Title:  Material Handler MR

Requisition ID:  17207-159

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are a 100% recycled food service carton manufacturing facility seeking candidates to join our Kalamazoo, MI Carton Team. We're recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our job postings. This job posting is for an entry level Material Handler Medical/Vacation Replacement (temporary to start with opportunity for hire) with a pay rate of $19.37/hour plus shift differential. We continually encourage our employees to advance their careers through our on the job training and job progression through our strong promotion from within program. Many of our roles are skilled trade positions and our employees build successful careers in the Printing and Packaging industry with generous earning potential. 

Please review all of our job postings and apply for each position you feel you're qualified and would like to be considered for. 

Material Handler Job Summary:

Drives liquefied gas, or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, boom, clamps, elevating platform to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials by performing the following duties.

Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus
  • Positions forks, clamp, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products or rolls and transports load to designated area
  • Loads, unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device
  • Inventories materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed
  • Records load information into computer, labels, or production schedules
  • Loads or unloads material onto or off of pallets, skids or lifting device
  • Scans loads into location
  • Lubricates truck, recharges batteries, fills fuel tank, or replaces liquefied gas tank

Qualification Requirements:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

Education and/or Experience:

  • Previous forklift, clamp truck, or other PIV experience Preferred 

Required Skills


 80 hours of work in a 2 week work period plus scheduled mandatory overtime or voluntary overtime as needed.

  • Rotating 12 hour shifts (7:00 to 7:00)
    • 12-hour days (7:00am – 7:00pm) - rotating shift pattern of 2-2-3
    • 12-hour nights (7:00pm – 7:00am) - rotating shift pattern of 2-2-3
    • Crew changes from days to nights every 28 days.
  • Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends

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 EEO is the Law Poster

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo

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