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Title:  Production Operator - High Start Rate, Pay Progression

Requisition ID:  8055-159
Location: 

Kendallville, IN, US, 46755

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

EEOC Code:  Operative

FLSA CodeHourly

Position Title: Production Operator                                              

Reports to: Production Supervisor             

Location: Kendallville, IN

               

 

OPPORTUNITY: We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Kendallville, IN team. We’re recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our job postings.  This job posting is for a Production Operator

 

PAY PROGRESSION:

  • Start Rate - $17.80 /HR
  • 90 Days - $18.80 /HR
  • 9 Months - $21.25 /HR

PLUS, SHIFT PREMIUM: $1.25/HR

 

We continually encourage our employees to advance their careers through 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 & Packaging industry with an earning potential to $27.50/hour plus $1.25 shift differential.  

 

BENEFITS:

Our employee’s health and quality of life are important to us.  That’s why we offer a benefits program that supports and protects them, their families, and their future.

GPI pays the full cost of certain “basic” benefits, including:

  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability

 Optional benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday Pay and Attendance Bonus

 

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO WORK EVENING AND WEEKENDS
  • 12 hour shifts (6:30 to 6:30)
  • 3-2-2 Schedule(alternating days of the week)
  • 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.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime.

 

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

 

JOB SUMMARY: Operate or tend a printing machine and folder gluer that transforms paperboard into various consumer packaging products.  Understand and align business operations with job role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

 

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

  • Performs Make-Ready tasks:  installs plates and washes blankets. Completes “Make Ready Checklist” by verifying copy check, scores, correct ink, bar code, repeat timing, print to cut, flexo register, die number, board grade, line clearance, etc.
  • Turns handles, pushes buttons or moves controls and levers to start / stop press and to manually set and adjust speed, temperature, ink flow, tension, and position and pressure tolerances of press
  • Loads, positions, and adjusts raw material (paperboard) in loading and feeding mechanisms of press
  • Set up and operates splicing device to splice end of new paper roll to depleted roll
  • Installs, adjusts, dismantles, reassembles, removes parts and equipment (printing plates, blankets, rollers, dies, cylinders, etc) using various hand tools and measuring devices such as wrenches (Allen, open-end, socket, torque, crescent), channel lock, pliers, hammer, screwdrivers, pry bar, tape measure, and calipers.
  • Performs preventative maintenance
  • Moves materials and fixtures (paperboard rolls, dies, repeats, etc) using fork truck, overhead crane, pallet jack, and hand cart; must obtain fork truck licensure
  • Dip ink into ink fountains of the printing unit
  • Monitors and controls operation of auxiliary equipment such as cutters, UV lights, delivery table, etc.
  • Monitors feeding, printing, and delivery processes of press to maintain specified operating levels and detect malfunctions
  • Inspects and examines printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications and external defects such as scum, hickeys, ink drips, and water spots.
  • Palletize printed product
  • Discards non-conforming material
  • Computer Data Entry: Inputs order number to print load tickets. Scans in load ticket and batch number. Enters quantity and scrap code (reason).  Enters downtime. Creates notifications.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, including banding scrap material for disposal
  • Cleans and lubricates printing machine and components (eg. rollers, blankets, reservoirs) using solvents, rags, and sponges
  • Ensure Gemba boards are referenced daily and completed accurately every shift.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies
  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred.

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Basic computer skills, data entry

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Visual Color Discrimination, the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of colors
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Push / Pull 10-40 lbs
  • Climb Stairs
  • Stoop, Bend, and Twist
  • Lift up to 50 lbs occasionally and up to 30 lbs frequently
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

Production

Utility

Manufacturing


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


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