Title:  Finishing Operator

Requisition ID:  1150

Omaha, NE, US, 68137

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.



The person who occupies this position is to adjust finishing equipment in order to process a flat carton order and oversee its production (complex glue experience a plus).


Job Functions


  • Operator is responsible for adjusting glue machinery to fit particular style of carton being processed.
  • Once production begins, operator is responsible for maintaining machinery at optimum speed. When malfunctions occur, operator is to be able to detect cause and make appropriate adjustments as quickly as possible.
  • Operator is responsible for members of crew working on gluer machinery. Is fully responsible in ensuring team members are working efficiently and safely. The operator is also responsible to train feeder/catcher trainees as necessary.
  • Must assume duties of the feeder or catcher when those persons are on breaks (see job description for Feeder/Catcher). The Operator performs activities of Feeder/Catcher approximately 2 hours per day.
  • Responsible for performing maintenance duties on gluer machinery; greasing, oiling, blowing off machinery, glue pot maintenance, bearing and belt replacement and cleaning parts.
  • Is to maintain written and electronic records of quality and production. Operator goes through hourly statistical measurements (carton alignment, edge caliper, opening force, glue length, etc. . . .).
  • Responsible for making labels per customer specs.
  • Ability and Positive attitude to teach and help fellow operators to trouble shoot all problems when called upon to do so.


Job Specifications

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Mechanical/technical aptitude
  • Entry Level Computer skills
  • All requirements for Finishing Operator in addition to the ability to set up and trouble shoot 906 Roberts PolyPro, Jagenberg Diana 90 & 70, Bobst Domino 90 & 110, International Speed King.
  • Set up and run all Hot Melt units and trouble shoot as needed.
  • Set up and run labeler machines per customer specs.
  • Have the ability to setup and run the Jangenberg, Speed King, Bobst Domino, Window machine, and Pick and Place on the Domino.
  • Feeder/Catcher experience preferred. Mechanical experience is helpful (automotive, small engine repair, etc.)
  • Finishing machine, allen wrench, screwdriver and other related tools needed for make ready


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 $21.58/Hour 

+ $1.50/hour shift differential when applicable

$$$1,000 HIRING BONUS$$$

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