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Title:  Operator

Requisition ID:  19774-159

Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely- recognized companies in the world.

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees and creating superior returns for our shareholders. We strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate.  Graphic Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at

Inspired Packaging.  A World of Difference.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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