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Title:  General Mechanic New Hire

Requisition ID:  19609-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

General Mechanic New Hire (Millwright)

The General Mechanic New Hire will play a key role in improving overall reliability and reducing unscheduled downtime which is critical to the success of the mill. This position requires analyzing and reporting the health of rotating process equipment to proactively identify component, equipment, and system issues. Our goal at Graphic Packaging is to continually employ the highest level of educated and thoroughly trained mechanics, this role is imperative to achieve that goal.

Required Skills


  • Performing analysis on rotating machines and overseeing monitoring
  • Detailed machine diagnosis of common machinery faults
  • Rotating equipment background with turbine and compressor experience as a plus
  • Being viewed and utilized as a resource (SME) in all areas of precision practices and work closely with peers, managers, and industry experts to ensure precision practices
  • Act as a QA/QC resource to ensure proper installation and repair of equipment
  • Work with other Department Learning Leader(s) to ensure that procedures and other training or reference documents are aligned with Precision Practices and kept current
  • Continued support using rotating machinery reliability experience
  • Participate in meetings for specking equipment and create new practices and training
  • Support new mechanic hires and participates in onboarding and assimilation
  • Maintain a stock of tools required to perform skill demonstration and qualifications


Required Experience


  • A genuine desire to take on role and willingness to stay in role for at least three (3) years
  • Clean discipline history and attendance record
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently during certification with ongoing occasional travel in support of other mills
  • Five (5) years of experience in mechanical maintenance, experienced in multi-craft maintenance and analysis preferred
  • Specific knowledge in hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics, vibration analysis and basic electrical repair, machine diagnosis of common machinery faults.
  • Prior millwright positions preferred
  • Prior training and certification in welding certification, vibration analysis, electrical/mechanical, bearing training, conveyor systems, pumps, fans, screening equipment, and conveying systems - preferred
  • Ability and willingness to work in widely varied environments
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and verbal communication skills addressing specific issues
  • Strong MS Office skills – Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Working knowledge of OSHA

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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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