Title:  Finishing Operator Assistant

Requisition ID:  1284

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***


Assistant Machine Operator Wage:

Starting at $22.10/hour base to $23.87/hour + shift differential and progressive pay increases. 

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


 Assistant Machine Operator 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.


Assistant Machine Operator Job Summary: 

Machine Set-Up/Gluer Operators understand and align business operations and Finishing Department production as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational manufacturing objectives.


 Assistant Machine Operator 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 for proper manufacturing
  • Inspects completed production 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 on manufacturing equipment
  • Disassembles machines to maintain, repair, or replace broken or worn parts, using hand tools
  • Assist temporary employees with understanding task assignments in manufacturing while - reinforcing housekeeping, safety and Graphic Packaging International’s core values.
  • Review job tickets.
  • Performs, understands and follows make ready as required for production which includes general set up of the gluer or window machine
  • Run the job according to customers specifications
  • Quality control of production in 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 production equipment by performing minor maintenance, troubleshooting, calibrations, adjustments, repairs, and authorized modifications.
  • Clean area around gluer for manufacturing. Housekeeping is imperative


Assistant Machine Operator Background / Experience / Skills:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Mechanical/technical aptitude
  • Entry Level Computer skill


 Assistant Machine Operator Education / Knowledge:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


  Assistant Machine Operator Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Routine Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 10 lbs.
  • Push/pull pallet jack with up to 50 lb. push 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