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Title:  Assistant Press Operator

Requisition ID:  17757 - 159

Perry, GA, US, 31069

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. 



Position Summary:  To monitor cutting and assist lead operator.


JOB FUNCTION: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Familiar with the press ink controls and inking process
  • Proficient in the operation and troubleshooting of a Cutter, Unwinder, Splicer, Festoon and all associated controls and equipment.
  • Ability to perform Changeovers in accordance with SOP's.
  • Assist with roller replacements and adjustments.
  • Know the correct web path necessary to web the cutter.
  • Ensures accuracy in recording of operator documentation involving all aspects of the assigned machine. This includes production reports, specification verification, quality requirements, machine logbooks and checklists.
  • Understands and participates in the 5S system and takes full ownership of working environment.
  • Complies with all company and department safety, quality, productivity and security procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or department manager.
  • Will assist in "breaking out" of operators for breaks and rest periods.
  • Understands and monitors the quality of product being produced and address any nonconformance issues.
  • Performs preventative maintenance of area equipment and maintains proper working condition.
  • Maintain company documentation accurate, complete and legible.


Required Skills

Required Skills:


  • Must be willing to accept training and feedback as needed (for compliance with job requirements).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to establish a strong working relationship with all team members.
  • Must be able to work any shift and work overtime with short notice.
  • Must be able to visually identify quality issues.
  • Must be able to think "outside the box" and collect and utilize data in decision making.
  • Frequent bending and stooping
  • Frequent lifting and carrying cores and lap waste up to 50 lbs.
  • Must wear safety shoes, safety glasses and ear protections


Required Experience


  • Flexographic experience


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: Warner Robins
Nearest Secondary Market: Macon

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