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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 9/28/2017

Graphic Packaging Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
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Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. The Company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft and coated-recycled board. The Company's customers include some of the most widely recognized companies in the world.

Our vision -- to provide packaging solutions that improve the world in which we live -- can be achieved by delivering value to our customers, building a high performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities in which we operate.

Graphic Packaging has approximately 13,500 employees working in more than 50 locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. 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. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at


Graphic Packaging, International's Engineering Management Development Program is a high-visibility, 18-month rotational engineering leadership program:

* 18 months, three 6-month rotations in multiple locations in the United States

* Learning curriculum and assessments designed to develop engineering skills, provide fast-track industry experience, and teach hands-on engineering processes and strategies

* Develop relationships with Executive leadership: you are paired with Executive sponsor, leadership mentor, onsite manager

* Lead engineering projects that impact key business initiatives - sometimes individual projects, and sometimes leading a team

* Make in-person presentations to CEO and Executive team every six months, with other MDPs

At the end of your rotations, you will graduate and join the company as an MDP Alumni Engineering Team Member on the management track. You will move immediately into an engineering development plan that is aligned with business needs.

Relocation is a threshold requirement and we provide relocation assistance to support you. We operate throughout North America and we need engineering leaders who are on the ground where our operations and clients are.

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

* Proactively complete learning curriculum and pass assessments

* Manage, report regularly upon, and complete your projects

* Perform and/or manage all aspects of customer service and related sales service

* Actively participate in special project teams of which you are a part

* Various Manufacturing Analysis

* Other duties as assigned


* 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.


* Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Pulp and Paper Science, Packaging, Printing or related degree

* *Advanced Degree considered but not required


* 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.


* 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'll occasionally have overnight travel that could include flying, driving, riding or rail travel.


* 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.


* 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 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.