Production (Utility) Operator - High Starting Pay

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.

STARTING PAY RATE: $17. 50 / hour

PRINTING OPERATOR PAY RANGE: $17. 50 - $26. 74 / hour



Rotating 3-2-2 Schedule (rotating days of the week)

12 hour shifts (6:30 PM to 6:30 AM)

Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends


Our employee s health and quality of life are important to us. That s why we offer a benefits program that supports and protects them, their families, and their future.

GPI pays the full cost of certain basic benefits, including:

  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability

Optional benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday Pay and Attendance Bonus


Operate or tend a printing machine and folder gluer that transforms paperboard into various consumer packaging products.

  • Performs Make-Ready tasks: installs plates and washes blankets. Completes Make Ready Checklist by verifying copy check, scores, correct ink, bar code, repeat timing, print to cut, flexo register, die number, board grade, line clearance, etc.
  • Turns handles, pushes buttons or moves controls and levers to start / stop press and to manually set and adjust speed, temperature, ink flow, tension, and position and pressure tolerances of press
  • Loads, positions, and adjusts raw material (paperboard) in loading and feeding mechanisms of press
  • Set up and operates splicing device to splice end of new paper roll to depleted roll
  • Installs, adjusts, dismantles, reassembles, removes parts and equipment (printing plates, blankets, rollers, dies, cylinders, etc) using various hand tools and measuring devices such as wrenches (Allen, open-end, socket, torque, crescent), channel lock, pliers, hammer, screwdrivers, pry bar, tape measure, and calipers.
  • Performs preventative maintenance
  • Moves materials and fixtures (paperboard rolls, dies, repeats, etc) using fork truck, overhead crane, pallet jack, and hand cart; must obtain fork truck licensure
  • Dip ink into ink fountains of the printing unit
  • Monitors and controls operation of auxiliary equipment such as cutters, UV lights, delivery table, etc.
  • Monitors feeding, printing, and delivery processes of press to maintain specified operating levels and detect malfunctions
  • Inspects and examines printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications and external defects such as scum, hickeys, ink drips, and water spots.
  • Palletize printed product
  • Discards non-conforming material
  • Computer Data Entry: Inputs order number to print load tickets. Scans in load ticket and batch number. Enters quantity and scrap code (reason). Enters downtime. Creates notifications.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, including banding scrap material for disposal
  • Cleans and lubricates printing machine and components (eg. rollers, blankets, reservoirs) using solvents, rags, and sponges
  • Ensure Gemba boards are referenced daily and completed accurately every shift.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork


  • High School Diploma, GED
  • Basic computer skills, data entry
  • Visual Color Discrimination, the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of colors
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Work Evenings and Weekends
  • Push / Pull 10-40 lbs
  • Climb Stairs
  • Stoop, Bend, and Twist
  • Lift up to 50 lbs occasionally and up to 30 lbs frequently

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