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Title:  Blanker Operator

Requisition ID:  12983-159

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


IMPORTANT NOTE: We are a smoke-free campus! This policy covers all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. We offer fulltime employees a variety of methods to assist you in your journey to becoming a smoke-free employee!


JOB SUMMARY: While adhering to the department schedule, the Blanker Operator will produce blanks, remove blanks from the machine and hand-pack blanks onto carts to be transported by Warehouse employees. They will ensure product quality through visual inspection and adjusting the machine as needed. They understand and align business operations and Blanking Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


The pay range for this role starts at $19.00 and goes up to $20.75/hour plus shift differential and progressive pay increases. 

2nd shift is .75 cent shift differential while 3rd shift is .60 cents


WORK SCHEDULE: We are currently on 8 hr shifts, Mon-Fri. This will be changing later this year back to the 12 hour shifts, 2-2-3 schedule. Please keep this in mind when applying! 

Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends once we go back to 12 hour shifts!! 


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

  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Pack finished blanks by hand into cart and complete required paperwork; once full, push cart to staging area to be retrieved by Warehouse.
  • Follow blanker schedule and prep paper rolls. Communicate with materials handler to ensure appropriate materials are on hand; utilize roll pusher to roll paper to into place.
  • Splice paper and monitor roll levels making adjustments as needed.
  • Remove blanked paper and ensure quality of print and product; adjust machine as needed to correct quality and production issues
  • Maintain housekeeping and ensure work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Responsible for assuring production of products consistent with established food safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred, specifically machine operating experience 



  • Must be willing and able to work overtime.



  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Routine Lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Push/pull blank cart on wheels with up to 1,200 lb. load.
  • 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 (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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