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Title:  Operator (Lead Folder/Gluer Operator)

Requisition ID:  13831-159

Lowell, MA, US, 08153

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Come grow with us!  This technical leadership role is on second shift, and normal work hours are Monday - Friday, 8 hours, 3 - 11 pm.  When daily overtime is required, shifts are 10 hours, and occasional Saturday work is required.  Also, when this role is elevated to a Lead Operator, an additional $.75/hour is applied.


1. Operate and maintain the machinery in a proper and efficient manner to achieve acceptable quality: a. Set-up and adjust all machinery. b. Perform general and preventative maintenance on all machines. c. Train operators and feeder/packers in the operation and maintenance of machinery. d. Assist maintenance mechanic in fixing any item beyond the scope of Lead Operator.

2. Coordinate and assist in carrying out instructions of daily schedules to complete all work in a timely manner. a. Clarify questionable or omitted information from job ticket to assure accuracy of customer orders. b. Present sample to management for approval to assure proper set-up and follow OK’d sample throughout production run. c. Monitor all phases of the production process to achieve optimum quality and accuracy.

3. Maintain accurate records of material used or spoiled. Assist operators in maintaining this data.

4. Assure proper housekeeping and safety practices are followed.

5. Perform other related duties as directed by supervision. Perform supervisor duties in the absence of the supervisor.

6. Must be willing to work daily and/or weekend overtime, when needed.






Required Skills


1. Read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide- understand implied instructions.

2. Trade knowledge in a single area of technical competence - understand and use shop manuals, diagrams, etc.

3. Good verbal communication skills required.


1. Read, understand, and follow all safety rules and practices. Report hazards, unsafe conditions, and unsafe actions.


Required Experience

Prior manufacturing experience preferred in a similar or related industry.



 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

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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