Title:  Quality Assurance

Requisition ID:  802

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Department:  Hourly Plant & Mill (Except Maintenance Roles)
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.


Quality Assurance:

  • $1500 Retention Bonus for New Hires and Qualifying Rehires
  • Starting At $20.66
  • Benefits Start on the 1st Of the Month Following Your Start Date


Performs quality control inspections, checks, and tests during the manufacture of products. Inspects materials, parts and products at different stages of production. Records observations and may make recommendations for improving processes.


Computer, leak tester, gram scale, gauges, heat sealer, coffee pot, oven, die cutters, forms, tape measure, dye syringes, labels, reject tickets, and laser synergy Q & N dimensions, NDC scanner, face unit.


  • Perform all duties in a safe and orderly manner. 
  • Actively engaged, involved, and current in SWO process; Participate in safety meetings and safety tours.
  • Ensure production of products consistent with established food safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Ensure product quality requirements are maintained using predetermined testing methods
  • Perform incoming inspection and release of incoming raw materials.
  • Monitor in-process part quality for conformance to standards, and perform and record in-process testing.
  • Manage non-conforming materials in Manufacturing. Pro; Maintain in-process defect library.
  • Complete visual inspection of blanks, cups, bottom stock and lids to ensure they are free from defects.
  • Conduct leak tests on cups; Conduct critical checks of cup dimensions
  • Perform paper testing, checking basis weight, width, adhesion, pin hole testing, dyne check, delamination, wicking, moisture, heat seal, coat weights.
  • Perform tear downs, and ensure packaging and contents match the product specification sheet.
  • Approve release of finished product for storage and shipping, and dispose of defective product.
  • Notify supervisor and/or group leader of problems that arise that are beyond the scope of the QAC’s duties
  • Maintain 5S in assigned area by keeping work area and equipment clean and orderly.
  • Once qualified, instruct and train other QAC’s.
  • Communicate with oncoming shift about any issues.
  • Actively participate in daily team production meetings – communicates key items within the plant environment on safety, quality, maintenance, production and continuous improvement
  • Fulfill overtime requirements necessary to ensure production requirements are met.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties, as assigned.
  • Assist in other areas or perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Solid computer experience, including Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Access and Excel and other critical computer applications
  • Prior quality experience in manufacturing very helpful.
  • Ability to work in a high paced and multi-task environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail orientation.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow verbal or written instructions.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to train on day shift for 10 – 12-week period prior to going to shift.


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: Decatur