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Title:  Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID:  14648-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Project Engineer is a member of the Capital Engineering group that provides technical services to the Company in various capacities.  In addition to managing capital projects, the Project Engineer will be responsible for evaluating and investigating opportunities to improve the reliability and utilization of the Mill’s asset base.  The Project Engineer should be self-motivating, creative, act as a team leader, and show initiative to strive for continuous improvement in all assignments. 

 Job Accountabilities

  • Manages small to large capital and major maintenance projects
  • Prepares estimates, budgets, schedules, materials, and contract specifications for projects
  • Coordinates design and construction activities with operations, field personnel, procurement, engineering, and construction contractors and manages projects to ensure on budget and on schedule completion
  • Provides support to field maintenance technicians and operations staff
  • Maintains Company technical standards and design criteria
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards for assigned projects
  • Manages multiple projects and initiatives concurrently
  • Appropriately communicates with Management on status and developments of projects assigned and/or in progress
  • Support capital project development, define project scopes, complete project estimates, and support design and construction
  • Review projects for technical accuracy and clarity and deliver presentations as required to support project updates, justification, and explanation
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering
  • Two (2) – five (5) years of practical engineering experience in paper or manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of and ability to apply basic engineering principles
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience
  • Ability to coordinate and manage small to large projects
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to read, understand and effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, vendors, customers, contractors, and regulatory officials
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to anticipate and adapt to dynamic situations
  • Must pass drug test and background check
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Required Experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Five (5) years or more years of experience in project engineering in a paper or manufacturing environment
  • Advanced understanding of an integrated paper mill processes


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.

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