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Title:  Gluer Operator - 3rd Shift

Requisition ID:  16864-159

Auburn, IN, US, 46706

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are seeking a candidate to join us as a Gluer Operator for 3rd Shift (11 PM to 7 AM). We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry.


JOB SUMMARY: The Gluer Operator sets up and operates machine to glue and fold window; ensures that the Gluer is Operating in the safest possible manner; that the quality of the produced product exceeds our customer’s expectations and that performance goals are achieved. To perform this job successfully, an individual must obey all Safety procedures. Individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


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

  • Sets up and operates straight-line gluers, inner cell, 4-corner and 6-corner gluers; and related peripheral/supporting equipment for manufacturing folded and glued carton.
  • Observes automatic feeding, folding, and gluing of box blanks to detect machine malfunctions.
  • Inspects completed work to detect defects and verify conformance to work order specifications and adjust machinery as necessary to correct variations.
  • Keeps daily time and materials usage reports and records information in Peak and SAP.
  • Performs Preventative Maintenance.
  • Disassembles machines to maintain, repair, or replace broken or worn parts, using hand tools
  • Must be flexible; willing to work other shifts, overtime and weekends.
  • Performs, understands and follows make ready as required which includes general set up of the gluer or window machine.
  • Run the job according to customers specifications.
  • Quality control of all gluing aspects including carton alignment, glue adhesion and proper folding
  • Verifies and communicates both product standards and work standards to crew to execute production.
  • Maintains equipment by performing minor maintenance, troubleshooting, calibrations, adjustments, repairs, and authorized modifications.
  • Clean area around gluer. Housekeeping is imperative.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines safely, meeting production goals, and producing a quality carton.
  • Adhere to all established safety policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Various other duties and tasks as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Two years or more as a machine operator preferred
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Mechanical / technical aptitude
  • Entry Level Computer skills

Required Experience

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.

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.

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