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Title:  1st Shift Assistant Operator

Requisition ID:  20435-159

Lancaster, TX, US, 75146

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Assistant Operator Job Summary Below:

The Production Machine Operator Assistant will safely control various machines and equipment involved in production.


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:


  • Assists the operator in production machinery in accordance with prints and specifications.
  • Produces the required quantity of parts within established specifications and tolerances.
  • Obtains job tickets and reviews prior to running orders.
  • Measures finished parts with precision tools, ensuring compliance with function, quality, and cosmetic specifications.
  • Maintains logs and records of units produced including a record of errors resulting in rejected or discarded pieces.
  • Inspects equipment prior to use to ensure proper setup and alignment; performs basic and routine adjustments and maintenance.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly work area.
  • Ensures that appropriate contact relief is made, and machine hand-off occurs during shift changes.
  • Performs preventative maintenances.
  • Works as an assistant leader of the crew, overseeing feeders, packers, and inspectors working on the machine.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to follow directions and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to interpret and translate designs and documentation.
  • Thorough understanding of or the ability to quickly learn production equipment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, adjust, and debug to finalize majority of machine lines required in house or at the customers facility.
  • Thorough attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of technical written (and verbal)
  • Basic computer and data entry skills.
  • Understanding of and the ability to abide by applicable OSHA and environmental regulations.
  • Visual color discrimination, the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of colors.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Good attendance
  • Strong leadership abilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • High School Diploma preferred, technical school education, or equivalent.
  • Heavy mechanical/operator level skills in a manufacturing environment.
  • 2-5 years of related manufacturing focus experience in a converting facility or similar type preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of mechanical and pneumatic components.
  • Trained knowledge in mechanical assembly standards, engineering standards, or other applicable procedures and parts flow.
  • Experience working in a fast pace manufacturing environment.

Color Management

  • Successfully passing a vision assessment


Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • None required


Essential Job Functions


  • Work Schedule
    • Must be able to work any shift.
    • Must be able to work overtime as required.
    • Must be able to perform the job in the physical plant location.
  • Physical Demands
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move in a pushing and pulling motion when helping change loads; frequently required to climb on and off the press platform; continuously required to work above ground on top of the press; frequently required to bend, crouch, stoop, kneel, and twist. Frequently required to use eye, hand and foot coordination when making load change. Hand coordination is required of both hands for simple grasping.
    • The employee must not be colorblind
    • The employee is frequently required to lift under 10 pounds and between 40-45 pounds.
    • Frequent/strenuous physical effort (lifting, moving heavy objects, etc.) required.
    • Must be able to push, pull, and carry up to 40 pounds.


  • Work Environment
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly exposed to dust, fumes, vibration, toxic conditions, powder spray, heat, cold, and potential work hazards from the dryers.
    • The noise level in the work environment is loud.
    • Personal Protective Equipment is required. This includes; steel toe shoes, safety glasses, ear protections, and gloves.  Other PPE may be required for specific tasks.


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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.  Please apply at

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