Title:  Finishing Machine Operator

Requisition ID:  21165-159

Marion, OH, US, 43302

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required

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MACHINE OPERATOR —Wages Start at $21.00 for day shift. Additional $1.25 for night shift. Opportunity to make up to $26.00/hour.

Finishing Machine Operators:

  • Starting Wages Begin At $21.00/Hour With Regular Wage Progressions Every 6 Months Up To $26.00/hr
  • $1500 Retention Bonus for New Hires and Qualifying Rehires
  • $1.25/Hour Shift Differential for Night Shift
  • Benefits Start on the 1st of The Month Following Your Start Date


Whether you’re just embarking on your career, skilled in your trade, or simply looking for something new, Graphic Packaging International empowers employees to come and build real momentum.

Join us and make a difference! Our team of essential workers are a key component in ensuring a stable food supply. We are looking for machine operators to join our Marion facility.

  • Full-Time Opportunity
  • Available Shifts (12hrs)
    • Day shift: 7 am - 7 pm
    • Night shift: 7 pm-7 am (additional $1.25/hour)

Machine Operators understand and align business operations and Finishing Department production as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational manufacturing objectives. Must have prior Machine Operator experience in an industrial manufacturing setting. 


  • Sets up and operates straight-line gluers
  • Observes automatic feeding, folding, and gluing of box blanks to detect machine malfunctions for proper manufacturing
  • Inspects completed production work to detect defects and verify conformance to work order specifications and adjust machinery as necessary to correct variations
  • Keeps daily time and materials usage reports and records information in SAP
  • Performs Preventative Maintenance on manufacturing equipment
  • Disassembles machines to maintain, repair, or replace broken or worn parts, using hand tools
  • Assist temporary employees with understanding task assignments in manufacturing while - reinforcing housekeeping, safety, and Graphic Packaging International’s core values.
  • Review job tickets.
  • Performs, understands, and follows make ready as required for production which includes general set up of the gluer or window machine
  • Run the job according to customers' specifications
  • Quality control of production in all gluing aspects including carton alignment, glue adhesion, and proper folding
  • Verifies and communicates both product standards and work standards to crew to execute production.
  • Maintains production equipment by performing minor maintenance, troubleshooting, calibrations, adjustments, repairs, and authorized modifications.
  • Clean area around gluer for manufacturing. Housekeeping is imperative.

Why You Would Be Perfect for This Job:

  • You want to make a difference and be an essential worker!
  • You like learning new things and working in a fast-paced environment!
  • You’re an awesome team player,18 years old or older, with a great work ethic!
  • You have previous machine operating experience.
  • No high school diploma/GED…NO PROBLEM!

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent starting pay
  • Opportunity to move into skilled operator roles
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Excellent 401K match starting Day One!
  • Paid Time Off

Required Skills

Must have prior Machine Operator experience, troubleshooting, and light maintenance. Must be able to stand for 2-3 hours at a time. 

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 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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