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Title:  Shipping Clerk

Requisition ID:  12036-159

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required

EEOC Code:              Operative

FLSA Code:                    Hourly


Position Title: Shipping Clerk                                                        

Reports to: Shipping Manager         

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: March 2021


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 Shipping Clerk with a pay $23.90 hour. 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, and Tuition Reimbursement. Tabaco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.


Please review all 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 coordinating, distributing and maintaining all inbound and outbound freight while maintaining a clean and safe working environment. To coordinate for on-time delivery to all customers by looking ahead with customer service and production by arranging carriers for pick up. The person’s role is to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


JOB FUNCTIONS: 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.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility product safety (GMP’s)/Sanitation policies and procedures.  Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area. 
  • Coordinate outgoing customer shipment requirements with customer service personnel.
  • Set up appropriate truck lines to carry shipments and use Allen Lund freight plan. Communicate pertinent information to carrier. 
  • Responsible for on-time pickup and delivery of product, while minimizing detention though up to date and accurate load planning.
  • Maintain accurate freight rate information using Allen Lund freight plan.
  • Complete manifest and bill of lading information to support shipment.  Shipping clerk must sign bill of lading and obtain drivers signature on bill of lading. Understand and use T-Box pick ticket, etc. 
  • Coordinate with finishing supervisor and scheduler for items in process that are needed for shipment.
  • Review all incoming board and corrugated shipment paperwork. Complete internal receiving function, and supply paperwork to front office.
  • Spot trailers
  • Prepare warehouse for physical inventory;
  • Participates in periodic carrier service reviews; measures and collects data and prepares performance reports, conducts cycle counts, and audits shipping documents to insure proper invoicing.
  • Insure all outgoing loads are clean.  Blow dust off loads.
  • Prepare and inspect all loads to customer specifications for outbound freight, including banding and stretch wrapping.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment in the warehouse.
  • Consistent and prompt attendance is required in this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Mechanical/technical aptitude
  • Entry Level Computer skills
  • Must have Feeder/Operator experience.
  • Must be flexible: Able to work all shifts, overtime and weekends when needed.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English. Need to have basic math skills. Mechanical aptitude a plus. Must have working knowledge of a printing press.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.



  • 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.
  • Physical and visual activities that are commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 lbs. without assistance), carrying (same as lifting), pushing, pulling.
  • Physical demands commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software: T-Box, S.B.O, AIB, ISO 2000, hand pallet jack
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.
  • Inside Conditions noise (from printing presses and forklifts), vibration, odors and dust.


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.


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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