Title:  Thermoforming Process Engineer Tech

Requisition ID:  1046

Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  Up to 50%

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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.


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

  • Must work within and adhere to the company’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork
  • Support large capital projects for the startup new plastics processing equipment and tooling within manufacturing locations.
  • Support the implementation of changes to existing plastics processes designed to improve product quality, productivity, and overall equipment efficiency.
  • Provide critical support for continuous improvement efforts to improve quality, productivity, and cost reduction.
  • Support the standardization, training, and SOP for plastic equipment.
  • Support New Product Development plastics efforts from pilot trials through commercialization.
  • Support production facility efforts to develop and implement universal standards and best practices.
  • Deliver results within the prescribed development and engineering budgets, scopes, and timelines and GPI safety guidelines.
  • Facilitate, encourage, promote, and engage in teamwork activities.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • 5+ years relevant experience in plastics process engineering support or manufacturing. Extrusion and Thermoforming of thin-gauge Polypropylene, PET, HIPS, PLA, and other biopolymers preferred.
  • Experience working hand-in-hand with production personnel and directly working hands-on with plastics processing equipment. 


  • Associate degree or higher in a STEM field strongly preferred. 


  • Must have demonstrated analytical skills and technical report writing. Including use of standard office software suites.
  • Must have demonstrated methodical root cause focused problem-solving abilities.
  • Must have demonstrated oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities with direction.
  • 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 in special situations which may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Up to 50% travel to manufacturing facilities, to include flying, driving, riding or by rail. Usual travel is inconsistent and depends on specifics of immediate projects. Usual opportunity to be home for weekends during travel assignments. 


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 12-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 40 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


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.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee