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Title:  Entry Level Helper

Requisition ID:  18360-159

Centralia, IL, US, 62801

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


  • The person who occupies this position is responsible for assuming all duties performed by feeder (feed flat cartons into glue machine) and catcher (remove product from press and pack into cases). This person rotates between these positions throughout working shift.


    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.


    1. Feeder has responsibility that glue machinery is continually being fed with proper carton. Feeder takes stacks of cartons from loaded pallet and places them into feeder of machine.
    2. Responsibility that appropriate carton is being fed. Done by checking for variances in box number and collator marks.
    3. Responsibility to feed only quality cartons. Feeder is to fan through stacks of cartons being fed and check that they have proper color, register and are void of unnecessary markings.
    4. Feeder is to observe for machine malfunctions and stop glue machine when problems arise. Feeder uses mirror to detect malfunctions. Feeder is also to be aware of signals from operator or catcher to stop and start machine.
    5. Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of area (remove stray cartons, sweep up, etc...). Performed during make ready.



    1. Removes the finished folded cartons from the press and packs them into cases.
    2. Responsibility that appropriate carton is being packed: Done by checking item and job number on carton with job label being used.
    3. Responsibility that only quality products are packed. Catcher is to check that cartons have proper color, register and are void of unnecessary markings.
    4. Responsibility that proper count of cartons are packed into case. Catcher is to hand count the first case of each different product being packed.
    5. Packed cartons are to be pushed on rollers through taping machine to the padlocker.
    6. Responsible for maintenance of area. Performed during make ready.

    The person in this position performs the duties of feeder for half of the working shift and duties of catcher throughout the rest.

    • Physical and visual activities that are commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
      • Standing, walking, lifting (up to 35 lbs.) carrying (up to 35 lbs.), pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, visual acuity (Near and Far).
    • Physical demands commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
      • Duties require standing with little lower body movement throughout working shift.
      • Feeder: Function 1 requires that stacks of folding carton (up to 35lbs) be moved from pallet and fed into finishing machine. Full skid typically 3 to 5 feet high. Requires bending as stacks of cartons diminish.
      • Feeder: Visual acuity up to distance of 45 feet needed to detect machine malfunctions and signals from catcher or operator.
      • Catcher: Stack of carton typically weighing up to 35lbs pounds taken from press at waist level and packed in box at waist level.
      • Visual acuity at short distances. Needed to detect variances in job numbers, register and collator marks. Color vision needed to detect inappropriate color of product.
    • Inside conditions, extremes of heat, humidity, and noise (from production machinery).
    • Must be able to speak, read and write English.
    • No experience needed (entry-level).
    • Must be flexible; willing to work other shifts, overtime and weekends.
    • High School diploma or GED required.



    Required Experience

    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. 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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