keeping skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills required.
  • Excellent Excel skills preferred.
  • Basic understanding of statistical methodologies.
  • Well-organized workflow and deadline oriented.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment.
  • Up to 10% travel to manufacturing facilities, suppliers, and customers to include flying, driving, riding, or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical Learning


Salary Min:   $40,200.00

Salary Mid:   $50,200.00

Salary Max:  $60,200.00


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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Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee