Title:  Machinist

Requisition ID:  619

Portland, OR, US, 97217

Department:  Hourly Maintenance, Electricians & Mechanics
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 International supplier of flexible food packaging structures. The plant core processes are continuous web including multi-color flexographic 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 an immediate opening for an experienced, Maintenance Machinist / Mechanic to join our team. The position will be active in developing a culture of an incident free workplace, continuous improvement of equipment reliability and reducing costs to support the business success. The plant is a 24/7 operation. Successful applicants must be available to work all shifts and overtime.


Job requirements:

  • Ability to independently operate lathes, Mills, Drill presses and other manual shop equipment.
  • Knowledge of machining procedures for mild steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, and bronze.
  • Knowledge of precision machining procedures and ability to hold .001” tolerances or less.
  • Ability to work off prints or written instructions. Standard personal machinist tools.
  • Ensures proper operation of manufacturing equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pumps, gear boxes, pneumatic tools, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, and manufacturer's instruction; troubleshooting malfunctions, experience in industrial plant maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot, install, align, dismantle, repair and maintain industrial machinery and mechanical equipment for improved reliability and up-time
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Precision measurement skills are required.
  • Skills in proper lubrication application.
  • Computer skills to support interface with work order system.
  • Expected to supply a standard industrial mechanic set of tools. The company will supply specialty tooling.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ability to work 8 and/or 12-hour shifts as scheduled plus overtime as needed


Skills that would be a plus:

  • Experience with continuous web handling equipment.
  • Troubleshooting skills in pneumatics, hydraulics, rotating machinery performance.
  • Experience with extrusion coating process
  • State certification - Journeyman's License
  • Leadership experience


Hourly Rate:

  • $40.42/hour


12 Hour Shift Differential:

  • $0.40/hour Days
  • $0.90/hour Nights


8 Hour Shift Differential:

  • Days – no differential
  • $0.30/hour Swing
  • $0.40/hour Nights


Shift Schedule:

  • 12-hour days (6:30am – 6:30pm) - rotating shift pattern of 2-2-3
  • 12-hour nights (6:30pm – 6:30am) - rotating shift pattern of 4-3-3-4
  • 8-hour (6:30am – 2:30pm)
  • 8 hour (2:30pm – 10:30pm)
  • 8-hour (10:30pm - 6:30am)


  • AWPPW (Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers)



  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Other: 401(k), Life Insurance/AD&D/A&S, Employee Assistance Program, Gym Membership Discount


We are looking for people to help grow our culture to create an incident free work place, using standard work practices to drive out waste and continuously improve equipment reliability all aimed at reducing costs to support our business viability. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Post-offer, all candidates must pass a drug screen, physical and criminal background check.

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