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Title:  Lid Packer

Requisition ID:  8281-159

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


OPPORTUNITY: We are a Foodservice cup forming manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Kenton, Ohio team. We’re recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our job postings.  This job posting is for a Lid Packer with a pay rate of $16.00/hour plus shift differential and progressive pay increases. 

We continually encourage our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression through our strong promotion from within program.  Many of our roles are skilled trade positions and our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry with an earning potential to $30.00/hour plus shift differential.   We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, including health spending accounts and a progressive healthy lifestyle program, as well as 401-K with a company matching component and standard supplemental company contributions. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tabaco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.

Please review all of our job postings and apply for each position you feel you’re qualified and would like to be considered for.


WORK SCHEDULE: Night shift 7pm - 7am 

Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends

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: Lid Packers package product per the production schedule and specification sheet. They inspect product for fit and defects, maintain housekeeping duties, and label and number boxes as needed. Additionally, they assist Lid Operators by rolling sheet, grinding scrap, and feeding sheet into the trim press. 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.

  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Packing Lids: Follow production schedule and specification sheet to determine sleeve and case count. Pack correct number of lids into sleeves. Tape sleeves and pack sleeves into correct case by lane. Place cases on conveyor belt. Ensure pack station is supplied with bags and tape.
  • Quality Control:Continuously inspect lids for minor and critical color and physical defects while packing. Test lids from each row every 2 hours as indicated on Packer Quality Check Sheet. Scrap all lids outside specification and notify operators of defects. Perform inspection on quality holds as instructed by Supervisor
  • Grind scrap and assist Lid Operators:Grind barrels of scrap lids while machine is running. During times when trim press is not running, assist Lid Operators by rolling sheet. Feed rolled sheet into assigned offline grinder and trim press as needed.
  • Housekeeping/Cleaning:Keep area clean. Keep all scrap and bags off floor and empty trashcans as necessary. Participate in cleaning machines when needed. Clean packing trays and document per HACCP procedure. Complete round sheet.
  • Labeling and numbering cases:Assist in labeling and numbering boxes.
  • Un-jam pad locker: Execute proper IES of equipment; clear case(s) jammed in pad locker; change tape as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Must be able to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills along with an attention to detail.
  • Must be able to maintain a positive team environment, be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision.


  • 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.
  • Some Departments/Jobs may run a M-F 8-hour Shift Schedule.
  • 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 30 lbs.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 30 lbs.
  • Push/pull up to 30 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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