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Title:  Finishing Operator - Straight Line

Requisition ID:  16963-159

Perry, GA, US, 31069

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

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


  • Candidate must have completed six (6) months of “active” service unless they are the only internal candidate
  • Successful candidate must not have action disciplinary action for attendance at three (3) points or above, or performance.
  • Must have six (6) months in current position if having transferred to a new position via the Internal Selection Process.
  • 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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Warner Robins
Nearest Secondary Market: Macon

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