Title:  Shipping Associate- Forklift Driver- $20.02/hr $ 2,000 Signing Bonus!

Requisition ID:  18875-159

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 Shipping and Receiving Associate with a pay range of $20.02 to $23.52/ hour plus shift differential. 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.

Shipping/Receiving Associate Wage:

Starting at $20.02/hour base shift differentials and progressive job rate pay increases.

Shipping/Receiving Associate Schedule Requirements:

  • 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.


Shipping/Receiving Associate Job Summary:

The person who occupies this position is responsible for shipping, receiving coordinating traffic, warehousing inventories, communications and producing product and any other items as they relate to shipping out of or being received into the plant and warehouse locations. 

Shipping/Receiving Associate Job Functions: 

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

A shipping material handler will spend approximately 70% of working shift on a forklift and 30% doing other shipping duties. 

  • Know, understand and follow all plant and department safety requirements.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment inside and outside of the facility.
  • Maintain equipment and do all required safety checks and cleanings as required.
  • Wrap loads and insure quality standards and checks are being completed this is insuring packing, wrapping, labeling and information is correct on outbound shipment of product.
  • Ship and Receive all product in and out of the plant location.
  • Insure all manifests, invoices, orders, shipping documentation, and forms are accurate.
  • Examine documents to insure outbound and incoming contents are accurate with paperwork of the shipment.
  • Prepare documents such as work orders, bills of ladings, packing slips and shipping orders.
  • Shuttle product from the facility to outside warehousing as need with accurate billing and documentation for accurate inventories.
  • Record shipping data such as damages, rejected trailers, discrepancies for reporting, accounting and recordkeeping purposes.
  • Determine shipping methods and procedures for safe shipment based on the material using shipping knowledge and procedures.
  • Deliver or rout incoming material or equipment to the appropriate departments.
  • Confer and correspond with representatives to rectify problems such as shortage of material, late trucks, quality issues and nonconformance to specifications. This will include but is not limited to the warehouse, other shifts, production departments, corporate transportation, quality departments, safety manager or any supervision of the plant.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers and Subordinates to insure all issues are communicated properly.
  • Store, maintain and monitor shipping materials and supplies used for shipping.
  • Contact corporate shipping (TMS) or supervision when needed to insure scheduled inbound and outbound reach their destinations as scheduled to meet the needs of the customer and our facilities.
  • Compute weights and pallet amounts to insure trailers are loaded properly and not detained over the road.
  • Load product on shipments and shuttles to insure scheduled load times are being met by our facility and the warehouse along with scheduled delivery time of product.
  • Process customer returns and validate all incoming product.
  • Use, know and understand all computer programs and technical skills used at the facility in the shipping and inventory function.
  • Pull PO from file, sign and verify physical delivery of goods.
  • Pull packing slip from goods and validate receipt.
  • Audit packing slip against PO to determine if delivery received is complete
  • Receive goods into SAP workflows and review PO’s that require revising.
  • Unpack deliveries; verify product received against PO item and quantity. Receive items in SAP. Pull PO (or reprint) and assemble w/packing slip for GR for 3-way filing.
  • Process chemical deliveries consist with established protocol.
  • Act as the backup for all plant subcontracting.
  • Backfill material handler position (breaks, lunches, vacations etc.)

Required Skills

Shipping/Receiving Associate Background / Experience / Skills:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Must have physical coordination to operate forklift.
  • Use of Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software:
    • Forklifts
    • Radio and Communication devices
    • Bar code reader
    • E-Mail communications.
    • SAP
    • PEAK
    • Phone-Two way communications
    • Fax
  • Know, understand and pass all needed skill level matrix
  • Know and understand SAP application in regards to inventory, production and shipments.
  • Know and understand all shipping protocol and procedures.
  • Must have reasoning ability to identify alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Shipping/Receiving Associate Education / Knowledge:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • English speaking, reading and writing skills and comprehension- This is needed to insure proper shipping, receiving and computer programs are used to insure proper and legal documentation and processes are followed.  This will include the need to be able to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents and programs. It includes conveying information to the needed parties and writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • The knowledge and understanding of meeting both internal and external customer needs.  Servicing the customers and vendors in a professional manner while supplying prompt delivery and receiving of products to and from the facility. 

Shipping/Receiving Associate Physical Requirements:

  • Position is associated with walking, lifting, carrying and sitting.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
  • Push/pull pallet jack regularly
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

Required Experience

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.

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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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