Title:  Power Boiler and Recovery Boiler Manufacturing Excellence Senior Manager

Requisition ID:  2664

ME, US, 03901

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 100%

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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.



This position is responsible for providing technical support and leadership to the mills for Power Boilers and Recovery Boilers.   The role of the position is to align the operating, maintenance, and engineering teams to the corporate policies and standards to successfully meet our goals for safety, environmental performance, reliability, and efficiency for Power Boilers and Recovery Boilers in the mills.   The individual will provide a positive influence on mill operations to meet Graphic Packaging International’s business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.  Key metrics for success in the role will be tracking and improving the availability, uptime, production, and efficiency of the various boilers in the fleet as well as meeting safety, cost, schedule, and quality of work targets for the asset’s annual outages.    Identify and execute value creation projects with the mills through your influence and leadership. 


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

  • Responsible for personal safety and a safe work environment by making and sharing safety observations and correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions.
  • Responsible for assisting mill operations to ensure compliance with environmental requirements and regulations in the area.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support in the areas of operator skills and knowledge, annual outage planning, capital project planning, and maintenance/reliability effectiveness to achieve the corporate business goals for the assets. 
  • Provide troubleshooting support in the mills as needed.
  • Identify energy efficiency opportunities and develop operating strategies to improve energy costs.
  • Participate in reviewing data and providing commentary for the company’s Environmental, Stewardship and Governance reporting.
  • Collect data and issue monthly benchmarking reports to track key performance of the assets with respect to safety, cost, quality, and productivity.
  • Improve standard work systems such as trouble cause correction guide, standard operating procedures, startup/shutdown checklists and centerlines for the assets.
  • Coach, teach, mentor, and perform assessments and audits of the boiler assets to ensure compliance to Graphic Packaging International standards as well as industry standards for BLRBAC, ASME, and NFPA.
  • Track recommended corrective actions identified by the insurance company to completion by working with the mills to develop plans for successful resolution as well as outage extension request approval to the insurance company from the mills. 
  • Establish and maintain currency in existing and emerging boiler technologies relevant to Graphic Packaging International’s business competitiveness.
  • Identify and execute value creation projects with the mills through your influence and leadership. 


  • Minimum of five (10) years’ experience in the operation, maintenance or design/field engineering for Power Boilers and Recovery Boilers in paper mills.
  • Candidates must possess the ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks, an understanding of team development concepts, a demonstrated ability to contribute as an individual and work in a team environment, as well as an established skill to execute work based on standards and procedures. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree (technical) preferred but experience as a leader to operate and maintain Power Boiler and Recovery Boiler systems to high standards will be considered.
  • Qualified candidates must possess a solid understanding of Power Boiler and Recovery Boiler operations, maintenance, reliability practices and standards.

 REQUIRED SKILLS: Skills include but not limited to the following.

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software, Excel, Word, and Outlook


  • Overnight travel to include flying and or driving that will require a minimum 65% time away from home.
  • Support for annual outages may require extended stays (up to three weeks) away from home.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods.
  • Climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


  • Integrity & Trust
  • Functional Technical Skill/Knowledge
  • Priority Setting
  • Action Oriented
  • Organizational Skills
  • Leading Value Creation
  • Influencing Teams

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine