Title:  Finishing Operator

Requisition ID:  1405

Newton, IA, US, 50208

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required


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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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Finishing Operator 2nd Shift

3pm - 11pm


Job Requirements:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operates assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner and is responsible for shift production.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.
  • Directs activities of team operating assigned equipment.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and scrap rates meet or exceed established standards.  Actively supports and uses quality control procedures (including SAP) that are in place.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Has good working knowledge of computer-controlled equipment.
  • Identifies and resolves process and equipment problems, while continually striving to develop and implement improvements.
  • Notifies management of potential problems and offers solutions to same.
  • Prepares accurate production, inventory, and material usage reports.
  • Performs and directs make-ready on assigned equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance as required.
  • Displays work habits that set example for peers.
  • Trains new employees in proper operating procedure.
  • Performs general housekeeping functions in assigned areas.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Des Moines