Process Engineer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States at Graphic Packaging International

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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ABOUT GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.:

Graphic Packaging International, Inc., (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leader in packaging design and innovation, serving hundreds of the world’s most recognized brands. You’ve probably purchased food, beverages or other consumer products sold in our packaging. Our focus on customer service has made us one of the world’s largest manufacturers of folding cartons, and we hold a leading market position in coated unbleached kraft, coated recycled board, microwave packaging, and machinery. We continue to set new standards for our industry, always looking ahead to help our customers meet changing consumer demands and their business goals. We combine market-specific expertise and innovative thinking to create inspired packaging.  Graphic Packaging has over 13,500 employees working in more than 60​ locations in North and South America, Europe and Australasia. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. At Graphic Packaging, we know that our greatest asset is our people. For more information, visit www.graphicpkg.com.

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

  • Learning designed to develop engineering skills, provide fast-track industry experience, and teach “hands-on” engineering processes and strategies
  • Develop relationships with leadership and operators
  • Lead engineering projects that impact key business initiatives – sometimes individual projects, and sometimes leading a team
  • Attends and participates in department meetings as scheduled
  • Troubleshooting of tasks based on need – can be in various areas including the papermachines, stock prep, waste water, powerhouse and any other area required
  • Provides support implementing best practices to improve safety, quality, productivity and cost reduction

 

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

  • Proactively complete learning curriculum
  • Manage, report regularly upon, and complete your projects
  • Actively participate in special project teams of which you are a part
  • Various Manufacturing Analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Your prior experiences must demonstrate initiative, intellectual curiosity, strong problem-solving skills, success managing multiple priorities, an affinity for working in a manufacturing operations environment, and working well in a team under deadline pressure.  Prior experience may include internships, co-op assignments, summer jobs, and volunteer work, leadership roles in student or college-affiliated organizations, full-time or part-time positions. Work experience related to field of study is desirable.
  • *Prior full time experience in engineering is considered but not required.

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS:

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Pulp and Paper Science, Packaging, Printing, Electrical, Mechanical or related degree
  • *Advanced Degree considered but not required

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Curiosity. Learning is fun for you. You want to know how things work. You want to learn this business from the ground up and always think of how we could do things better, make things better, and serve our clients better.
  • Initiative and drive. You are proactive, and you like to jump in. You want to introduce yourself to people, ask questions, build relationships across the organization, and bring people together to get projects done.
  • Sense of Geographic Adventure. This is a rotational program, so relocation is required. We assist with relocation; you bring the ability and desire to relocate.
  • Get your Hands Dirty. We are a “roll up your sleeves” manufacturing operation. You have the drive and desire to work in manufacturing plants, understand the operations, and be actively involved on the shop floor.
  • Manufacturing happens in real-time on the shop floor, and we are a 24-7 operation. You are able and willing to work “shift” hours when required.

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • Generally, your schedule is a shift assignment and we make efforts to schedule you during daylight hours; however, engineering in manufacturing is a shift-driven operation. You are willing to work alternate schedules as assigned, when it gets the job done. This could be early mornings, nights, and/or weekends. Punctuality is key – it is a display of respect for your teammates and clients, and it indicates your respect for what you do.
  • You will occasionally have overnight travel that could include flying, driving, riding or rail travel.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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.

 

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Orientation
    • Problem Solving Acumen
    • Priority Setting
    • Conflict Management
    • Integrity and Trust
    • Organizing
    • Motivating Others
    • Timely Decision Making
    • Decision Quality
    • Learning on the Fly  
  • Willingness and Ability to Relocate
  • Ability to Learn by Doing, and to Learn Quickly                          

 

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. 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.

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At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


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 EEO is the Law Poster.

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