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Title:  Cutting Operator - 2nd Shift

Requisition ID:  19920-159

Lowell, MA, US, 08153

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are seeking candidates to join our Cutting Department as Cutting Operator Trainees for 2nd Shift (3 PM to 11 PM). We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry.

We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401(k) with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available


JOB SUMMARY: Safely and efficiently facilitates the cutting process of printed product


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

  • Verify proper job before feeding the press
  • Proper press maintenance and lubrication
  • Provide daily quality checklist when inspecting pallets after cutting
  • Perform make ready and preventive maintenance activities
  • Able to run job with embossing inline
  • Keeps daily time and materials usage reports and records information in PEAK
  • Disassembles machines to perform minor repairs or replace broken or worn parts, using hand tools
  • May perform hand packing as needed
  • Experienced in duties of qualified Sheet Fed Cutting Operator, including make readies and operation preferred but not required
  • Experienced on cutting machinery similar or same as Sheet fed cutting equipment such as: Bobst 162 CER, Bobst 1600 ER, Bobst 103, and Bobst 126-BMA preferred but not required
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience required
  • Experience operating hand jacks, electric pallet jacks and forklifts required
  • Prior experience within a similar role preferred
  • 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.



  • LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
  • 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, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS - Company issued Fork Truck Operator’s License



  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.





  • Schedules are up to 12-hour shifts Mondays – Fridays and 8-hour shifts on Saturdays. However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.



  • Standing, depending on changing job assignment, continuously (100% of the time) for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements
  • Ability to bend, squat, crawl, reach above shoulder level and at waist or lower, twist, stretch, push and pull (up to 60 lbs. of force), carry, kneel, grasp, stop, crawl and finger occasionally (1-33% of the time)
  • Climbing and walking frequently (34-66% of the time)
  • Requires use of both feet on a continuous basis
  • Requires use of both hands for simple grasping, firm grasping, fine manipulation and repetitive actions on a continuous basis
  • Ability to read, write, hear, see, speak and have agility on a continuous basis
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature
  • PPE required: Steel-toed/safety footwear, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Cut resistant Safety Gloves, Hair Net, Beard Net

Required Experience

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. Learn more about us at

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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