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Title:  Warehouse/PIV Operator

Requisition ID:  13234-159

Prosperity, SC, US, 29127

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International, Prosperity Extrusion Facility is currently seeking an entry level warehouse operator for our Prosperity, SC facility located in Newberry County.

Warehouse operators will support the extrusion facility while operating various types of Hyster mechanical equipment which includes forklifts, clamp trucks, yard dog and railcar mover in addition to various other types of equipment.  Warehouse Operators are responsible for loading, unloading, sorting, staging, and transporting basestock and finished goods into and out of warehouses. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with other associates and productively with little supervision. Following company safety policies and procedures is of great importance to this position.   


  • Operate various powered industrial trucks safely and efficiently, in accordance with company or site-specific safety policies and procedures.
  • Load and unload trailers and railcars to designated areas.
  • Check inbound/outbound rolls to ensure there is no damage.
  • Use handheld scanners/equipment for warehouse management system compliance.
  • Perform daily maintenance inspections of equipment.
  • Work cooperatively with other warehouse associates.
  • Participate in keeping the facility maintained in a clean, neat, and orderly fashion.
  • Additional duties assigned by supervisor.


  • Previous powered industrial vehicle experience is required. 
  • A stable work history is a must, with a minimum of 2 years at your current employer or a previous employer. 
  • Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Must be able to move and/or lift up to 50 pounds and perform physically exerting tasks of the jobs in a warehouse environment that may be non-temperature controlled, meaning the indoor temperature fluctuates throughout each season.
  • Must be able to work overtime and adjust schedule as needed.

Preferred Experience (Not Required):

  • Experience with RF equipment.
  • Warehouse experience in a high-volume environment; experience in a roll stock warehouse helpful.

The facility currently operates 3 days a week, Tuesday – Thursday, 24 hours a day.  We operate with 2 shifts and the hours are from 7 to 7.  Candidate(s) must be able to work either day shift or night shift (we do not rotate).  Training could possibly occur on days and upon completion of training candidate would then be re-assigned to night shift.  There is no guarantee for day or night shift.  There is the opportunity for additional overtime, which would depend upon business demands. 

Key attributes for the position:

  • Team player
  • Ability to work alone in some situations
  • Housekeeping
  • 5S oriented
  • Troubleshooting
  • PC experience
  • Strong Safety Behavior
  • Action oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Must have good attendance

Successful background check, drug screen and a pre-employment physical is required for hiring.

Graphic Packaging International offers a full benefits package.  Starting base pay is $14.22 per hour with a $1.50 per hour shift premium for night shift with potential wage progression during the first 18 months of employment to $18.43 per hour.


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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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