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Title:  Packer

Requisition ID:  12540-159

Clarksville, TN, US, 37040

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

JOB SUMMARY:   The Packer assures by visual inspection that all containers and lids are being manufactured and packaged according to GPI quality standards and guidelines in a safe and efficient manner.  Additionally, the Packer will be responsible for setting aside product that has irregularities and/or sticking that does not meet company quality standards.  


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


  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork. 
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area. 
  • Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications. 
  • Load or unload containers into machinery. 
  • Load, unload or stack containers materials or products. 
  • Set aside product that is below quality standards. 
  • Work closely with Leads and alert Supervisor of any quality issues or reject conditions. 
  • Watch molds for irregularities or sticking. 
  • Timely response to quality issues is key to this position. 
  • Stack and pack product per instructions that vary with different customers and orders. 
  • Prepare proper product identification and/or packaging labels. 
  • When the machine experiences an interruption in production, the packer/handler will take this available time to clean up oil, sweep, mop, make boxes or other tasks that may be assigned by the team leader or supervisor.
  • Follow all safety rules, regulations and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills


  • Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Good hand -eye coordination is essential.



  • 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.
  • Routine Lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 100 lbs.
  • Push/pull pallet jack with up to 1500lb. load.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Clarksville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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