Title:  Cutting Operator

Requisition ID:  1802

Omaha, NE, US, 68137

Department:  Hourly Plant & Mill (Except Maintenance Roles)
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.


Job Function


  • Make-ready, adjust, and run job as efficiently as possible to meet safety and productivity standards.
  • Examine job order to determine quantity to be cut, stock specifications, and special die cutting instructions
  • Examine cutting dies for visual defects and apply correcting solution to repair minor defects
  • Make necessary adjustments to ensure quality
  • Ensure information is communicated between shifts
  • Ensure Company Safety, Quality, and Production standards are met
  • Perform proper and required maintenance as well as cleaning of Die Cutter
  • Maintenance duties include stooping under machinery, entering confined spaces and climbing ladders.
  • Must input information into computer for proper tracking of inventory and waste.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, twisting and stooping
  • Occasional squatting and kneeling for cleaning and clearing jams



  • 3 years direct Die Cutting experience (preferably within the folding carton industry) or 3-5 years’ experience with the equipment as a Production Assistant within a folding carton plant
  • Strong mechanical aptitude/skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand technical written and verbal instructions
  • Strong computer and math skills required
  • Ability to accurately distinguish color variation
  • Must be able to work other shifts if needed and perform overtime work as required.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Frequent lifting (up to 75 pounds), bending and turning
  • Prior folding carton experience preferred
  • Candidates with possessing Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificates or folding carton experience preferred.


GPI Total Rewards

  • Growth Opportunities
  • Paid Vacation
  • $1,000 hire bonus
  • $2,000 referral bonus
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Life/AD&D/Short Term Disability
  • FIT Rewards
  • Accident/Critical Illness/Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Home & Auto Insurance
  • Identity Insurance
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Buy Now Pay Later program


Pay Up to $36.07/Hour 

+ $1.50/hour shift differential when applicable

$$$3,000 HIRING BONUS$$$

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: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs