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Title:  3rd/4th Year Apprentice Millwright

Requisition ID:  13636-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

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 19,000 employees working in more than 80 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.

   

3rd/4th Year Apprentice Millwright

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

 

We currently have openings for 3rd/4th Year Apprentice Millwright candidates who have a passion for safety, is a self-starter, takes initiative, can communicate effectively, and can work independently in a manufacturing environment. We offer technologically advanced operations, leading edge training, outstanding benefits, and employment with a proven and stable community leader.

This position performs mechanical troubleshooting in a heavy industrial environment. Specific skills necessary include calibration, troubleshooting, proper repair, precision installation, successful start-up, and reliability of all related facility equipment.  

 

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

  • Understands importance of and complies with Mill and department safety and environmental policies, procedures and practices
  • Maintain a safe work environment for yourself and other associates
  • Troubleshooting and servicing all production and support equipment within the facility in a safe and efficient manner while ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Provides technical support by operating a variety of mechanical equipment in locating and determining types of mechanical malfunctions within the mill.
  • Studies plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirement and sequence of repairs and/or installations.

 

The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3rd/4th Year Apprentice skill level experience in industrial mechanical systems.
  • Mechanical includes experience in the following areas: Rotating Equipment, Bearings, Precision alignment, Product Moving Systems, Power Transmissions, Oil Seals, Mobile Equipment, and Gear Reducers.
  • Pulp and Paper industry experience a definite plus.

Industry experience is a plus

 

SKILLS:

  • Commitment to safety and quality
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to learn through self-directed study and desire for advancement
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision.

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Technical certification is preferred.  Proof of documented apprenticeship hours required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is a Monday through Friday 8-hour assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules; that may include early mornings, nights, weekends, rotating shifts, and/or holidays and be punctual while doing so. Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Routine Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Proficiency in using hand tools, depth micrometers and precision measuring tools, welders, grinders, lathes, milling machines, etc.
  • Standing and sitting for extended periods and awkward or repetitive movements at times
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

 

 

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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran 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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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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