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Title:  Graphic Technician

Requisition ID:  20048-159

Clemson, SC, US

Category:  Customer Service and Sales Support
Travel:  No Travel Required

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

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference. 


The Graphic Technician will liaise regularly with customers throughout the print and production process to resolve design and production problems, and to serve as the primary customer contact with regard to any technical issues. She/He will optimize incoming advertising/design/agency work to achieve the necessary trap, color separation, die placement, and aesthetic qualities, based on a thorough understanding of our manufacturing capabilities.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Knowledge of graphics software, including but not limited to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Esko Software.
  • Thorough understanding of workflows and manufacturing capabilities in order to analyze and solve complex graphic art design/production problems for all printing processes (Flexo, Litho, etc.).
  • Knowledge of fundamental color management and color theory principles relative to our print specifications (ink-paper-press-proofing interaction).
  • Must have a fundamental knowledge of proofing and familiarity with large format printers to be able to trouble shoot common problems that arise on a periodic basis.
  • Ability to communicate detailed information clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to train and supervise interns and assign work priorities.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision, as well as contribute as part of a high-performance work team.
  • Establish, maintain and encourage cordial working relationships with those contacted in the course of business. Build customer dependency to promote long-term business goals.
  • Layout/design and creative skills sufficient to find balance between customer’s needs and manufacturing limitations.
  • All other job duties as assigned.


This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties, as assigned by immediate manager and other management personnel. 


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

Required Skills

Must be able to lead communications clearly, in person, by phone and via email

Understanding of applicable computer software and hardware

Demonstrated functional/technical knowledge and skills to perform tasks at a high level

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and graphics software

Understanding of the printing processes and knowledge of color management approaches used by customers and plants

Must have good color vision

Required Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Communications, Graphic Design, or related field; Associates degree and relevant work experience.


Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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