Share this Job

Title:  Finishing Gluer Operator

Requisition ID:  11820-159

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

OPPORTUNITY: We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Finishing Department as a Gluer Operator. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry. Our location jobs range in pay from $17.28 to $33.00 per hour for Machine Operators and Technicians. We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, AFLAC, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.


FINISHING GLUER OPERATOR JOB SUMMARY: Operates machine that forms and glues flat cartons into finished cartons. They understand and align business operations and the Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Completes make ready for multiple size, shape, and type cartons.
  • Fills glue pots with adhesive and positions rollers to dispense glue onto paperboard
  • Set up and maintain gluer extrusion systems
  • Observes machine operation to detect and correct malfunction
  • Inspects cartons for flaws
  • SAP reporting
  • Make mechanical adjustments to machine
  • Remove and replace defective or worn components as required
  • Perform weekly and monthly PM as required
  • Train and assist other operators and helpers on shift as needed
  • Track training and development of other operators to improve overall shift operator ability and performance.
  • Complete Daily Management boards and other paperwork as required
  • Monitors, reports and assists to correct speed deficiency on machines in department to include root cause.
  • Assists with scheduling of people and product as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


Metrics for success:

  • Improved shift performance in sheets, NSPSH, Gluer efficiency, make ready time, downtime and uptime.
  • Improved cross-training, understanding and ability of operators on shift.
  • Improved operator engagement and teamwork on shift.

Required Skills


  • 2-3 years Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • 1 years of gluer operation preferred.



Mechanical ability to troubleshoot, adjust, and measure.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.





  • Variable: Schedules are up to 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off. However, employees must have the ability to work each shift on alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekend to accomplish training needs.



  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: ERP, Electrical, Equipment Operator, SAP, Assembly, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing