Title:  Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID:  2170

Waco, TX, US, 76712

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  Up to 25%

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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.


This is a leadership position where the Reliability Engineer is responsible for improving equipment and area reliability in the designated business area. 


JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include but are not limited to the following.

  • Ensuring prompt completion of RCFA’s and corrective actions.
  • Tracking equipment related downtime data and causes, using this data to identify opportunities for improvement, and selling these opportunities to area stakeholders.
  • Leading RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) process to identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Analyzing downtime to identify significant and/or chronic failures and lead reliability improvement efforts.
  • Assisting in development and utilization of key reliability metrics to consistently measure performance.
  • Maintaining reliability improvement plan for departmental machinery.
  • Ensuring critical reliability improvement projects are on capital and repair job plans.
  • Ensuring reliability improvements are incorporated into routine and major outage work scopes.
  • Providing oversight for mill lubrication plans.
  • Providing mill-wide ownership of some critical reliability systems (i.e.: lubrication, vibration, pumps, gearboxes, etc).
  • Providing technical support to the area Reliability inspectors and lubrication mechanics.
  • Improve utilization of predictive technologies to reduce unscheduled downtime.
  • Providing technical support of supervisors and craftsmen as needed.
  • Supporting planner work systems and master data improvement efforts such as PM development and store room inventory adjustment recommendations.
  • Implement GPI Reliability Best Practices.
  • Support Capital and Repair Projects Engineering Liaison. Develop and handoff capital work to mill engineering Champion the element of “Design for Reliability” in all capital and repair jobs.
  • Facility Plan Development.  Support 5-year repair plan development and provide input for capital planning.


  • BS Degree in Engineering(preferred) or demonstrated equivalent practical/technical experience
  • 5+ years reliability experience in an industrial maintenance organization.  Paper industry and or power plant experience preferred.



  • Thorough knowledge of reliability concepts and application
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain change
  • Demonstrated ability to engage a work force
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive problem solver



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

Functional / Technical Skills

Organization and Priority Setting

Action Oriented and Drive for results

Decision Quality

Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

Process Optimization

Continuous Improvement

Business acumen

Nearest Major Market: Waco