Title:  Maintenance Mechanic

Requisition ID:  3247

Kenton, OH, US, 43326

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


JOB SUMMARY: Perform tooling conversions, prepare machines for production, repair and install new machine parts as needed. Perform preventative maintenance on machines. In addition, perform and complete other work as assigned by supervisor. All employees must follow all Graphic Packaging safety procedures and policies. 


PAY: $23.00 - 28.25/hour 



Adjust / Repair Machines Throughout FacilityMake adjustments and/or repairs to all equipment throughout the facilities to keep them operational.

Perform Preventative Maintenance on Machines: Follow weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly maintenance inspection sheets or PM tasklists for the blanker, leak tester, slitter, baler, stretch wrapper, Lid Lines, Brown 800, autobagger, pad locker, conveyor, robots, cup machines and any other production/ support equipment or facilities. Rebuild parts and make identified repairs if possible or write up notifications.

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 MachinesJack up the piece of equipment to remove the skid. Set down the machine and level its legs using a leveler. Run the conduit for all electric hookups. Run air and vacuum lines. Install printer if necessary. Install side paper roll stand. Set up cup tubing. 

Prep Machines for Production: Run the machines to produce products and evaluate their quality. Inspect the rim diameter, rim thickness, cup height, and test the cups for leaks. Validate lid form and quality checks after PMs or troubleshooting. 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: Pick up and repair worn and broken parts from the Parts Room. When repairs are complete, tag the part as ‘o.k.’ and label the part with its part number.

Install New Parts: Receive orders from manager. Sign out necessary parts from the Parts Room. Install the part onto the specified equipment such as a cup machine, conveyor, baler, up-ender, pad-lockers, shredder, compressor, or slitter.

Assist Mechanic “A”: Assist Maintenance Mechanic A’s with their duties as needed.

Act as Operator: As needed, fill in as a Operator for various departments such as cups, blanking, lids, etc. (see operator duties.


MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Previous mechanical and electrical experience highly preferred. Attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to read, analyze, and develop plans based on blue prints and assembly drawings/parts lists. Finger dexterity and good vision required; color vision skills preferred.



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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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