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Title:  Machine Operator

Requisition ID:  18158-159
Location: 

Marion, OH, US, 43302

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Start with 80 hours of vacation each year and benefits after 30 days! Hourly wages for Machine Operator start at $20.25 and raises after 6 months. 

The Finishing Machine Operator is responsible for the operation of their assigned gluing machine. While operating that machine, they are responsible to run quality cartons at or above target run speeds while minimizing waste and downtime. The machine operator is the leader of the crew and oversees the activities of the operator assistants (feeder / packers) working on that machine.

The operator must obtain and review the job ticket for items, quantities, caliper of the board and any special instruction that is informational for running the order. The case packing specification must also be reviewed to make sure that all the instructions are clear and concise prior to running the order. The operator is responsible for ensuring that all make readies are put on as quickly as possible.

The operator inspects for product quality including: folded score caliper, proper gluing and stacking, carton and score alignment, case fit and ensures that the machine is in good running condition. The operator ensures that the Leary glue and mix detection system is constantly functioning correctly. The operator is also responsible for shutting down the machine if it is to be left unattended. This position reports to the Finishing Lead, Shift Supervisor, and Finishing Manager.

Will train to be an operator if you only possess minimal experience. Would start at a slightly lower rate and work up quickly.


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 www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


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