Title:  Special Equipment Operator 5

Requisition ID:  942

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
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.


Special Equipment Operator 5 - Distribution:

  • $1500 Retention Bonus for New Hires and Qualifying Rehires
  • Starting At $20.01/Hour; Plus a $1/Hour Shift Differential for Night Shift
  • Benefits Start on the 1st Of the Month Following Your Start Date


Load and unload product to and from customers. Complete necessary paperwork for recording of inbound and outbound locations. Warehouse products received in from conveyor or truck.


 Clamp truck, forklift, scrubbers, clipboard, necessary paperwork, RF units and printers.


  • 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 and distribution of products consistent with established food safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Unload, warehouse, and properly document inbound shipments.
  • Load and properly document outbound shipments.
  • Store finished goods in designated storage areas as properly documented.
  • Pick and properly document all staged loads.
  • Consolidate product in warehouse to ensure proper room in warehouse.
  • Help in reconciling inventory problems.
  • Notify Supervisor of any damaged inbound shipments or any damaged outbound shipments.
  • Check all areas of forklift described on truck check sheets and report problems to supervisor and/or group leader.
  • Operate Powered Industrial Truck (PIT); Operate clamp truck; Operate man lift to heights of 30 feet.
  • Operate RF units.
  • Fill propane tanks.
  • Wrap units and change stretch wrap rolls; Proficiently use automatic wrappers.
  • Once qualified, instruct and train other.
  • Maintain all work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Fulfill overtime requirements necessary to ensure production and distribution requirements are met.
  • Assist in other areas or perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Ability to successfully complete written and driving examination required to obtain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) operator license; Experience operating power-driven equipment, preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail orientation.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow verbal or written instructions.
  • Ability to perform the essential physical functions of the position, with or without accommodation. This includes: Performing duties associated with the Distribution Labor Grade 3 Warehouseperson (Looper) position; Walking or standing for extended periods of time, up to 12-hours; Lifting, lowering and carrying to 50 lbs.; Overhead lifting; Visual acuity and depth perception necessary to operator PIT equipment, and read computer screen or other electronic devices; Working in various temperatures & humidity levels; Working at heights to 30 feet.

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