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Title:  Packing Associate - $17 Starting Pay! $2,000 Bonus!

Requisition ID:  18981-159
Location: 

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Packing Associate - $17.00 Starting Pay! $2,000 signing bonus!

Have you ever wondered who produced the box you 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?

Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK) is 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.

Join us and make a difference! Our team of essential workers are a key component in ensuring a stable food supply. We are looking for a Feeder Catcher that is able to work any shift, overtime, call-ins, and holidays. Great candidates are self-starters that work well in a team setting to drive results for business operations. 

JOB SUMMARY: The person who occupies this position is responsible for assuming all duties performed by feeder (feed flat cartons into gluing/paneling machines), catcher (remove product from press and pack into cases) and sorter (quality checks on cartons).  This person rotates between these positions throughout working shift. They understand and align business operations and Finishing Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

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

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.

Feeder:

  • Feeder has responsibility that glue machinery is continually being fed with proper carton. Feeder takes stacks of cartons from loaded pallet and places them into feeder of machine.
  • Feeder is to observe for machine malfunctions and stop glue machine when problems arise.  Feeder uses mirror to detect malfunctions.  Feeder is also to be aware of signals from operator or catcher to stop and start machine.
  • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of area (remove stray cartons, sweep up, etc...). Performed during make ready.
  •  Responsibility that appropriate carton is being fed.  Done by checking for variances in box number and collator marks.
  • Responsibility to feed only quality cartons.  Feeder is to fan through stacks of cartons being fed and check that they have proper color, register and are void of unnecessary markings.

 

Catcher:

  • Removes the finished folded cartons from the press and packs them into cases.
  • Responsibility that appropriate carton is being packed: Done by checking item and job number on carton with job label being used.
  • Responsibility that only quality products are packed.  Catcher is to check that cartons have proper color, register and are void of unnecessary markings.
  •  Responsibility that proper count of cartons are packed into case.  Catcher is to hand count the first case of each different product being packed.
  •  Packed cartons are to be pushed on rollers through taping machine to the Padlocker.
  •  Responsible for maintenance of area.  Performed during make ready.

 

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.


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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


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