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Title:  Maintenance Mechanic

Requisition ID:  16653-159

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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 Maintenance Mechanic with a pay range of $21.35 to $25.85/hour plus shift differential and progressive pay increases.


JOB SUMMARY: Our Maintenance Mechanics perform tooling conversions, prepare machines for production, repair and install new machine parts as needed, as well as perform preventative maintenance on machines. In addition, they perform and complete other work as assigned. All employees must follow all Graphic Packaging safety procedures and policies. They understand and align business operations and Maintenance Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


WORK SCHEDULE: Night Shift 7:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M. (either C or D shift)  Night shift is a $1/hr shift differential 

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.
  • Make adjustments and/or repairs to all equipment throughout the facilities to keep them operational.
  • Utilize maintenance inspection sheets or PM tasklists to perform preventative maintenance on machines, production/support equipment, and/or facilities.
  • Rebuild parts and make identified repairs.
  • Perform Tooling Conversions. Remove, clean, install tooling for various machines such as cup formers, lid lines, etc. Make all necessary adjustments and set proper settings. Test run equipment and make sure product meets quality standards.
  • Install new machines including running conduit for all electrical hookups, running air and vacuum lines and installing printers, side paper roll stand, and cup tubing if needed.
  • Prep machines for production: Run the machines to produce products and evaluate their quality. Inspect product diameter, thickness, height, and test for leaks. After completing PMs or troubleshooting, validate product form and quality. If all test results are satisfactory, turn machine over to operators for production. If test results are unsatisfactory, make necessary machine adjustments and repairs.
  • Repair parts and install new parts onto specified equipment.
  • As needed, assist other Mechanics and fill in for production Operators within various departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Previous mechanical and electrical experience highly preferred.
  • The work requires the ability to read, analyze, and develop plans based on blue prints and assembly drawings and/or parts lists.



  • The Maintenance Mechanic 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 60 lbs. (assistance be given and/or lift device can be used)
  • Push/pull up to 50 lb. tool cart on wheels
  • 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 EEO is the Law Poster.

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