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Title:  Forklift Operator/Cutting Press Assistant

Requisition ID:  14049-159

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International looking for highly motivated self-starts with Forklift Operating experience. Graphic Packaging is a cardboard packaging manufacturer specializing in Folding Cartons. GPI has been a fixture in Solon, Ohio for decades so we are not a new company and business is BOOMING offering the security and longevity you need!

ASSISTANT CUTTING PRESS OPERATOR JOB SUMMARY:  Prepares loads of product for the Cutting Presses. Keeps work area and general facility in clean and orderly condition, and helps the facility maintain high-level of SQF standards.

Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Air Loads for each of the cutting presses
  • Empties the conveyor lines from the KBA’s
  • Removes scrap sheets from each press, bands up all waste loads, and brings them to the warehouse
  • Moves top sheet loads to Asitrade WIP area
  • Keeps daily time and materials usage reports and records information in SAP and PEAK
  • Performs Preventative Maintenance
  • 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
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor and Manager
  • 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


  • Manufacturing experience required
  • 2 years Forklift experience preferred
  • 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


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. 


Good mechanical aptitude skills needed



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 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.



Company issued Fork Truck Operator’s license.





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

Occasional overtime is required.



Prolonged standing for extended periods.

Awkward and/or repetitive movements.

Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.

Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.



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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is regularly exposed to dust, fumes, heat, cold, vibration, toxic conditions, and potential work hazards.


            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

We are looking for great individuals who love manufacturing to join our team!

What we offer to YOU as a Graphic Packaging employee:
1. Competitive pay/ shift and quarterly performance raises
2. Medical/ Vision/ Dental
3. Employee Assistance Program (tuition reimbursement, FREE mental health appointments (limited), and comprehensive union plan)
4. United Steels Worker Union Membership
5. FREE parking (on-site)
6. Food delivery routes (close by to restaurants and local businesses that utilize delivery via have UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub, etc)
7. Forklift Certification (received during orientation!)
8. 10 paid holidays, 1 personal day
9. Home & Auto Insurance Programs
10. Tuition Reimbursement
11. Lifelock Identity Protection and Hyatt Legal Service
12. Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits!!!
13. 401K match with a company match

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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