Title:  Extrusion Production Operator

Requisition ID:  3812

Prosperity, SC, US, 29127

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.


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


As an extruder operator, you will be trained to support the extrusion line.  You will have the opportunity to be flexible and learn multiple jobs.  Operators are initially assigned as either an unwind operator, winder operator, or scale operator. The operator’s main function is to operate Extrusion equipment within the standard guidelines, safely and efficiently, meeting maximum output rates and monitoring the extrusion process.


Job Duties

  • Operate extruder to produce rolls that conform to all quality and profile specifications.
  • Responsible for accurately completing and processing all documents for tracking extrusion operations.
  • Make process changes and roll changes.
  • Inspecting quality during the extrusion process and/or finished rolls.
  • Communicate pertinent information at shift change.
  • Understand and practice all safety procedures and rules.
  • Know the locations of and how to operate emergency stop buttons and fire extinguishers in your area.
  • Fully train new operators, checking off on training checklists after completing job certification.
  • Provide relief to other team members as necessary.
  • Follow standard operating procedures.

The facility operates on a 3 to 4-day work schedule, Monday – Thursday, but may work other days as production needs dictate.  We operate with two 12-hour shifts from 6:45 to 7, day and night shifts are available.  Training will occur on the shift you are assigned. 


Starting pay is $18.50 per hour with a $1.50 per hour shift differential for night shift with wage progression up to $25.30. 


Key attributes for the position:

  • Ability to work as part of a team or alone in some situations.
  • Troubleshooting
  • PC experience
  • Safety oriented
  • Action-oriented
  • Time management
  • Ability to read and follow instructions.
  • Knowledge of safety rules and regulations
  • Attention to detail

Physical attributes for the position:

  • Standing, walking most of your shift, 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) as needed
  • Reading computer screens 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
  • 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


Graphic Packaging International, Prosperity is a tobacco-free facility.  A background check, drug screen, and a physical exam are required for employment.


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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.

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