Title:  Process Engineer I

Requisition ID:  20156-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  No Travel Required

MISSION / SUMMARY:  This developmental role will result in multiple assignments throughout the mill and will provide technical support within the assigned departments. This position will work closely with assigned mentors to develop and implement best practices to improve safety, quality, productivity and cost reduction. 

The successful candidate will provide support for process improvement projects including, but not limited to, support for trials and investigations of new technologies.  This position will support the mill’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) management system as required.  This will include updating operator rounds, auditing of operations for out of range process variables and working with management and hourly employees to correct out of range KPI’s. 

Drive best practices in safe operations and ensure the safety of all operations, maintenance and staff personnel. Must be a self-starter, self-directed, take initiative to move forward with ideas, be committed and able to work with and influence others. Must learn quickly and analyze the data.

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

  • Review daily production and quality data, analyzes production and operation issues.
  • Responsibilities include implementing manufacturing processes, troubleshooting process, equipment issues, data collection and analysis.
  • Manage trials, identify process improvements.  
  • Assist key personnel in outage planning and operational scheduling.
  • Analyze weekly and monthly process trends.
  • Monitors departmental cost, develop capital project scope and budget.
  • Training of hourly and salary personnel, reviews work and vacation schedules.
  • Assist in the preparation of yearly cost and production budgets.

Required Skills


  • Bachelor Degree - Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Pulp & Paper Science. Any Engineering discipline is encouraged to apply.

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
  • SAP Business Software Knowledge preferred
  • The incumbent must provide strong leadership and teamwork to ensure safe and efficient operations


  • General schedule is M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


  • Action Oriented
  • Problem Solving / Technical Skills
  • Drive for Results
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Priority Setting
  • Conflict Management

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 25,000 employees working in more than 130 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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