Title:  Checker - Forklift Driver

Requisition ID:  1290

Carol Stream, IL, US, 60188

Department:  Hourly Plant & Mill (Except Maintenance Roles)
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


***$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS***


Checker Wage:

 Starting at $21.99/hour base + shift differentials.

*GPI promotes within with an earning potential up to $35.67/hour in other departments.


Checker Schedule Requirements:

  • Schedules are up to 8 or 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off.  However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Some Departments/Jobs may run a M-F 8-hour Shift Schedule.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime.


Checker Job Summary:

 The person who occupies this position is responsible for coordinating the shipping of finished production materials. They understand and align business operations and Shipping Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational manufacturing objectives.


Checker Job Functions:

Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.


  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and manufacturing Teamwork.
  • Lead Checker is responsible for making appropriate arrangements to ship finished materials. Responsible for PIV manufacturing inspection.
  • Responsible for verification of visual manufacturing management in Finishing – supply Pallets and Corrugated Trays, every hour. Remove finished foods from lead conveyor production line (checking case label/sample  &  Batch tag inuring they match) before locating in finished goods warehouse using ZBIN3 transaction in SAP. Warehousing (relocating pallets around the warehouse to create more space, organize pallets by customer.
  • Check Daily Cleaning manufacturing list and complete assigned task
  • Corrugated Tray Area – ensure clean & organized Daily.
  • Responsible for maintaining the general cleanliness of work production area. Is to sweep up and remove unnecessary debris.


Checker Background / Experience / Skills:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Must have physical coordination to operate forklift. Person is operating forklift approximately one third to two thirds of working shift.


 Checker Education / Knowledge:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English  


 Checker Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Routine Lifting up to 15 lbs.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Push/pull pallet jack with up to 15lb. force load.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago