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Title:  Assistant Press Operator - Day Shift

Requisition ID:  19778-159

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

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JOB SUMMARY: Assistant Press Operators perform a variety of tasks including preparing print jobs, changing paper rolls, making labels, and performing housekeeping duties.  They understand and align business operations and the Printing Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


STARTING PAY RAGE: $19.75/hour $1/hr night shift differential  (pay increases at 3, 6, and 9 months) 

WORK SCHEDULE: A Shift 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends


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

  • Perform all unwind and rewind duties.
  • Complete 36-month training program that will cover all necessary tasks to run the printing presses
  • Prepare print jobs per production schedule and work with crew during change overs to perform necessary duties.
  • Make labels and label rolls appropriately.
  • Change rolls and take care of cores.
  • Perform housekeeping duties to ensure area remains clean and organized.
  • Assistant Press Operators must be willing to move to other presses as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Printing Press experience preferred.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.



  • Schedules are up to 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off.  However, 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.



  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

Required Experience

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. Learn more about us at

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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