Title:  Baler

Requisition ID:  3267
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

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.

 

JOB SUMMARY: The person who occupies this position is responsible for loading bale machine with paper scrap and tying up condensed scrap.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Responsible for loading paper scrap onto conveyer belt of bale machine. (With use of crane, loaded dumpster is lifted in front of belt and locked onto baler stand. Dumpster is then tilted by operating crane). Baler is to spread out scrap along belt so that machine does not get congested.
  • Responsible for wrapping baled scrap with metal straps. Metal straps are fastened together and tightened by use of stretcher.
  • Weigh bales of scrap and fill out inventory tag to be attached to bale. Information on tag includes grade and weight of bale. (Baler places bales on weight scale by use of forklift).
  • Baler is to stack all bales according to grade. Baler does this by use of forklift.
  • When ready to be shipped, Baler is to load bales onto trailer beds (loaded with forklift).

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:

  • Must speak, read and write in English.
  • No experience needed.

 

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software:
    • Baling machine, stretcher, crane, handtruck.

 

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.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • When dumpster is elevated to stand height, baler is to push loaded dumpster onto stand.
  • Baler also required to lift barrels of scrap onto conveyer belt. Full barrels weigh up to 45 lbs.
  • Person must have visual acuity (up to 30 ft.) in order to see end of conveyer belt clearly. This enables Baler to spot congestions.
  • Requires physical coordination to operate forklift.
  • Inside Conditions, extremes of heat (summer), humidity, noise (from forklift and production machinery).

 

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

 

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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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