Title:  Lid Operator - Night shift

Requisition ID:  21984-159

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

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LID OPERATOR —Starting from $20.75/hr




Whether you’re just embarking on your career, skilled in your trade, or simply looking for something new, Graphic Packaging International empowers employees to come and build real momentum.

Join us and make a difference! Our team of essential workers are a key component in ensuring a stable food supply. We are looking for machine operators to join our Kenton facility.


JOB SUMMARY: The Lid Operator will monitor all Lid Line machines and inspect lids for defects per department and production schedules. They will perform basic troubleshooting and repairs to machines while ensuring that material levels and lubricant containers remain full.  They understand and align business operations and Lid Department as he/she executes 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.

  • Regularly inspect machine operation, lubrication levels, and product for defects.  Ensure blending system runs at specified percentages and equipment runs at specified speeds; troubleshoot vacuum system. Work with Warehouse to ensure materials are delivered per production schedule; transport materials from designated drop zones to machines.
  • Perform mechanical repairs on Lid equipment as needed; document downtime for repairs. Notify Maintenance as required and work with Maintenance during tooling changes and preventative maintenance (PMs.)
  • Fill in for Packers as needed, and provide break support for Packers.
  • Keep work area clean, organized and free of debris. Grind scrap and recase product as needed; complete quality holds.
  • Complete quality reports and monitor lid quality, weight and fit per department guidelines; run lid-specific tests as required.
  • Make, label and number boxes; anticipate box needs by monitoring production schedule.
  • Perform weekly cleaning duties.
  • Complete all required paperwork.
  • Complete Lid Line production report, including citing any discrepancies that occur during shift.



  • 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 35 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 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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