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Title:  Tooling Designer

Requisition ID:  10616-159
Location: 

Staunton, VA, US, 24401

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  83

Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely- recognized companies in the world.

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees and creating superior returns for our shareholders. We strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate.  Graphic Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Differences

Tooling Designer - Staunton, VA

Our Staunton, VA facility to looking for a Tooling Design Assistant/Assistant CAD Table Technician to join our Innovation and Design team. The individual in this position will primarily be responsible for assisting the Production Tooling Designer in cutting and assembling of tooling. This position reports to the Prepress Manager.

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

  • Use of CAD software to design and make tooling parts
  • Use of CNC router table to cut various wood and plastics
  • Use of Vertical Milling Machine to machine parts as needed for various metals
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshooting as required on Router table, Mill and 3D Printer
  • Manage raw material / expendables inventory and issue PO’s as required
  • Repair and modify tooling as required using set jigs and procedures
  • Must work independently with deadlines
  • Maintain logs as required
  • Complete other tasks as assigned
  • Communicate with outside vendors to order dies and tooling as needed
  • Understand measuring tools, measurements and tolerances

Ideally the individual that would be a strong fit for this position would have some of the following knowledge/skills and abilities;

  • Previous CNC experience (Vertical Milling Machine)
  • Previous carpentry / workshop experience (i.e.-use of power tools/milling machine)
  • CAD program use and experience (i.e. AutoCad, Solidworks, CimPack)
  • 3D Printing experience with 3D modeling with SolidWorks
  • At least one year of professional working experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and can multi-task
  • Ability to work with various departments within a manufacturing setting in a collaborative and productive manner

An individual in this position must be able to learn and demonstrate the following skills;

  • Willing and able to learn CAD software
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Comply with safety regulations
  • Comply with company rules and regulations
  • Willing and able to learn CIM-Pack, Artois CAD (packaging specific software)

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Has completed college/technical schooling courses in mechanical/manufacturing/tooling or similar relevant coursework in tooling design OR have had at least three years of equivalent professional experience in a tooling/tooling design/manufacturing design position
  • Skills: Mechanical

Job Preferences:

  • Experience and knowledge utilizing CNC equipment
  • Experience and knowledge building or utilize CAD for design
  • Experience and knowledge with 3D printing or similar software applications
  • Experience using milling equipment
  • Knowledge of industrial tooling and design
  • Education: Associate degree or higher in Engineering/Manufacturing/Tooling or a relevant field of study

Essential Job Functions include the following:

Physical Requirements:

  • These duties include but are not limited to physical requirements office work such as typing, sitting, filing and walking when necessary
  • Frequently standing (34-66% of the time)
  • Occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds (1-10% of the time)

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.  Please apply at www.graphicpkg.com


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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.