Title:  PreMake Ready

Requisition ID:  2766

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.

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The pre-make ready role is responsible for providing support to the die cutting department by preparing all tooling required to produce a job. 


Job functions

  • Prepare all tooling for die cutting equipment as scheduled including nick and rubber steel rule dies, prepare counter plate, build and preset stripping components, and ensure all information is staged.
  • Assist the die cutter operator during set up by helping remove all components from the previous job, loading all components for the next job, assisting operator with the counter plate, assisting operator with any stripping component adjustment needed and returning all previous tooling to the die room. 
  • Clean and inspect or repair new and used die and tooling.
  • Input date on new dies and/or search for existing dies using internal system.
  • Properly label dies.
  • Ensure information is communicated between shifts
  • Ensure Company Safety, Quality, and Production standards are met
  • Complies with company policies, procedure, rules, and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Job Specifications

  • College education preferred
  • 3-5+ years in industry specific experience
  • Previous die cut operator experience preferred
  • Proficient in math, writing and computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including effective interpersonal skills. Must also have working knowledge of Excel Spreadsheets and Outlook software.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess a working knowledge of industry specific information. (Die cutting)
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Experience with machinery or power tools required
  • Must be able to read measurements (tape, rule, caliper)
  • Job function requires lifting to a maximum of 50 pounds with intermittent stooping and bending.
  • Job function requires the ability to work in a standing position continuously.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Work environment is not temperature controlled

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