Title:  Shipping / Forklift Operator

Requisition ID:  3683

Kingston Springs, TN, US, 37082

Department:  Logistics
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.


POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for efficient transport of finished goods for outbound shipments and proper receiving procedures for incoming shipments and deliveries.

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


  • Complies with all company and department safety, quality, productivity, and security procedures.
  • Ensures total quality of the job while in operation and performs quality checks at set intervals.
  • Responsible for reviewing and preparing all shipments according to the shipment calendar.
  • Works with incoming and outbound trucking companies on scheduled pick-ups and deliveries, responsible for the loading and unloading of shipments as per the bills of lading.
  • Ensures proper storage and warehousing of materials according to warehouse layout.
  • Delivery of incoming materials to required departments.
  • Review of documentation for accuracy prior to all shipments leaving the building.
  • Assists Warehouse Lead with any required procedures.
  • Examines own work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Ensures correct shipments of orders.
  • Operates forklift truck safely, inspects forklift trucks according to policy standard for safe operation and reporting of damaged equipment.
  • Maintains a clean and safe warehousing environment.
  • Communicates company safety and procedures to all visitors received in the warehouse including truck drivers and contractors.
  • Schedules are 12-hours
  • Must be flexible; able to work other shifts, overtime covering vacations, call outs.
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned


Required Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Ability to visually inspect trucks and products that are delivered to the plant.
  • Ability operate forklift which includes visual depth perception while placing loads of material on racking system within the facility.
  • Possess basic computer skills.
  • Ability to hear in a high traffic warehouse environment and cautions of safety hazards.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as problem solving ability.
  • Ability to occasionally lift or carry up to 60 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.
  • Ability to use basic measurement tools.


Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience in a warehouse environment supporting a manufacturing plant.
  • Certification on various forklift trucks such as sit-down and clamp trucks.


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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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