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Title:  Senior Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  14827-159

Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Up to 25%

This experienced engineering position will lead the design and execution of key automation projects and custom converting equipment to support manufacturing in Foodservice converting plants. The position is part of a world class talented engineering & technical team in the Foodservice Engineering & Product Development Center and will report to the Engineering Manager. 

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

  • Lead implementation of automation solutions in Foodservice Converting Plants
  • Develop automation solutions for Foodservice plants working with integrators, OEMs, and GPI manufacturing & engineering team members
  • Develop project plans and execute to meet deliverables within budget and schedule
  • Design, develop and coordinate assembly of custom cup converting & automation equipment using internal and external assembly/manufacturing resources
  • Coordinate startup of new equipment and provide support for ongoing production
  • Utilize engineering standards best practices to design parts, subassemblies, and complete custom designed equipment.
  • Facilitate, encourage, promote, and engage in teamwork activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in mechanical engineering with at least 5 years of design experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in design and implementation of industrial automation preferred
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams & project management required
  • Demonstrated experience with design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) is required.
  • Experience sourcing custom fabricated mechanical components is a plus.
  • Supplier knowledge & relationships in industrial automation a plus.
  • People management experience preferred


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field is required.
  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering/Automation/Robotics/Industrial Engineering preferred


  • Project management skills in executing technical projects
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and to direct/coordinate activities of internal and external engineering resources
  • Must possess strong computer aided design (CAD) skills. Experience with SolidWorks is a strong plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering best practices in the design of mechanical components.
  • Deep understanding of electro-mechanical components, including PLC and drive motor controls required.
  • Must have demonstrated oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to drive multiple concurrent assignments to completion.
  • Must have the ability to be self-directed and manage priorities.


  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules in special situations which may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screens or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


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

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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