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Title:  General Labor

Requisition ID:  17161-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


This position is an entry level operator position in the Paper Mill.  This position is responsible for making equipment adjustments, cleaning the equipment/ facility, and performing other designated tasks in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOP). The Machine Operator must understand and align business operations as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.



  • Maintain a safe work environment for yourself and other associates.
  • Notify supervisor, maintenance, or quality immediately when a problem occurs with the equipment, paper as well as follow all company rules and procedures
  • Maintains all documentation of daily and monthly rounds in accordance with the current SOP’s and documents completed work on “I” card noting the problems or issues on the Counter Measure Sheet.
  • Monitor and make adjustment to the equipment, including visual checks for crossed ropes, machine jams, and other equipment malfunctions.
  • Brush the PSI and knockdown showers per SOP.
  • Assists crew during paper breaks in threading the paper and by operating a bobcat to clean up debris per the SOP.
  • Operates Forklift to retrieve supplies and removes paper debris from floor.
  • Retrieves and distributes supplies from Stores for crew



 Commitment to safety and quality

  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem-solving skills
  • Communicate with operators, prior/next shift, of pertinent quality and production concerns.
  • Basic mechanical ability to make adjustment to the equipment to maximize production and ensure quality standards are met or exceeded.
  • Ability to work in a physically intense environment / Ability to lift to 50 pounds
  • Excellent attendance record with flexibility to work rotating shifts & overtime
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment.


  • Requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, and climbing.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature, including high temperatures.
  • Ability to substantially move wrists, hands, and/or fingers to turn valves and make adjustments to the equipment.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision.
  • Performs all duties in an independent manner with minimal direction and supervision.



  • 2 years of military experience; or
  • 2 years of heavy industrial experience; or
  • 2 years of industrial machine operator experience; or
  • 2 years of mechanical experience; or
  • 2 years of electrical experience; or
  • 2 years of experience in safety field (e.g. fireman); or
  • 2 years of work experience and a two (2) year industrial technical
  • Computer literacy



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.



Schedules are 8-hour rotating shifts.  However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, weekends and/or holidays and be punctual while doing so.

Required Experience

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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