Title:  Finishing Operator

Requisition ID:  20552-159

Gresham, OR, US, 97230

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

The Production Machine Operator will safely control various machines and equipment involved in production.


Job functions include but are not limited to the following:


  • Operates production machinery in accordance with company standards
  • Make-ready, adjusts and runs job as efficiently as possible to meet safety and productivity standards
  • Produces the required quantity of parts within established specifications and tolerances
  • Obtains job tickets and reviews prior to running orders
  • Measures finished parts with precision tools, ensuring compliance with function, quality, and cosmetic specifications
  • Maintains logs and records of units produced including a record of errors resulting in rejected or discarded pieces
  • Inspects equipment prior to use to ensure proper setup and alignment; performs basic and routine adjustments and maintenance
  • Maintains a clean, safe and orderly work area
  • Ensures that appropriate contact relief is made, and machine hands-off occurs during shift changes
  • Works as a leader of the crew, overseeing operator assistants, feeders, packers, and inspectors working on the machine


Required Skills

Required Skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot, adjust and debug to finalize most machine lines required in-house or at the customer’s facility
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interpret and translate designs and documentation
  • Basic mechanical ability to adjust the equipment to maximize production and ensure quality standards are met or exceeded
  • Ability to match or detect differences between colors
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision
  • Perform all duties in an independent manner with minimal direction and supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer and data entry skills



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Must be able to use hand and eye coordination while operating equipment at high speeds. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and or crawl. Employees must be able to pass the following exams:

  • Physical
  • Agility
  • Vision – Depth & Vision
  • The employee is frequently required to lift or carry 10 to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift or carry 26 to 50 pounds.


Required Experience


Required Experience

  • Highschool Diploma or GED preferred
  • Operator Assistant qualified to a 3 rating or better for all 4 Levels (or 1 year experience as machine operator in a manufacturing environment)
  • Must have extensive knowledge of mechanical and pneumatic components
  • Experience working with a Bobst Die Cutter, Flexographic Printers, and Offset Printers preferred



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.

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