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Title:  Manager, Engineering & Maintenance

Requisition ID:  8203-159

Monroe, LA, US, 71203

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Negligible
Pay Grade:  E6

Position Title:                         Maintenance Engineering Manager

Reports to:                             Plant Manager

Location:                                West Monroe, Louisiana


Graphic Packaging International is a leader in the packaging industry, serving hundreds of the world’s most recognized brands.  You’ve probably purchased food, beverages or other consumer products sold in our packaging. 

Our focus on customer service has made us one of the world’s largest manufacturers of folding cartons, unbleached paperboard, coated recycled board, microwave packaging and machinery.  We continue to set new standards for our industry, always looking ahead to help our customers meet changing consumer demands and their business goals.

We combine market-specific expertise and innovative thinking to create inspired packaging.  Our mission of providing nature-based, renewable packaging improves the environment for us all.  That’s why the world’s leading consumer and commercial brands are drawn to us.

We design smart and attractive packaging that stands out in the highly competitive retail marketplace.  But, that’s just the beginning.  Our global capabilities, systems expertise and packaging solutions deliver value to our customers on many levels.  Optimizing the supply chain.  Securing product supply.  Improving sustainability metrics.  Stretching marketing dollars.  Boosting sales. Building brand loyalty. 

That’s what we expect our packaging solutions to deliver.  And that’s why we continue to raise the bar.


Position Summary:

Position is responsible to the Plant Manager for all Engineering related issues including projects, maintenance support, upgrading/maintaining facilities and equipment as well as leading projects of their own with a focus on safety. Performs as a team member of various project teams where capital improvements have been identified against specific business issues. Also serves as a coordinator or clearing house of ideas for improvement techniques and implementation strategies

Basic Function: To provide engineering support to the Engineering and Reliability organization for related electrical components of all equipment and facility processes, capital project management and planning, installation and up-keep of electrical systems or plant systems by performing the following duties.

Principle Functional Responsibilities:

  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of GPI technology in safety, controls (CAT III intent), instrumentation, motion (drives), OIT and process control/improvement strategy
  • Lead and direct LDI process for department, including facilitation of Natural Management Team (NMT) and Natural Work Teams (NWT) meetings
  • Manage storeroom organization, accuracy and accounting principles
  • Drive SAP measures and FIT principles with entire maintenance team
  • Learns, applies and maintains process knowledge in press designs, gluer safety, and other engineering-related processes and programs. Application of formal Risk Analysis in safety designs.
  • Leads installation, operation, process improvement and strategic maintenance of equipment.
  • Application of NFPA Guidelines including publication 70 (National Electric Code) and ANSI B65
  • Develops project scope of work packages
  • Actively manages all phases of Capital Projects.
  • Manages and supports electrical project budget development process.
  • Leads specification development of standards for design and purchasing, including RCM requirements such as PM and stringent recommended spare part methodology.

Key Competencies:

  • Results driven with demonstrated ability working in a high performance manufacturing environment.
  • Detailed understanding of SAP inputs and reporting methodology
  • Power systems experience: 138kV to process loops, motor control centers, switchgear, transformers and relays.
  • Electronic component diagnostics and troubleshooting skills including PLCs, VFD Drives, DCS systems and computer related controls and programming capabilities.
  • Project based methodology with expertise in work scheduling
  • Ability to execute concise and effective “mission based” effective programming in PC/PLC, and VB/data based (such as industrial SQL) environments
  • Proven experience in a process improvement and project management skills.
  • Must have good attention to details, but be able to manage the big picture and have a “make the numbers” mentality.
  • Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.
  • Must be able to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
  • Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.
  • Good listening, as well as, written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid planning, leadership, and administrative skills.
  • High energy, demonstrates urgency and fast pace.
  • Independent, self-starter with desire for continuous learning
  • Ability to navigate complex organization structures to successfully complete assignments

Desired Background:

  • 5 -7 years of related experience
  • Printing industry experience a plus
  • 2 - 3 years capital project management experience.
  • PLC and PC based controls and instrumentation experience.
  • Wonderware, Visual Basic, database (SQL), industrial web applications, industrial communications, AC/DC drives and motors, servo control experience a plus
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • Technical training at various levels of the organization.
  • Excellent teams skills - as team member and trainer and developer.
  • Thorough understanding of National Electric Code (NEC)


  • Bachelor’s degree required with concentration in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred



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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