Title:  Material Handler - Presses

Requisition ID:  20480-159

Staunton, VA, US, 24401

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.



Our Staunton, VA facility to looking for a Material Handler for Cutting department. This position will be responsible for maintaining product flow from the printing department to the die cutting department.

Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Check load tags and job jackets
  • Check condition of material
  • Removes product from printing department in an organized fashion
  • Places product in die cutting staging area in an organized fashion
  • Operates the aerator to prepare loads for die cutting.
  • Operation/maintenance of forklift trucks and pallet jacks
  • Ensure that prescribed safety measures are followed
  • Comply with company policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Maintain product flow from the cutting department to the finishing department


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 required paperwork
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Thorough knowledge of safety regulations, occupational hazards and related safety precautions in the work
  • Operate an electrical and manual pallet jack

Required Skills


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

  • Manual Pallet Jack Operation
  • Electrical Pallet Jack Operation




Job Preferences:

  • Manufacturing experience in a material handling/warehouse related position




The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Essential Job Functions include the following:

  • Equipment Used: horizontal and vertical balers, forklift, banding equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment Required: Steel-toed footwear, safety glasses, leather gloves, hearing protection
  • Lifting Requirements:
    • Occasionally (1-10%) up to 75 pounds, with up to 50 pounds to a height of 5’
  • Other Physical Requirements:
    • Occasionally (1-33%) of the following activities:
      • Standing, bending, squatting, climbing (up to 24’), reaching above the shoulder, reaching at waist or lower, carrying, walking and stooping
      • Pushing and pulling force up to 15 pounds
    • Frequently (34-66%) twisting
    • Continuously grasping and sitting
    • Not at all; stretching, kneeling, crawling or fingering
    • Frequent use of both feet to use pedals
    • Must have right and left-hand coordination
    • Normal range of cervial motion required
    • Position requires use of computers


Required Experience


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: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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