Title:  Finishing Operator

Requisition ID:  4046

Perry, GA, US, 31069

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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Position Summary:

Operate and maintain a basket gluer.


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


  • Complies with all company and department safety, quality, productivity and security procedures.
  • Ensures accuracy in recording of operator documentation involving all aspects of the assigned machine.  This includes production reports, specification verification, quality requirements, machine logbooks, checklists and SAP.
  • Monitors machine for inefficient operation and makes adjustments as necessary or notifies and assists (as needed) the lead operator in resolution of such issues. 
  • Understands and operates glue monitoring and control systems on the machines.
  • Understands and participates in the Standard Work system and takes full ownership of working environment.
  • Communicates all machine and department issues effectively to supervisors, converting manager and lead operators and presents data based solutions in keeping with Continuous Improvement Objectives.
  • Will show up for work between 5 and 15 minutes prior to shift start time, unless otherwise directed by supervisor or converting manager.
  • Responsible for communicating to printing / cutting operators regarding quality issues with the printed and/or cut material.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or converting manager.
  • Will assist in "breaking out" operators as needed. Understands and monitors the quality of product being produced and maintains per requirements.
  • Participates in lean manufacturing teams and contributes to the overall process improvement in a cross functional basis.
  • Ability to enter information into SAP and utilize ei3 system.

Required Skills:


  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starter
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

Required Experience:


  • High school diploma or equivalent GED preferred
  • Work experience in manufacturing environment


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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