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Title:  Lead Shipper - Forklift Driver - JOB FAIR: June 28, 9am – 4pm

Requisition ID:  14296-159

Carol Stream, IL, US, 60188

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

JOB FAIR: June 28th, 2022

9am – 4pm

Walk-In’s Welcome




Due to COVID-19 facemask and social distancing is required at all times. If you are sick please stay home and we can schedule an interview at another time.


Position Purpose:

The person who occupies this position is responsible for coordinating the shipping of finished materials.


Job Functions:

The following is a list of specific duties which are considered the essential 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 management irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. Starting pay rate is $22.84. 

  • Shipping Lead is responsible for making appropriate arrangements to ship finished materials.
    • Is to inform Material Handler to assign/move materials to shipping dock or assign Jeep Driver to do it.
    • Responsible for coordinating deliveries of materials to be shipped.
  • Responsible for verification of materials being shipped (Shipping Lead has responsibility that materials being shipped are in fact the materials that were ordered by customer). Done by use of bar scanner and transmitter, shipping checks that bar codes, shipping numbers on product are same as on release order.
  • When necessary, Shipping Lead is to perform duties of Jeep Driver:
    • Is to retrieve loaded pallets of folded cartons from finishing area and transport them to shipping area.
    • Is to wrap loaded pallets with plastic wrap: Shipping Lead places load onto “shrink wrapping” machinery and attaches beginning of wrap to load. Machinery automatically wraps load.
    • Is to load finished material onto outgoing trucks.
      • Note: Shipping Lead performs duties of Jeep Driver approximately 30 to 90% of working shift varying on needs of Shipping Department.
    • Responsible for maintaining the general cleanliness of work area. Is to sweep up and remove unnecessary debris.
    • Physical and visual activities that are commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Position associated with walking (checking on materials to be shipped, checking schedule of finished materials, etc...), sitting (on forklift), lifting (propane tanks 50 lbs.), and carrying (propane tanks).
    • Physical demands commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
      • Shipping Lead must be able to lift propane tank (weighing approx. 50 - 60 lbs.) and carry to area to be filled (distance varies - from anywhere in plant). This activity is performed approximately once every working shift.
      • Must have physical coordination to operate forklift. Person is operating forklift approximately one third to two thirds of working shift.
      • Extremes of heat or cold (depending on season), noise (from forklift and production machinery).
      • Use of Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software:
      • Forklift, stretch wrap machinery.

Required Skills

  • Must speak, read and write in English.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Must be able to operate forklift. Experience in shipping department helpful.
  • Must be flexible: Able to work other shifts, overtime and Saturdays when needed.

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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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