Title:  Paper Machine Continuous Improvement Engineer

Requisition ID:  21871-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  No Travel Required


The Paper Machine Continuous Improvement Engineer acts as liaison between the maintenance and operational group prioritizing, planning and verifying maintenance assets are utilized as maximum efficiency. They understand and align business operations as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

Required Skills

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

  • Coordinates with Maintenance Supervisors to ensure all work is prioritized and scheduled.
  • Participate in Daily Operations meetings.
  • Lead monthly/annual outage meetings and ensure project cost, scope and timelines are within budget.
  • Works with Operations and Maintenance teams to identify work for the area and generate work order requests based on need and priority for the day/week
  • Review Basic Care reports and finds to generate work requests for corrective action
  • Responsible for insuring all requests are correctly prepared with the following criteria;
  • Work request contains detailed and necessary information and documentation
  • Work order has the correct equipment location and work type
  • Realistic priority, target completion date is consistent with the overall needs of the area
  • Determines if improvement, indirect, work is expense versus capital and takes actions accordingly
  • Appropriate use of the “management of change” process
  • Utilizes up-to-date backlog reports to coordinate maintenance activities in his/her area of responsibility. Uses this backlog as a guide to specify planned work to be scheduled and planned, not a separate priority list
  • Follows up with Maintenance Supervisors on work being performed by maintenance, and contractors in his/her area of responsibility ensuring efficient execution and completion. Work with Maintenance and Operations to prioritize work and approve work requiring OT.
  • Supports the Maintenance Planner in detailed planning for daily, weekly and shutdown process.
  • Takes steps to have engineering involved in chronic problems addressed to identify RCFA and resolve
  • Develop/maintain chronic equipment list, and “when down do list” and uses it for resource allocation and scheduling
  • Coordinates lock out tag out (LO/TO) events with maintenance and operations to ensure all equipment is safely locked and available for work to begin on time

Required Experience


  • 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.
  • Use of ladders and stairs in the mill environment.


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. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

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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.

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