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Company: Graham Packaging
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. Theyre the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit thats inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.

Working across the North American plant network, the Operations Engineer will work with the plant operations staff of each assigned plant to drive operations excellence and assist the plant with reaching its operational goals, strategies and metrics. Specific focus will be in the Maintenance & Reliability Execution Element of the Graham Operating System which includes proactive, preventive, and predictive maintenance as well as optimizing and replicating best practices. Active engagement, training and development of the plant Technical Teams will be critical for success. Position requires a high level of discipline in the development and execution of key impactful projects to deliver the required results in the assigned plants. Use of and development of scope of work, bidding, business case, time lines and project tracking is critical to the role. This position reports to the Director of Operations Engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for one or more of GPCs critical processes.
  • Leads complex projects of critical importance to GPC.
  • Participates in significant projects to support technical innovation.
  • Acts as leader for assigned plant reviews by GPCs leadership.
  • Works with Teams to shape and develop strategic decisions.
  • Utilizes Engineering Fundamentals of design to develop specification and scope of work documents.
  • Prioritize and work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Works with assigned plants to develop capital spending plans to exceed the plants AOP commitments.
  • Develops scope of work, bid documents, and assembles and presents business case to GPC leadership for key plant improvement initiatives.
  • Uses project management tools such as A3, 8D, FMEA, MS Excel, MS Project, and action lists to track successful project execution to project closure including clear delivery of the project commitments and lessons learned.
  • Manage projects, including timelines, resources and budgets
  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities.
  • Use strong influencing and communication skills to understand unique site needs and to effectively partner in delivering solutions.
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Maintains detailed accurate records and files
  • Documents issues and create action plans to solve issues in a short term and long term manner
  • Work with plant and corporate support groups to drive improvement projects.
  • Work with OEM, and third party equipment vendors to develop technical solutions to persistent mechanical, quality, and process issues
  • Participate in Maintenance Standardization efforts across the business units.
  • Analyze equipment and functional location work history data in the SAPPM system to assess opportunities to increase reliability and reduce maintenance costs; Predictive Maintenance.
  • Assess and execute technical solutions to improve machine efficiency and effectiveness and/or reduce downtime.
  • Ensure maintenance managers are engaged in the PM/PdM process and understand the options available from the Operations Engineering.
  • Create training programs to address specific needs of individuals and groups in plants.
  • Train in one on one and group environments, both on the floor and in the classroom.
  • Coach and mentor plant maintenance personnel.
  • Acts as mentor and coach to Junior Operations Engineers.
  • Evaluates/validates the impact of corrective actions that impact availability and/or reliability and leverages solutions across plants/site if appropriate.
  • Use data effectively to track progress and sustain results.
  • Timely filing weekly reports on engineering charge hours, travel and expenses.
  • Travel up to 85% of the time (international travel as needed)

Education, Skills and/or Work Experience Requirements

  • BS in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering field preferred
  • Problem solving and decision making, 8D, A3, RCA, FMEA
  • Subject Matter Expert in one or more of GPCs critical processes
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong influencing and communication skill
  • Prior work experience with the follow equipment is preferred:

    Extrusion Blow Molding; Blow Molders (Wheel), IML, and other automated downstream equipment.

    Injection Molding: Huskies/Uniloy, Robots, Dryers, Resin Conveying, Blending systems

    Stretch Blow Molding; Single Stage and Two Stage equipment

    Container handling: Conveyors, Palletizers, Strappers, Wrappers, Bottle Unscramblers

    Utilities support systems; Compressors, Pumps, Chillers, Towers, Water Treatment

    Inspection Systems: Vision, Leak Detection

    Labeling Systems: PML, Heat Transfer, Silk Screen

Additionally, all candidates must possess excellent understanding of industrial safety policies and practices, a strong working knowledge of statistics and analytical tools associated with quality systems, and the ability to write technical documents and create step by step instruction sets for complex operation

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: Graham Packaging, Lancaster , Operations, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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