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Title:  Material Handler - Plastics

Requisition ID:  9910-159

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

OPPORTUNITY: We are a Foodservice cup forming manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Shelbyville, Illinois team. This job posting is for a Material Handler - Plastic Lids. Pay begins at $15.35, progressing to $16.63/hr at 3 Months, plus $0.75/hour night shift.  We continually encourage our employees to advance their careers through on-the-job training and job progression through our strong promotion from within program.  Many of our roles are skilled trade positions and our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry.   We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, including health spending accounts and a progressive healthy lifestyle program, and a 401-K program with a company matching component and standard supplemental company contributions. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation programs and an Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.


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JOB SUMMARY: Supplies Packers with KD’s (boxes), poly bags, and other packaging materials as needed.  Duties also include: housekeeping of the department, working in a productive manner, and following all safety guidelines.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork
  • Perform all duties safely and efficiently, following all company guidelines.  Participate in safety meetings and safety tours.
  • Number and stamp KD’s (boxes)
  • Supply each Packer with poly bags and poly bag tape
  • Perform Packers job in their absence (i.e. break time)
  • Maintain cleanliness in the department at all times (i.e. sweeping floors and emptying trash containers)
  • Order KD’s
  • Empty poly bags
  • Regrind defective lids and lid sheets
  • Clean grease off machines as needed
  • Repack damaged cases of lids
  • Band KD’s to return to the Warehouse
  • Lift KD’s into KD stand
  • Push stacks of corrugated from KD area to machine
  • Roll sheet as necessary
  • Communicate with outgoing Material Handlers for any immediate changes at the beginning the shift                                                
  • Review the department’s scheduled product runs for the shift, any product changeovers, and any incoming KD orders.
    • Prepare paperwork for product changeovers and make the necessary copies and deliver to the employees.
    • Check for damaged KD’s and contact necessary personnel if needed. 
    • Deliver KD’s where they are needed, cut banding and remove banding, scrap cardboard to the designated area.
    • Pick up any empty skates and scrap cardboard and move to the designated area.
  • Fulfill overtime requirements necessary to ensure production requirements are met as well as shutdown and start-up requirements before and after the completion of the shift
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as may be assigned by the department supervisor from time to time

Required Skills


  • Must be 18 years old
  • 1-2 years previous manufacturing experience preferred
  • Well-developed communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a high paced and multi-taking environment
  • Maintains positive team environment
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and highly detail oriented
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.



  • 12-hour shifts with rotating weekends off. 
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: A Ability to perform the essential physical functions of the position, with or without accommodation.  This includes: Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time, up to 12-hours; Lifting up to 50 lbs. to a height of 3 feet; Pushing blank carts weighing up to 1,500 lbs. (2-person job); Visual acuity and depth perception; Working in various temperatures & humidity levels.



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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