Title:  Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID:  3851

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


The Manufacturing Excellence (ME) Engineer is an entry-level position designed to introduce new employees with technical degrees to the world of paperboard manufacturing. Previous experience in paperboard manufacturing is not required—you will be trained on everything you need to know! The ME Engineer will work in a collaborative, team environment focused on deliberate improvement projects in the areas of cost reduction, quality, reliability, and productivity. Working with the ME Manager and Reliability Manager, ~60% of the ME Engineer’s time will be supporting an operating department (Paper, Fiber, Power, etc) and delivering results on projects aligned with the department’s improvement plan.


The Manufacturing Excellence Engineer will be a key resource for the site-wide work systems transformation initiative. Using the latest digital tools, ~20% of the time the ME Engineer will engage frontline workers to understand department workflows and create innovative solutions to improve communication and problem-solving.

While working on improvement projects, the ME Engineer will also spend ~20% of the time on personal growth and development. Technical training on the paper manufacturing process, reliability fundamentals, lean manufacturing, and advanced analytics using dataParc, minitab, and others will be offered. Leadership development courses provide a foundation for future advancement within the company as a Supervisor or Team Leader.


Manufacturing Excellence Work Processes

· Engage in safety leadership efforts and encourage/support safe work practices

· Drive mill initiatives in the department by engaging employees in improvement activities and work system transformation

· Coordinate trials and process experiments to improve the operation

· Implement 5S standards in department

· Analyze downtime to identify chronic issues and problems that need to be solved

· Identify opportunities to reduce process variability that lead to waste

· Support project teams with data analysis, advanced analytics, problem solving and presentation of results

· Graphic Packaging Green Belt certification

· RCFA reliability training

· Graphic Packaging Leadership Development Program





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