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Title:  Extrusion Operator

Requisition ID:  13735-159

Prosperity, SC, US, 29127

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International Inc. is currently seeking extrusion operators for our Prosperity, SC facility located in Newberry County.

As an extrusion operator, you will be trained to support the unfinished end of the extrusion line as a unwind operator or on the finished end of the extrusion line, as either a winder operator or scale/wrapline operator.   You will learn the basics of safety, product quality and producing finished goods for our customers.

Production operates up to a 4-day work schedule, Monday – Thursday, but may work other days as needs dictate.  We operate with 2 – 12 hour shifts from 7 to 7 and the candidate must be able to work night shift. 

Key attributes for the position:

  • Team player
  • Ability to work alone in some situations
  • Housekeeping
  • 5S oriented
  • Troubleshooting
  • PC experience
  • Safety oriented
  • Action oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Time management
  • Ability to work independently or as a team

Physical attributes for the position: 

  • Standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 lbs.) carrying (up to 50 lbs.), pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, visual acuity (Near and Far)
  • Grasping and gripping
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Must be able to work additional hours (overtime)
  • Reading computer screen or electronic devices

 Required Skills

  • Two years or more of recent manufacturing or machine operator work experience
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Mechanical/Technical aptitude
  • Ability to read a tape measure to as small as a 1/32
  • Entry Level Computer skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Must be able to work night shift
  • You will be required to wear steel toes shoes, hair and/or beard nets, safety glasses and earplugs at a minimum

A background check, drug screen and a physical exam are required for employment.

Graphic Packaging offers a full benefits package with benefits such as: health, dental and vision insurance, Aflac, 401k and paid time off.  Starting pay is $14.22 per hour with a $1.50 per hour shift differential for night shift with potential wage progression during the first 18 months of employment to $18.43.

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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 EEO is the Law Poster.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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