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Title:  Continuous Improvement Technician

Requisition ID:  15180-159

Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


The CI Tech completes accurate random inspections and quality testing starting with set up through the shipping process.  He or she instructs production personnel on quality policies & procedures.  They maintain accurate records of tests, inspections, and other information vital to quality control tracking.  Identifies non-standard conditions, assists in corrective action, and confirms that corrective action is implemented.  Periodically ensures that gauges and inspection equipment are in good working order and properly calibrated. He or she ensures compliance with established customer quality and production standards. They understand and align plant operations & production with the Sales Support group as he/she executes their role in the overall order fulfillment process to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Communicates with employees on proceeding and succeeding shifts to establish process stability and to ensure smooth transition between shifts.
  • Verifies the quality of product visual assessment and random inspection using specific testing tools.
  • Maintains accurate records of all tests and inspections.
  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to all GMP, safety, food safety, SQF, HACCP and food defense procedures (Training will be provided)
  • Responsible for other duties and essential tasks as they are needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.                                                      


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • 5 years related trade school training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office, Outlook, and internet skills required.
  • Ability to accurately read measuring devices.
  • Ability to accurately read product specifications and test procedures.
  • Ability to read and follow detailed operating procedures and quality standards.
  • Must work well independently or in groups.
  • Leadership skills and ability to interact with others.
  • Quality Control and or product inspection.
  • Testing equipment experience to include measurements, weight, and durability.
  • Auditing and or inventory.




Employees are required to work 8-hour (M-F) 1st shift schedule including occasional weekends. and overtime is required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to talk or hear and occasionally required to walk.

The employee is frequently required to lift or carry 10 to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift or carry 26 to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include color, close vision and distance vision.

Must be able to perform computer entry and testing functions as well as manual testing of cartons and paperboard.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Personal Protective Equipment (hearing protection, safety glasses, safety shoes, hairnet) is required.  Other PPE may be required for specific tasks,

The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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.

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