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Title:  Palletizer

Requisition ID:  015820
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

EEOC Code:              Operative

FLSA Code:                    Hourly

 

Position Title: Palletizer                                                                           

Reports to: Finishing Manager   

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: July 2020                               

 

OPPORTUNITY: We are a Foodservice folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Chicago, IL team. We’re recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our job postings.  This job posting is for a Palletizer with a pay range of $14.00 plus shift differential and progressive pay increases. We continually encourage our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression through our strong promotion from within the program. We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, including health spending accounts and a progressive healthy lifestyle program, as well as 401-K with a company matching component and standard supplemental company contributions. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tabaco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.

 

Please review all of our job postings and apply for each position you feel you’re qualified and would like to be considered for.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Maintain accurate pallet counts based on customer production requirements. The ability to identify quality defects with relation to quality of color, visual comparison of approved color sample, quality audits by visual inspection including reading job specifications, labels and job file jackets in addition to transferring written information of critical job related information from paperwork to white boards.

 

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

 

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.

 

  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Generate system load tags and/or customer specific tags.
  • Provide daily load tags to Department Lead.
  • Complete case sealer production report.
  • Supply corrugated cases to glue lines.
  • Stack loads to ensure safety of product, person and according to palletizing specifications.
  • Stretch-wrap all finished loads.
  • Stage finished material in warehouse.
  • Sweep area and keep general warehouse department clean.
  • Lift/carry/push/pull pallets within the warehouse to designated locations manually or with pallet jack.
  • The Palletizer will check paperboard in boxes and verify correct product numbers. Load tags are then placed on each box.
  • The Palletizer will lift boxes from conveyor with bilateral hands and place onto pallets.
  • Communicate required information to co-workers and manager.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Follow safety rules and regulations.
  • Follow department and company policies and procedures.
  • Report all food safety and quality problems to the Operator, Department Lead, Manager or Quality Team.
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

 

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:

  • Experience:  None (entry-level).

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English

 

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.
  • Routine Lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Push/pull pallet jack with up to 50-70 lb. load.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

 

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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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 www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference. 

 


GPI Converting, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging International, LLC (“GPI”) 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