Requisition ID:  4112

Irvine, CA, US, 92606

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The GPI Irvine Quality Technician will report directly to the plant’s Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager. It is the responsibility of the Quality Technician to administer the quality standards for all folding carton products and related raw materials during the sheeting, printing, cutting, folding, gluing and packaging processes to ensure adherence to GPI quality standards and any applicable quality procedures.


The Quality Technician will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Inspect department samples for any quality issues per customer and/or GPI specifications.
  • Collect QC Samples 
    • Compare printed sheets to signed customer proofs and/or measure color software.
    • Pull samples for and maintain Quality Sample Room.
    • Review daily plant schedule and customer out turn requests to review/print production orders, update printing production spreadsheet for review, provide color books, marketing samples etc…
    • Work with colleagues daily to ensure any special requests are completed. 
    • Review daily schedule to ensure any special tasks/requests are carried out.
  • Quality, Inspections and Quality Hold Area Management (Red Line Area)
    • Inspect Red Line Area routinely to ensure timely disposition of Off-Quality Loads.
    • Ensure the departments are following the red line and tagging procedures throughout the plant to keep the flow of material through the plant.
    • Perform quality inspections/audits throughout the departments as necessary to ensure correct material running, verify any in-line inspection equipment is operational, audit SPC system to ensure compliance to sampling plans, inspect overall quality of finished product.
    • Create quality limits as part of the disposition process when items need rework.
    • Become familiar with and maintain a working knowledge of all quality testing required by the customer as well as the company. Some tests include; Coefficient of Friction (COF), Score Bend and Perforation Puncture testing.
    • Be familiar with the plant’s SPC software for data entry and collection.
    • Request Certificate of Analysis to provide customers as needed.
  • Food Safety
  • Follow all Plant rules, Processes, Hygiene, and Allergens procedures, related to production of Safe Quality Foods.
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe foods or noncompliance to SQF related procedures.
  • Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required.
  • Reporting of any customer complaints to persons responsible to enter into GPI’s Customer Complaint system for root cause analysis and appropriate corrective action taken.
  • Follow all procedures related to producing Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Report any potentially unsafe SQF conditions or customer complaints to a person of authority to record and/or correct the situation.
  • Press Sheets
    • Ensure a Printing Lead or Supervisor signs off on the press sheets.
    • Verify sheet quality against the customer proof and/or measure color software.
    • Ensure color inspection processes are taking place in the printing department.
  • Outgoing FedEx Shipments
    • Ship out customer samples via FedEx.
    • Complete shipping requests from entire plant via FedEx.
  • End of Shift Report 
    • Provide plant leadership daily of all occurrences within the plant via a standard format End of Shift Report. 
  • General Duties
    • Perform any other tasks or duties assigned to or delegated by either a QC Lead or the plant CI Manager.


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma required.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as SOP’s, Customer Specifications and quality testing results.
  • Ability to write instructions and disposition documentation.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Good visual acuity required.


Physical Demands

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.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift or carry 10 to 35 pounds and occasionally required to lift or carry 36 to 50 pounds.  Weights above this require team lifting.


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is regularly exposed to dust, heat, cold, vibration, and potential work hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Personal Protective Equipment is required at all times.


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Salary Max:  [[24.71]]


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.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles