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Title:  Flexographic Printing Press Operator - Night shift

Requisition ID:  19878-159

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

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WORK SCHEDULE: Night Shift 7:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M. (either C or D shift)

Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends


Starting at $21.10 $1/hour added for night shift differential!


The Flexographic Printing Press Operator will setup prints on presses by inspecting all setups and comparing/verifying the print color quality.  This employee will monitor the functions of the press and troubleshoot as necessary to ensure the production of high quality prints.  Additionally, they will direct and guide Assistant Press Operators as needed.  They understand and align business operations and the Printing Department while executing their 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.

  • Follow production schedule to prepare print jobs according to production schedule. Duties include but are not limited to adjusting register nip pressure to specified close tolerance, setting up slitter blades, loading plate cylinders, applying and changing ink as needed, visually inspect the anilox rollers and blade system, checking print colors using the spectrophotometer and using the print template to compare and verify prints.
  • Monitor the press, color quality, and the viscosity and PH level of the ink; make adjusts as needed.
  • Troubleshoot the press and determine corrective action(s.) Possible defects could include backed out print, ink pump starving, off colors, off registration, and general print quality defects.
  • Unload paper using hydraulic lift.
  • Serve as liaison to the Assistant Press Operators; provide guidance and direction as needed.
  • Complete assigned paperwork (including Job Setup Form and Production Report Form.)
  • Move between presses as assigned.
  • Responsible for assuring production of products consistent with established food safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Previous Off-Line Printing Press experience preferred.
  • Able to analyze production schedules and determine the most efficient to achieve goal.
  • Able to work in a fast paced and multi-task environment.
  • Attention to detail and organization; well-developed communication skills and able to maintain a positive team environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.



  • The Press Operator schedule is 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.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime.



  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Push/pull pallet jack with up to 700 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

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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