Technical Designer
Graphic Packaging - Concord, NH

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This position is located in our Concord, NH facility.

Position: Technical Designer

Position Mission/Summary

The mission of the Innovation and Design (I&D) organization is to bring forth new packaging solutions through creative structural design, working collaboratively with our internal graphic designers, machinery and systems engineers, business development team members, market and product managers, manufacturing and quality assurance personnel, key supplier partners and ultimately interfacing with customers to understand their unmet needs, consumer unmet needs, and marketing objectives.

The Manufacturing Design (MD) team, within Innovation and Design, is responsible for translating final paperboard carton specifications into production-ready cutting tooling used by GPI converting facilities to produce finished paperboard cartons that meet customer needs, expectations, and requirements. The translation of specifications into tooling encompasses Layout, Programming, and Tooling Ordering processes and procedures utilizing both ArtiosCAD and SAP software applications.

Position Description

We have an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter for the position of Technical Designer. The ideal candidate will have solid working knowledge of paperboard substrates, carton structure design, and paperboard converting processes. This position requires hands-on Manufacturing Design process execution (Layout, Programming, and Tooling Ordering) in a team-based environment. This position’s responsibilities include effectively and efficiently meeting internal and external customer needs, expectations, and requirements; as well as confronting complex processes and technical challenges requiring direct involvement, understanding, and support to reach resolution.

Position Responsibilities

Internal focus

Actively monitor, maintain, and control work schedule and back-log (Layout Requests, Programming, Tooling Requests, etc.)

Effectively interface and interact with internal customers, stakeholders, peers, and co-workers to resolve issues in a timely fashion

Actively participate in employee Certification and Re-Certification activities

Provide input to improving technical training documentation related to Manufacturing Design

Charter, monitor, manage, and complete projects of varying focus, scope, complexity, and duration

Actively participate in, and contribute to, local Culture Development ideas, initiatives, and activities

Others, as assigned

External focus

Fully understand and support assigned tasks and responsibilities associated with both internal and external customer inquiries and engagements

Actively participate in the fine-tuning of Manufacturing Design processes and procedures to drive improvement in GPI’s Voice-of-Customer survey Net Promoter Score (NPS)

Support and resolve carton structure design and production tooling-related issues and inquiries involving both external and internal resources

Others, as assigned

Position Requirements

Dynamic, flexible, and personable team player with the ability to participate in team activities to achieve desired results

Effective time management and project management skills

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments and meet short deadlines

Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization

Technical and analytical skills

Highly detail-oriented and focused

Willingness to learn and to be trained

Apply initiative and exercise good judgment when making timely decisions based on data, facts, and experience

Proficiency with computer systems: MS-Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

Highly preferred:
College degree or equivalent professional experience

High-level of mechanical knowledge and aptitude for die cutting, production tooling design, finishing processes, and graphics layout

Prior demonstrated experience (0-2 years) with folding paperboard carton structure design

Prior experience with ArtiosCAD and SAP

Any level of LEAN / Six Sigma education and experience


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job.

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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. M/F/D/V

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