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Title:  Baler Operator 7pm - 7am

Requisition ID:  14072-159

Staunton, VA, US, 24401

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required



The Baler Operator reports to the Die Cutting Supervisor and is responsible for operating and maintaining bailing equipment to bind trimmings and paper waste received from manufacturing.


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Level 1
    • Safe operation and maintaining of bailing equipment
    • Collects all paper/board waste from manufacturing
    • Assist Maintenance in removing jams from baler and cyclone
    • Maintains supply of wire in baler
    • Assist in disposing of dust waste and changing filters when necessary
    • Removes bales from baler and stores or loads onto trailer using a forklift
    • Adheres to and promotes all safety policies and procedures including but not limited to the handling of non-hazardous waste, observing lock-out/tag-out rules and hearing and eye protection policies.
    • Keeps and maintains a neat and organized area
    • Band pallets of waste paper using hand bander as required outside baler room
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
    • Comply with all company rules and regulations
  • Level 2
    • Maintains supplies needed for the baler room and obtains new supplies when necessary
    • Segregates, straps and stores bales based on type and grade
    • Adheres to and promotes all safety policies and procedures including but not limited to the handling of non-hazardous waste, observing lock-out/tag-out rules and hearing and eye protection policies.
    • Keeps and maintains Baler tracking logs and reports
    • Needs to know how to load and read scales and weight distribution when loading trailers
  • Level 3
    • Help out in the warehouse when baler room duties are caught up
    • Understand trucking schedules
    • Learn Basic PM for the balers
  • Level 4
    • Be proficient in all warehouse functions
    • be able to complete routine PM’s on all balers


Required Skills

Ideally the individual that would be a strong fit for this position would have some of the following knowledge/skills and abilities;

  • Proficient in reading, writing and speaking to receive and give directions and instructions
  • Perform mathematical functions as related to baler operations
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve baler problems
  • Safely perform all tasks on and around baler equipment
  • Operate a forklift
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Dependable and adaptable


An individual in this position must be able to learn and demonstrate the following skills;

  • Operation of Baler equipment
  • Operating forklift


Job Requirements:

  • At least one year of work experience
  • Willing and able to work a 12-hr shift; either 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am
  • Willing and able to work overtime when needed


Job Preferences:

  • High school Diploma/GED
  • Skills: Mechanical Aptitude

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: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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