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Title:  Electrical Engineer III

Requisition ID:  10387-159

Portland, OR, US, 97217

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  E3


This engineering position deals with developing and leading the processes to ensure the application of Safe practices, ensure product quality, and continuous improvements to production costs and efficiencies. Lead root causes analysis and development of systemic solutions to eliminate repetitive incidents. Ensure plant power and controls equipment reliability through standard work practices.


Key Responsibilities (job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following):

  • Manage Electrical Safety program.
  • Lead the maintenance team on troubleshooting of problems with PLC’s, drives, sensors, and controls
  • Lead the maintenance team on all improvement projects regarding PLC’s, drives, sensors, and controls
  • Provide electrical support and code Compliance direction to Maintenance crews.
  • Provide training and mentoring for Maintenance Electricians.
  • Provide a strategic plan for power and control platforms
  • Manage capital projects
  • Support Continuous Improvement process through project development and technical support for projects.
  • Manage the integrity of the power distribution system
  • Manage upgrades to obsolete components and systems.


Job Functions: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage LOTO section of Safety Manual
  • Develop and administer strategy plan for plant power and controls platform.
  • Provide capital plan business case data
  • Manage capital projects and machine improvements, including the scope of work, bidding, and project oversight
  • Work with outside contractors on non-capital projects
  • Create a culture to achieve plant results
  • Model core values
  • Provide technical support for Maintenance crews, including night and weekend support.
  • Must be able to work 8 hours/day (sometimes off-shift and/or weekends) plus overtime as needed.


Background / Experience:

  • 5-8 years in an industrial manufacturing plant with electrical experience
  • NEC Code knowledge
  • Siemens Step 7 knowledge
  • Siemens DC drive knowledge


Education / Knowledge:

  • Bachelor of Science  Electrical Engineering
  • PE Electrical Engineering for the State of Oregon a plus.
  • PLC programming/ troubleshooting
  • Power distribution systems knowledge


Specific Skills:

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Leadership skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • PLC programming/troubleshooting skills in Siemens Step 7 and DC drives
  • Strong Computer skills (AutoCAD, Excel, Word.)
  • Self- Motivated
  • Good organization skills
  • Project Management skills

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.

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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.