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Title:  Experienced Industrial Maintenance Electrician

Requisition ID:  9071-159

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

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

OPPORTUNITY: We are a Foodservice cup forming manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Shelbyville, Illinois team. This job posting is for an Experienced Maintenance Electrician. Pay begins at $23.83 / hour with scheduled progressions to $26.19/ hour after 34 months, plus $0.75 night shift differential.  We continually encourage our employees to advance their careers through on-the-job training. Our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry.   We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, including health spending accounts and a progressive healthy lifestyle program, and a 401-K program with a company matching component and standard supplemental company contributions. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation programs and an Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.


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JOB SUMMARY: Conducts, designs, installs, maintains, tests, adjusts, and repairs electrical/electronic components throughout the plant and warehouses in a timely fashion to ensure that production is minimally impacted. Applies knowledge of electrical/electronic principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. 


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

  • Ensure a safe, clean and orderly work environment; Perform all duties in a safe and orderly manner.
  • Participate in safety meetings and programs.
  • Ensure production, warehousing and distribution of products consistent with established food safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair electrical/electronic equipment from low voltage VDC to 480 VAC, including but not limited to motors (AC, DC, Stepper, Servo, and motor control circuits), variable frequency and servo motor drives, programmable controls (Allen-Bradley and Siemens), Operator interfaces and HMI touch screens numerical controls, power supplies, drives, gages and test equipment.
  • Maintain, program, and trouble-shoot PLC’s using laptop computer.
  • Advise operators and line mechanics of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic equipment and components.
  • Plan and perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
  • Plan and lay out new installations.
  • Install new electrical assemblies in accordance with wiring diagrams and all applicable codes.
  • Make necessary measurements, estimate materials required, and requisition supplies as needed through the shift supervisor/manager.
  • Install, test, adjust and repair all electrical systems and equipment in the plant and warehouses.
  • Perform preventive maintenance functions; Lubricate assigned electrical equipment at specified intervals.
  • Maintain checklists, lubrication lists on other related records as required (PM’s)
  • Use SAP to enter length of repair time, repair history and to look up parts information.
  • Assist in other areas or perform other duties, as assigned.

Required Skills


  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated maintenance electrician experience in an industrial setting.
  • 18 years or older.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • 2 year Electronics or Electrical Associates Degree, preferred.
  • Ability to successfully complete skilled electrician assessment process.
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical/ electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
  • Experience working with low voltage VDC to 480 VAC.
  • Advanced computer experience; PLC programming experience.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to read complex electrical schematics, blue prints and operating manuals.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail orientation.
  • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced/multi tasked manufacturing environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take direction from others, and to follow verbal or written instructions.
  • Ability to work well on own, as well as work well with and through others to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to successfully complete written and driving examination required to obtain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) operator license.
  • Willingness to participate in continuous training.
  • Ability to provide your own tools not provided by Graphic Packaging International.



  • 12-hour shifts with rotating weekends off. 
  • Ability to work overtime and plant holidays, as scheduled, and to work on alternate shifts to a facilitate training and to cover opposite shift.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to perform the essential physical functions of the position, with or without accommodation. This includes: Sitting, walking or standing for extended periods of time, up to 12-hours; Lifting to 50lbs; Carrying to 30 lbs.; Lowering to 30 lbs. from a height of 4 feet; Visual acuity and depth perception necessary to operator equipment, and to read computer screen or other electronic devices; Working in various temperatures & humidity levels; Working at heights to 30 feet.

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.

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