Title:  Entry Level Production and Forklift Operators

Requisition ID:  20845-159

Lawrenceburg, TN, US, 38464

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Assistant Operators assist in operation of assigned and support equipment, including printers, metalizers, laminators, cutters, and gluers, by performing make-ready and ensuring that production and quality levels meet established standards.  Independent judgment is necessary.  Supervisor is usually available.

Job Functions:

  • Observes company safety rules and complies with safety practices.
  • Must have successfully completed Department Assistant I Checklist.
  • Capable of documenting quality checks required by work center.
  • Assists in safe and efficient operation of printers, metalizers, laminators, cutters, gluers, and all support equipment.
  • Aids in identifying and resolving process and machine problems.
  • Participates in make-ready preparation for assigned equipment.
  • Prepares necessary reports as required to accomplish production goals.
  • Performs general housekeeping functions in assigned area.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures. Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of SQF/5S and other company standards.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5’s, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting food safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.

Required Skills

  • Frequent/strenuous physical effort (lifting, moving heavy objects, etc.) required.
  • Frequently exposed to conditions involving noise, fumes, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Graphic Packaging International is on a 7-day continuous operation.  Must be able to work nights and overtime as required.

Required Experience

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent preferred.
  • At least 6 months of experience with the same or similar equipment is preferred.


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

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