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Title:  Process Engineer (Contract)

Requisition ID:  10915-159

Visalia, CA, US, 93278

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  E1


This role will be responsible for providing Engineering Support, and technical and machine troubleshooting support for the Visalia Plant.   They will also be responsible for working on a team of engineers as they develop, test, modify, and create solutions to technical problems. The candidate must have basic knowledge in all facets of engineering, capital requests, procuring equipment and services, installation of new equipment, working with vendors and contractors, and converting process trouble shooting.  Under general direction, will provide input on engineering projects, from planning to implementation. They understand and align business operations and Engineering as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

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

  • Comply with all Company and department safety policies, procedures and programs. Identify safety short falls and strives to eliminate them.
  • Provide technical support to assigned Department to optimize performance, increase production efficiency, improve quality, and increase equipment reliability.
  • Create and use processes for analysis of production and maintenance data to identify problems with processes, equipment, tooling, and personnel.  Use technical skills and formal methods to identify root causes and implement solutions, including design changes.
  • Coordinate communications and efforts with internal and external resources to troubleshoot equipment and to execute repairs, PM’s, and upgrades to equipment and tooling.  Participate in planning meetings with Maintenance.
  • Support efforts of Continuous Improvement group to develop departmental procedures and training programs.  Develop specific technical procedures when necessary.  Participate in Continuous Improvement efforts and teams.
  • Support development and implementation of capital improvements, and lead implementation when needed.
  •  Provide expertise and training in the use of operating and troubleshooting processes with Maintenance and Operators, to solve day-to-day issues.
  • Track and evaluate numerous Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and Operator performance data, identify trends, and recommend courses of action to address needs.
  • Use SAP and production databases to determine effective maintenance schedules and predictive parts replacement that will improve reliability.
  • Evaluate layout, flow, and balance of processes.  Coordinate process changes and equipment modifications.  Measure effectiveness of improvements.
  • Execute departmental projects to reduce costs, reduce spoilage, and improve performance.
  • Participate in planning and execution of trials to support accuracy of data and results / conclusions.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Prior experience in converting/ packaging industry preferred.
  • Knowledge in Six-Sigma/Lean/Work Systems is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines



  • Four-year degree preferred or;
  • Compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.



  • Must be well organized, analytical, decisive, action oriented and a team player.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals within all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office software; AutoCad, SolidWorks, and SAP a plus.



  • General schedule is an 8-hour 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 of time 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.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • To be evaluated and added at later date and absolutely prior to posting/interviewing for role.


GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC. 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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Visalia
Nearest Secondary Market: Tulare

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