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Title:  Operator

Requisition ID:  20406-159

Lancaster, TX, US, 75146

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Experienced Operator Job Summary Below:

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


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:


  • General knowledge and understanding of die cutting processes and equipment
  • Reads job tickets to determine setup specifications and instructions
  • Observes and monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and to determine whether adjustments are needed
  • Follows all standard operating procedures relevant to the job, position and department
  • Performs routine adjustments during the press run and maintain production throughout the run
  • Performs all assigned work effectively and on schedule
  • Follows instructions accurately
  • Maintains records of daily production, using specified forms
  • Records production information such as amount of time spent on specific tasks
  • Keeps work area neat and clean
  • Opens machines and remove/replace damaged product, using hand tools
  • Trains workers to set up, operate and use machines
  • Daily/weekly/monthly maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Preforms make-readies
  • Coordinates efforts as part of the team to provide assistance to all co-workers (in all departments) as needed to maximize production efficiencies
  • Follows established department policies, procedures, work instructions and safety and environmental guidelines
  • Performs other job duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of Zerand diecutter, and Flexographic printing equipment. 5 years preferred.
  • Must have at least 2 years experience running board stock and paper on web flatbed die cutters.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must have basic computer skills – data entry.
  • Must have the ability to perform basic arithmetic including additions, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.
  • Must pass color vision test. If requested
  • Must pass color hue test. If requested
  • Must be able to meet and/or pass the minimum requirement on a mechanical test or have demonstrated mechanical aptitude through prior work experience.
  • Must be able to ability to use rulers, calipers, micrometers and other inspection equipment.
  • Must have knowledge of size and location when beginning the nicking process.
  • Must have ability to recognize common packaging defects (cracking, sharpness, heavy scores, line-up, tearing, flat scores, one-sided scores, light cutting, loose fibers, pressure marks, etc.).
  • Must have ability to make a spotting sheet.
  • Must have knowledge of when to use underlay or begin spotting.
  • Must have knowledge of operating the cube/manual tonnage.
  • Must have knowledge and ability to repair dies by modifying creasing rules and cutting knives.
  • Must have knowledge of blind make-readies and what it entails.
  • Must have knowledge of counter plates, matrix, spotting tape, and underlaying.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.



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

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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