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Title:  Finishing Machine Operator

Requisition ID:  14004-159
Location: 

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

OPPORTUNITY: Graphic Packaging is a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Finishing Department as a Finishing Machine 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.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Medical, Dental, Vision 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 Program, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear reimbursement benefits are also available.   

 

FINISHING MACHINE OPERATOR JOB SUMMARY:  Sets up and operates straight-line gluers and related peripheral/supporting equipment for the purpose of manufacturing folded and glued cartons.

Keeps work area and general facility in clean and orderly condition, and helps the facility maintain a high level of SQF standards.

 

Primary Responsibilities are, but are not limited to the following:

  • Stacks box blanks in feed-mechanism
  • Observes automatic feeding, folding, and gluing of box blanks to detect machine malfunctions
  • Inspects completed work to detect defects and verify conformance to work order specifications, and adjust machinery as necessary to correct variations
  • Packs finished product (kick) into corrugate boxes
  • Palletizes finished product
  • Prints labels
  • Keeps daily time and materials usage reports and records information in SAP and PEAK
  • Performs Preventative Maintenance
  • Disassembles machines to maintain, repair, or replace broken or worn parts, using hand tools
  • Monitors the Housekeeping standards in the break room actively managing the Cleanliness of the storage shelves and items stored in the refrigerators discarding abandoned food products.
  • Assist temporary employees with understanding task assignments while Reinforcing SQF standards and Graphic Packaging International's core values.
  • Perform housekeeping duties
  • Installs and adjusts guide assemblies, forming bars, and folding mechanisms according to box blank dimensions and work order specifications, using hand tools. Moves controls to regulate tension on pressure rolls, to synchronize the speed of machine components, and to adjust the pressure of the glue. Adjusts machine controls to correct variations. Monitors the pressure of the glue.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork

Required Skills

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Manufacturing experience required
  • Basic computer skills, data entry required
  • Visual Color Discrimination and the ability to match or detect colors and shades of colors required
  • SQF compliance experience preferred

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

MECHANICAL SKILLS:

Good mechanical aptitude skills needed

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into 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.

REASONING ABILITY:

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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Company issued Fork Truck Operator’s license.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Employees are required to work 12-hour shifts including weekends.

Occasional overtime is required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Prolonged standing for extended periods.

Awkward and/or repetitive movements.

Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Reading computer screens or other electronic devices.

Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (hearing protection, safety glasses, safety shoes, hairnet) is required.  Other PPE may be required for specific tasks

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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