Title:  Production Operator

Requisition ID:  1800

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 as an operator.  You will have the opportunity to be flexible and learn multiple jobs.  Operators are assigned as either unwind operators, winder operators or scale operators.  Initially you will learn the basics of safety, product quality and producing extruded board for our customers.


The facility currently operates on a 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 shift or night shift is not guaranteed.  Training will occur on the shift you are assigned. 

Starting pay is $17.00 per hour with a $1.50 per hour shift differential for night shift with wage progression up to $24.50. 


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.

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