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Title:  Lid Operator

Requisition ID:  17371-159

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


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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 ensuri 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. This role will start at $19.75/hr with $1 shift differential for night shift. 


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.


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.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Prior plastics and/or plastic extrusion experience preferred.




  • The Lid 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.

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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