Title:  Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  2026

Waco, TX, US, 76712

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 50%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


We are seeking a motivated and detail oriented Process Engineer to join our dynamic team and continue to our ongoing process optimization and continuous improvement program (GPS). As a Process Engineer you will collaborate with cross-functional teams (Manufacturing, Engineering, Planning to identify areas of improvement within our cup and carton manufacturing processes, implement innovative solutions and reapply across our sites to drive operational excellence. This role will play crucial part in improving efficiency, reducing waste, ensuring highest quality standards and drive operational excellence in our production environment. 



  • Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing teams to analyze existing manufacturing processes and identify opportunities for optimization and efficiency gains
  • Conduct data analysis and performance assessments to quantify process improvements, validate outcomes and drive reapplication
  • Lead and/or assist in the design, testing and implementation of process improvements, including equipment upgrades/changes, changes in SOP’s, and workflow adjustments.
  • Participate in root cause analysis leveraging GPS tools to identify process inefficiencies, defects, and deviations from quality standards, proposing and implementing corrective actions.
  • Support the development and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure consistent and sustainable process execution.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including manufacturing, engineering, quality and maintenance to ensure smooth and sustainable implementation of process improvements.  
  • Engage in continuous learning and stay updated on industry trends and best practices in process optimization, continuous improvement and engineering methodologies.
  • Contribute and/or develop regular process reports and communicate findings , challenges and successes to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to plan and execute
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, identify patterns, and draw meaningful conclusions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive mindset towards identifying and addressing process inefficiencies.
  • Solid understanding of process engineering principles and familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Ability to overcome technical challenges in the process optimization and reapplication of best practices across Foodservice facilities
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to drive multiple concurrent assignments to completion.

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Process Optimization
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Documentation
  • Presentation
  • Business acumen
  • Growth Mindset in Developing Talent and Teams and Continuous Improvement
  • Leadership Mindset in Enabling Performance and Engaging Employees
  • Strategic Mindset in delivering a High-Performance Organization

Nearest Major Market: Waco