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Title:  Senior Engineering Manager

Requisition ID:  14766-159

Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Up to 50%

This leadership position in the Foodservice Engineering group will manage a team of technical resources to execute strategic and tactical projects in support of GPI’s overall goals in Innovation & Operational Excellence for the Foodservice business. The technical management role is responsible for developing custom converting equipment and supporting sourcing of OEM equipment to manufacture paper cups & containers and plastic lids for the Foodservice division.  The Senior Engineering Manager will have overall responsibility for the design of custom converting equipment and will interface with other groups for sourcing, assembly and commissioning. Additional responsibilities include providing engineering support for production equipment. The position is part of a world class engineering & technical team in the Foodservice Engineering & Product Development Center and will report to Director, Engineering Services.

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


  • Manage a team of engineering resources. Recruit and develop engineering resources to maintain and grow GPI’s technical leadership
  • Manage engineering design activities and equipment manufacturing activities to meet FSB Innovation and FSB Operational Excellence goals
  • Manage direct reports and matrix organization for development projects and ongoing operational support needs.
  • Facilitate, encourage, promote, and engage in teamwork activities.


  • Concept-to-completion management of custom converting machinery development for FSB Innovation & Operational Excellence goals
  • Create performance specifications and equipment features for OEM and custom equipment.
  • Top-level conceptual design of custom converting equipment using SolidWorks 3D CAD system with integrated PDM system.
  • Maintain best practices in engineering design for all custom converting equipment.
  • Coordinate sourcing, fabrication and assembly of tooling, mechanical parts and converting equipment with internal and external resources to meet project deliverables
  • Manage and continuously improve system performance, safety, and ergonomics.
  • Develop and maintain detailed knowhow of the technical landscape in converting machinery for cups, cartons and formed containers

Managing Though Systems

  • Execute projects and activities interfacing with other functions in a matrix organization
  • Coordinate and support custom equipment assembly working with the technical assembly team in Menomonee Falls
  • Lead and support GPI Innovation projects interfacing with broader GPI Innovation team
  • Provide operational support to FSB plants to meet operational excellence goals
  • Lead and support procurement for OEM equipment to meet capital project goals
  • Manage large capital projects across FSB division


  • 15 years relevant experience in equipment design; preferably high speed/precision equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in design of paperboard converting equipment preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with design for manufacturability (DFM and design for assembly (DFA)
  • Experience managing and developing technical teams
  • Project management experience with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
  • Experience working in a matrix environment
  • Six Sigma Certification, PMP certification, preferred.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Industrial Engineering Required
  • M.S. or Advanced Degree in engineering discipline preferred
  • Knowledge/experience in advanced concepts Automation/FEA/Vibration Analysis/CFD desirable


  • Extensive CAD skills, SolidWorks preferred.
  • Deep understanding of electro-mechanical components, including PLC and drive motor controls required
  • Must have demonstrated oral and written communication and organizational skills, including presenting to senior leadership.
  • Must be able to work in a professional team environment.


  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • 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 screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


  • Business Acumen
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Organizing
  • Developing Direct Reports & Others
  • Listening
  • Action Oriented
  • Integrity & Trust

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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