Title:  Palletizer Operator

Requisition ID:  4523
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: Operates console that controls automatic palletizing equipment to sort, transfer, and stack on pallets the cases of finished product.  Reads packaging specifications to ensure correct pallet type and arrangement of cases onto pallet matches specification. They must understand and align business operations and cutting department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

 

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

  • Operates console that controls automatic palletizing equipment to sort, transfer, and stack on pallets the cases of finished product.  Reads packaging specifications to ensure correct pallet type and arrangement of cases onto pallet matches specification.
  • Observes pallets moving along conveyor to identify defective cases, slip sheets or pallets.
  • Turns selector switch on palletizer to control stacking arrangement of cases on pallet and to transfer loaded pallet to delivery platform.
  • Supplies loading equipment with empty pallets and slip sheets.
  • Stops and restarts equipment to clear jams.
  • Informs supervisor of equipment malfunction.
  • Operate automatic bagger equipment by threading bag and going through the startup process.

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Must be able to work other shifts if needed and perform overtime work as required.
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.  Must have excellent communication skills, communicating with people at all levels throughout the organization. 
  • Qualified candidate will be mechanically inclined, solution oriented and some computer knowledge.

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

 

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.
  • Physical and visual activities that are commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 lbs.), carrying (up to 50 lbs.), pushing, pulling, twisting (re-piling loads), kneeling, bending, reaching, going up and downstairs, visual acuity (near and far).
  • Physical demands commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Function 1 requires lifting packed cases (weighing up to 50 lbs.) from the rollers (3 ft. high), carrying them approximately 5 ft. to pallet and stacking them onto correct pallet.  Cases are stacked as high as 7 ft.
    • Job requires lifting empty pallets (approximately 50 lbs.) from stack of pallets and sliding them to end of conveyor.
    • Requires physical ability to pull full pallet (1500 - 2000 lbs.) with handtruck. 
  • 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.

 

Pay Range:    - 

 

GPI’s Benefit Program

  • Competitive Pay
  • 401(k) w/employer matching
  • Health & Welfare Benefits
    • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
    • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Various Voluntary benefits
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off + 11 paid company holidays each year

 

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

 

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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