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Title:  Extrusion Operator

Requisition ID:  17565-159

Prosperity, SC, US, 29127

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

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

As an extruder operator, you will be trained to support the extrusion line as a production operator.  You will have the opportunity to be flexible and learn multiple jobs.  Initially you will learn the basics of safety, product quality and producing extruded board for our customers.

The facility currently operates on a 3-day work schedule, Tuesday – Thursday, but may work other days as production needs dictate.  We operate with two 12 hour shifts from 7 to 7.

This is a night shift position, work hours are 7pm to 7am. 

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 

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Mechanical/Technical aptitude
  • Ability to read a tape measure to increments as small as a 1/32; Will be tested onsite
  • Entry Level Computer skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • 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 base pay is $15.00 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 $18.85.

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: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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