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Title:  Sheeter Operator

Requisition ID:  015823

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

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

EEOC Code:              Operative

FLSA Code:                    Hourly

Position Title: Sheeter Operator                                                    

Reports to: Sheeting Manager 

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: July, 2019                      


OPPORTUNITY: We are a Food service 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 Sheeter Operator with a pay range of 18.00 to 24.75/hour 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. Tobacco 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: The person who occupies this position is responsible for daily operations of sheeting equipment. Following the current control plan specifications and matrix requirements.


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

  • Responsible for entering rolls into the computer base system as well as reconciling sheeted material, to insure proper inventory control.
  • Responsible for checks for proper size, job number, customer name, stock type and caliper.
  • Responsible for all make readies, change overs, back side printing on equipment.
  • Responsible for all control plan specification requirements, caliper, de-curl, and sheets square, etc.
  • Responsible for housekeeping, maintenance, work orders, belt replacement etc.
  • Must be able to obtain fork truck certification.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Must have physical coordination to operate forklift.
  • Sheeting and/or paper board experience preferred but not required.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of basic machinery, tools, equipment, basic computer knowledge, and fork truck experience preferred.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English. Need to have basic math skills. Mechanical aptitude a plus



  • 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.



  • Standing, walking, lifting (up to 40 lbs. without assistance and up to 100 lbs. with assistance), carrying (same as lifting), pushing (empty pallets onto sheeter), pulling (loaded pallets from sheeter), stooping, bending, reaching, handling (removing sheeted material), ability to communicate with supervisor.
  • While sheeter is running, position requires physical ability to remove pallet from sheeter with the use of a fork truck
  • Requires physical ability to lift and carry ink buckets (up to 35 lbs.).
  • Requires lifting stacks of sheets (20-30 lbs.) from one pallet onto another.
  • Requires physical ability to frequently climb stairs.
  • Requires moving rolls up to 7500 lbs. using an easy mover to assist operator. 
  • Inside Conditions (sheeting area is not climate controlled) noise (from sheeting equipment), vibration, odors, dust, etc.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • 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.

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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