Title:  Floor Person

Requisition ID:  4180

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.




Forklift Driver Wage:

Starting at $23.03/hour base + shift differential.

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


Forklift Driver Job Summary:

The person who occupies this position is responsible for unloading the baling machine, banding waste loads and offloading sheeted loads into press WIP (Work In Progress) production area.


Forklift Driver Job Functions:

The following is a list of specific duties which are considered the essential manufacturing functions of this job.  The list is not exhaustive, as all positions at the company are dynamic.  The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by production management irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list.

  • Responsible for banding scrap loads with metal strapping. Metal strapping is fastened together and tightened by use of banding tool.
  • Weighing bales of scrap and filling out inventory tag that is to be attached to bale. Information on tag includes grade, weight of bale. (Material Handler weighs bales by use of forklift)
  • Material Handler is to stack all production bales according to grade. Material Handler does this by use of forklift.
  • When waste semi-trucks arrive, Material handler is to load production bales and scrap pallets into semi-truck.
  • Material Handler is responsible for required manufacturing safety checks of forklift.
  • Unloading sheeted loads from sheeters to printed WIP areas.
  • Responsible for removing and strapping waste loads from delivery end of printing presses.
  • Responsible for exchange of coating totes.
  • Responsible for banding metal printing plates and placing them in proper storage locations.


Forklift Driver Job Specifications:

  • Physical and visual activities that are commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Standing, walking, lifting (up to 50-60 lbs.), carrying (up to 50-60 lbs.), pushing and pulling (the dumpsters of paper scrap), bending, reaching, handling (paper scrap), visual acuity (far).
  • Physical demands commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Person must have physical coordination to operate forklift. Person is operating forklift approximately 95% of working shift.
    • Material Handler is continually getting on and off forklift (getting off lift to start wrapping machine; getting on lift to move materials, etc...) throughout working shift.
  • Use of manufacturing Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software:
    • Forklift, Bailing Machine, Hand truck
  • Experience operating a forklift preferred, but not required.
  • Must be flexible: Able to work other shifts, overtime and Saturdays when needed


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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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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