Share this Job

Title:  Press Helper

Requisition ID:  15863-159

Omaha, NE, US, 68137

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Job Summary:

To assist the Press Operator in any way needed to maximize speed and production. 

Job Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for setting up the feeder end of the press
  • Check roll size and roll basis weight at press.
  • Make roll press ready.
  • Have cylinders made-ready and ink at the press prior to changeover.
  • Keep the press unwind loaded with paper at all times.
  • Maintain high degree of housekeeping in and around assigned area and work safely at position.
  • Cut down make readies and scrap before the end of the shift.
  • Dispose of outer wrap and scrap in proper place; empty trash; sweep floors; return ink to ink room.
  • Clean printing plates before returning them to the mounting room.
  • Assist other press crew members with press changeovers, and other tasks.
  • Assist mounter in mounting room.
  • Once qualified, assist in the instruction and training of new press helpers.
  • Perform all duties in a safe, quality-focused and productive manner, in accordance with established requirements.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties that may be assigned by department supervision.
  • Provides breaks for Press Operators.
  • Reports all food safety and quality problems to the Department Lead, Manager or Quality Team.
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

 Job Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 1 year of manufacturing experience, strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year working within printing, preferred.
  • Basic mechanical/troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to perform all duties in a safe, efficient, and orderly manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with others.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English, and interpret written instructions.
  • Self-motivated, and possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and very detail oriented.
  • Contributes to a positive team environment.
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift; Ability to fulfill overtime requirements as necessary to ensure production requirements are met as well as shut-down and start-up requirements before and after the completion of the shift
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without accommodation. This includes lifting to 50 lbs; Lifting 85 lbs. to an elevation of 6 ft. (2-person job)

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

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 EEO is the Law Poster.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs