Title:  Operator Assistant (Aerator)

Requisition ID:  660

Kingston Springs, TN, US, 37082

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.


Entry Level position.  3-2-2-3 shift.  Every other weekend off!  

$1,500 sign on bonus 

Full benefits, including excellent 401(k)




POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for supporting the cutting department by providing raw materials and/or work in process as required by specific production jobs.  


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Replace wooden pallet with plastic pallet and aerate loads prior to printing, based on production schedule.
  • Re-aerate loads at pressman’s request.
  • Return special skids to the appropriate department.
  • Communicate required information to co-workers and manager.
  • Occasionally perform preventative maintenance on equipment and be able to diagnose, trouble shoot equipment by early detection and sound of machine while in operation.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Complies with all company and department safety, quality, productivity, and security procedures.
  • Ensures total quality of the job while in operation, performs quality checks and acccurate documentation. 
  • Maintains the machine and area in accordance with the standard operation procedures. 
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to read basic measurement tools and ability to read and follow proper work instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and follow instructions.
  • Ability to operate a pallet jack to move material.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to frequently lift or carry 10 to 25 pounds and handle a pallet weighing 40-52 pounds.
  • Ability to regularly stand and use hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Frequently required to reach with hands and arms and occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must be able to work 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off.
  • Must be flexible; able to work other shifts, overtime and weekends when needed.


Preferred Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED preferred.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing environment

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.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville