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Title:  Quality Control $18.54 per hour $800 Sign-on Bonus

Requisition ID:  13436-159

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  No Travel Required

Position Title: Quality Control Technician                                   

Reports to: Quality Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: July 2020                                   

OPPORTUNITY: We are a Food service folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Chicago team. We’re recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our job postings.  This job posting is for a Quality Control Technician with a starting pay range of $18.54 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 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 FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Conducts audits on each piece of machinery in the printing, cutting and finishing departments using the quality assurance check list.
  • Assist in audit packet preparation; Sets up daily check using audit tools and other tests on an as needed basis.
  • Pulls quality customer samples from production floor or warehouse daily.
  • Review audit finding with the Management Representative.
  • Makes Customer sample books when needed.
  • Performs various office work, including filing and logging of information and statistics.
  • Serves as backup to the Quality Manager.


  • 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.



  • 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:
    • Position is associated with walking (back and forth from QC office to presses), standing (making inspections), handling (sorting cartons, operating test machinery), and visual acuity at short distances (to observe carton for defects).
  • Physical demands commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Technician’s vision must be acute at short distances (20 inches or less) in order to inspect for quality of flat cartons. Color vision is required to detect variances in color of product.
  • Inside conditions: Extremes of heat (seasonal), humidity (seasonal), noise (from production machinery), paper dust.

Required Skills


  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of various carton defects and their causes. Knowledgeable in mathematics. A self-starter capable of working on and completing multiple tasks.  PC skills required.
  • Experience with carton processing.  Prior QC experience or exposure helpful.
  • Knowledge of customer specifications.
  • Ability to communicate comfortably and effectively with upper management and customers. 
  • Strong organizational, time management, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Must have the ability to create and decipher charts and graphs.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  •  Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Clear and professional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of various carton defects and their causes a plus.
  • Ability to perform intermediate/advance computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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