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Graphic Packaging International, LLC R&D Technician II in Louisville, Colorado

R&D Technician II

Requisition ID: 4039


Louisville, CO, US, 80027

Department: Research & Development

Travel: Up to 25%

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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.


With limited supervision the R&D Technical Specialist is responsible for designing, fabricating, converting, and installing machines and processes directly related to the launch of new business objectives, new manufacturing processes, and qualification of new raw materials.

Job Functions:

  • Designs, fabricates, converts, maintains, operates, and trains others on the installation and use of package converting equipment in support of launching new business initiatives for the Company.

  • Manages the machinery/mechanical aspects of R&D projects.

  • Works independently and travels to GPI manufacturing locations to install and/or troubleshoot package manufacturing machinery.

  • Travels to GPI customer’s facilities and assists with the installation, start-up, and trouble-shooting of packaging converting equipment.

  • Writes reports/recommendations on projects and communicates regularly with machine venders, GPI plant management, GPI customers, and business development personnel.

  • Schedules, coordinates, and manages manufacturing trials evaluating new raw materials and converting processes.

  • Facilitates process-related projects and programs in support of Corporate R&D.

  • Responsible for maintenance and up-keep of R&D pilot line converting equipment.


Qualified candidate will have at a minimum a High School diploma or equivalent (GED), with 20+ years of experience operating, fabricating, and maintaining manufacturing equipment used in the packaging converting industry (printing presses, laminators, die-cutters/sheeters, folder/gluers, metallizers). Candidate must be comfortable working with and around customers. It is preferable that the qualified candidate have machine shop/machining experience working with typical machine tools such as mills, lathes, welding equipment, etc.

Physical/mental requirements:

Ability to lift up to 40-50 lbs. Ability to work safely and effectively on/around large manufacturing equipment. Communicates and works effectively and safely around sometimes dangerous chemicals and chemical environments.

Pay Range: $55,770.00 - $69,740.00

GPI’s Benefit Program

  • Competitive Pay

  • 401(k) w/employer matching

  • Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage

  • Short and Long-Term Disability

  • Life Insurance

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

  • Various Voluntary benefits

  • Adoption Assistance Program

  • Employee Discount Programs

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Paid Time Off + 11 paid company holidays each year

Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

This role is incentive plan eligible. Additional information will be shared during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, knowledge, skills, past experience, job duties, geography, and business need, among other things.

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. (http://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/Graphicpkg/SF_eeo_is_the_law_federal_poster.pdf)

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Nearest Secondary Market: Denver