Title:  Padlocker Operator ($21.24-$23.05)

Requisition ID:  20249-159

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


OPPORTUNITY: We are a Foodservice folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Elk Grove Village, IL team. We’re recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our job postings.  This job posting is for a Padlocker Operator. 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.

  • The person who occupies this position is responsible for unloading cases from conveyors and stacking them onto pallets according to carton specifications.
  • 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.

    1. Retrieves packed cases from conveyors and stacks them onto pallets according to customer specifications. This duty is performed throughout the work shift.
    2. Palletizer wraps top of loaded pallet to prevent higher boxes from falling when load is moved.
    3. Pulls loaded skid with handtruck to area where skid is retrieved by forklift (approximately 70 ft.).
    4. Constructs cardboard tops to cover boxes that do not have folding flaps.

Required Skills

  • Physical and visual activities that are commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
    • Standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 lbs.), carrying (up to 50 lbs.), pushing, pulling, twisting (re-piling loads), kneeling, bending, reaching, talking, hearing, visual acuity (near and far)
  • Physical demands commonly associated* with the performance of the functions of this job:
  • Function 1 requires lifting packed cases (weighing up to 50 lbs.) from the rollers (3 feet high), carrying them approximately 5 feet to pallet and stacking them onto correct pallet. Cases are stacked as high as 7 feet.
  • Job requires lifting empty pallets (approximately 50 lbs.) from stack of pallets and sliding them to end of conveyor approximately once very hour.

Requires physical ability to pull full pallet (1500 - 2000 lbs.) with handtruck.  The distance of pulling is approximately 30 feet.

  • Inside Conditions, extremes of heat, humidity, noise (helpers are to wear ear plugs), vibration, hazards, dust.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English.
  • No experience needed (entry-level).
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software:
    • Handtruck and tape (to construct box covers).
  • Must be flexible: Able to work other shifts, overtime and Saturdays when needed.
  • High School diploma or GED required.

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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