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Title:  Printing Trainee/Floater

Requisition ID:  9479-159

Kingston Springs, TN, US, 37082

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International, an industry leader in paperboard products, seeks entry level Printing Trainees to join our thriving team in Kingston Springs, TN. This role uses mechanical and manufacturing aptitude to work with large printing equipment.

To our employees, we offer:
- Competitive pay plus a $500 signing bonus
- 12 hour shifts with 3-4 day work weeks; long weekends every other week, less commute time!
- Quick advancement opportunity
- Medical, dental and vision coverage with employee contribution
- 401(k) with company match
- Vacation time


Pay rate:  $15.00 - $16.50


Job Summary:


  • Checks production schedule.
  • Reads and understands work order.
  • Prepares (bends) plates for upcoming job and stages them.
  • Prepares Ink for upcoming job and returns unused Ink.
  • Prepares coating plate and returns previous uses plate.
  • Assist press crew during press wash up and make-ready.
  • Reads all UPC and 2of5 codes.
  • Relieves press crews for breaks and lunch.
  • Refills coating drum and foundation solution tanks. Replaces filters as needed.
  • Responsible for press room housekeeping. Associate is responsible to keep work area clean, empty trash, sweep daily (vacuum floors and under press) and maintain a 5S status on both presses.
  • Keep all printing supplies staged (Rags, wash up solution and MRC).
  • Empties dirty rag buckets daily.
  • Informs supervisor when supplies are low.
  • Cross train on duties of 2nd press operator.
  • Assist with roller changes.
  • Perform basic press maintenance.
  • Knowledge of job hazard and Lockout procedure – reports unsafe conditions to supervisor.
  • Comply with plant safety and Personal Protective Equipment requirements.


Required Skills


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.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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