Title:  Helper

Requisition ID:  611

Portland, OR, US, 97217

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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The Graphic Packaging International Portland plant is an international supplier of flexible food packaging structures. The plant core processes are continuous web including multi-color flexo-printing, extrusion coating, and water-based coatings. Finished products are in roll form and to support this we have a department of finishing equipment dedicated to convert large internal rolls to final customer specifications.


We currently have immediate openings for a career minded individual to join our team. Are you interested in learning about Flexo-Packaging?  This is a great opportunity to start a career with a company invested in your success.  The opportunity to grow into higher paying operator jobs has never been better. The position will be active in developing a culture of an incident free workplace, continuous improvement, and results-orientated success. The plant is a 24/5 operation part of the year and at 24/7 operation part of the year. Successful applicants must be available to work all shifts and overtime.


Job Requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • Manufacture packaging materials with a high-speed web process
  • Lift rolls off the end of a conveyor using a lift assist device (tilt-lock)
  • Place rolls in a bag
  • Place rolls on pallet following specifications
  • Place label on rolls
  • Maintain consistent quality
  • Rewind rolls to remove defective product
  • Repackage for shipment to the customer
  • Use standing fork truck to place pallets onto warehouse train for pickup
  • Must be able to work 8 or 12-hour shifts (days or nights) plus overtime as required
  • Must be able to work days or nights
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Complete required monthly safety training, ABC audits and Safety Skills training
  • Must be able to read and write English


Skills that would be a plus:

  • Experience with Flexo-printing or paper converting
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • High School Diploma or GED


Hourly Rate:  $20.53/hour


Shift Differential:

12-hour shift schedule

8-hour shift schedule

$0.40/hour Days

$0.90/hour Nights

$0.30/hour Swing shift

$0.40/hour Nights

Days: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm shift pattern of 2-2-3

Nights: 6:30 pm to 6:30 pm shift pattern of 4-3-3-4


Days: 6:30 am to 2:30 pm

Swing: 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Graveyard: 10:30pm to 6:30 pm


Union:  AWPPW (Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers)



  • Medical/Prescription/Dental/Vision
  • 401(k)
  • $1000 in Healthy Rewards
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Home & Auto Insurance Programs
  • Purchasing Power
  • Aflac
  • LifeLock Identity Protection
  • MetLife Legal Services
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.

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: Portland Oregon