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Title:  Finishing Assistant

Requisition ID:  390-159

Oroville, CA, US, 95965-9248

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.


  • The Assistant is responsible for feeding, palletizing and operation of the banding equipment.
  • Responsible for stacking pallets to the specified work instructions and pallet diagrams.
  • Responsible to review and confirm Pallet “S” Tags, Pallet log and Work Instructions all agree.
  • Confirm that labels are correct and facing out, as applicable, on all finishing pallets. Also making sure corrugated is all lined up and matches in appearance.
  • Responsible for operating electric Pallet Jacks safely to move WIP or finished pallets.
  • The Palletizer will need to lift and place cases on pallets keeping the palletizing loop clear.
  • Responsible to inspect and pack cartons when needed. ONLY Quality Products are to be packed!
  • Assemble corrugated according to customer specifications.
  • Responsible to Re-stock materials for the following crews, which include but not limited to, making lids, corrugated stocked and also keeping the tables stocked up with tape.
  • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the area (remove stray cartons, sweep up, etc.) performed during make ready.
  • Responsible for lifting handfuls of material and placing in the feeder of the equipment.
  • The Assistant will help with troubleshooting when issues arise.
  • With training, operate and document the banding process for finished pallets.

Support and Develop Lean initiatives (5s, TPM, Daily Management).

Required Skills

  • Duties require standing (except breaks and lunch) with little lower body movement throughout working shift for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Visual acuity at short distances. Needed to detect variances in job numbers, register and collator marks.
  • Color vision needed to detect inappropriate color of product.
  • Lifting and loading up to 20 lb. bundles of corrugate into case erector.
  • Able to lift 25-35 lb. boxes continuously and 50 lbs. occasionally to cover Palletizer position.
  • Occasional climbing, stooping, bending and overhead reaching.
  • Fine hand manipulation.
  • Grasping and gripping.

Abilities-Good attendance, guide teams/processes, ability to work alone.

Required Experience


Knowledge-H.S. Education or equivalent, computer literate.

Skills-Mechanical, communication.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job.

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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.