Title:  Electrical & Instrumentation Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID:  3492

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.



The Electrical & Instrumentation Reliability Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance for operating units and equipment within the mill.  This role maintains and improves  the safety, envionmental standards, overall reliability for the electrical and instrumentation systems within the mill.  The Electrical & Instrumentation Reliability Engineer develops strategies to manage mill assets at peak performance, optimize lifetime return on investment, mitigte reliability risk, and support capital improvements in support of long-term sustainable performace.  Field supervision and inspection of work.  Project management and office administrative duties will be required in support of the functional  area of assignment.  Incumbents are expected to exercise initiative and indepence in implementing department policices, developing effective work systems, and solving operational problems. 


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

  • Ensures that proper safety practices are followed.
  • Responsible to communicate with operations for efficient preventive maintenance and routine job planning, work scheduling and execution to optimize equipment.  Use engineering principles to accurately scope jobs that will increase overall equipment reliability. 
  • Investigate the feasibility of redesigning systems where we are having reoccurring reliability problems.
  • Assist/Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis efforts by helping implement corrective actions that are needed to prevent reoccurrence of equipment failures. 
  • Responds to emergencies as requested; coordinates activities with others; directs the work and utilization of resources to effect repair.
  • Will be required to perform rotating weekend maintenance on-call duty for the entire mill as part of the key management team.
  • Follow all company policies in procuring parts for required work.
  • Work with Electrical/Instrumentation maintenance supervisors to gain concurrence on plan details (manpower, tools, special consideration, etc.). 
  • Utilize predictive data (thermography, oil analysis, flow scan, etc.) to set priority for outage work.
  • Prior to outage day, coordinate clearly with maintenance supervisors and technicians the job plans, time estimates, resource requirements, any safety hazards present, communicate any need for special permits.
  • Assure proper level of feedback from maintenance supervisors and technicians on completed jobs.
  • Ownership and ability to delegate RCFA action items that are needed to prevent reoccurring equipment failures.
  • Prepares records related to the work performed and materials and supplies used.
  • Experience in recovery boiler maintenance.



  • BS degree with 3 years related E&I industrial maintenance/reliability experience or 7 years E&I related industrial maintenance/reliability experience with a high school diploma.


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering preferred. 


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office project software and a CMMS system preferably SAP.
  • Utilize SAP for the creation of task lists to assist in job planning.
  • Candor/Integrity; Assertive Leadership skills; Sense of Urgency; People skills including coaching, teaching, managing, and confronting; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Organized work practices and attention to detail; Self-discipline and the willingness to support colleagues unselfishly.
  • Strong understanding of networked drive systems. (Low and Medium AC drives and DC drives)
  • Working knowledge of DC, induction, and synchronous motors.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and ability to read, modify, and create new loop sheets/motor elementaries.
  • Understanding of single line drawings and the ability to use them to create/implement EI Reliability lockouts for emergency and planned lockouts.
  • Working knowledge of PLC’s and Logic Systems
  • Working knowledge of general instrumentation and control valves.
  • Working knowledge of electric motor controls and design. (i.e. starters, motors, control strategies, cable sizing, etc.) (480V and Medium Voltage, up to 5kV)



  • General schedule is an 8-10 hour M-F assignmet, however, the employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends, and be punctual while doing so.  
  • Periodic weekend-duty coverage for the maintenance department.
  • Occasional overnight travel includes flying, driving, riding, or by rail (up to 25%).



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.


Nearest Major Market: Monroe