Title:  Press Helper

Requisition ID:  1919

Staunton, VA, US, 24401

Department:  Hourly Plant & Mill (Except Maintenance Roles)
Travel:  No Travel Required


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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.


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Our Staunton, VA facility to looking for a Feeders for our Printing department. This position will be responsible for assisting the Pressman in operating and maintaining the printing press efficiently, safely and accurately.


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Ability to read and interpret job jacket information on upcoming jobs on production schedule.
  • Responsible for locating sheeted board and comparing label on skid with job jacked to ensure correct material.
  • Operates pallet jack to move skids from raw material warehouse to press room.
  • Loads skids of sheeted board on press conveyer and maintains conveyer during entire production run.
  • Responds to Pressman with any special request during press make ready, monitors press feed during press runs.
  • Responsible for filling all press chemicals, loading inks, putting away inks when done with job and refilling process inks on press shelf when needed.
  • Understand the importance of environmental responsibilities and proper disposal of press waste.
  • Responsible for ensuring all used rags are disposed of in rag bin and that the lid remain closed
  • Removes any full AQ/Fountain solution flush water drums from press to Non-Hazardous waste staging area.
  • Ensures that any new drum used to collect waste at the press are properly labeled
  • Responsible for cleaning ink knives, cleaning ink fountains, cleaning water buckets, cleaning any coater spills, cleaning washer blades and keeping the press area in a clean state, as well as emptying all garbage bins in press area.
  • Responsible for picking up used rags and gloves in press area, changing rag bag when full and maintaining stack of clean rags for use on the press.
  • Assists the pressman in any maintenance of the press.
  • Follows all company safety requirements
  • Comply with all company rules and regulations
  • Performs other duties as required to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the Company.


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

  • Operate hand jack and electric pallet jack
  • Operate forklift truck
  • Operate aerator
  • Understand Job Jacket information
  • Complete necessary paperwork
  • Demonstrate a level of mechanical aptitude necessary to be successful in the position


Essential Job Functions include the following:

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally (1-10% of the time) lift up to10 pounds
  • Frequently (11-33% of the time) lift up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently (34-66% of the time) standing and walking
  • Occasionally (1-33% of the time) bending, climbing, reaching above the shoulder and at waist or lower, stretching, twisting, carrying (up to 35 pounds), kneeling, grasping (up to 40 pounds) fingering and crouching
  • Frequently (34-66% of the time) squatting, pushing (force up to 70 pounds), pulling ( using jerking motion to remove cores), walking,
  • Continuously (67% of the time) standing
  • Not at all (0% of the time) sitting or crawling
  • Visual depth perception needed
  • Must be able to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which includes; safety glasses, steel toed-shoes, ear plugs and cut resistant gloves. Per our quality standards, you must also wear a hair-net


Job Requirements:

  • At one year of professional working experience, preferred in a manufacturing environment
  • Skills: Mechanical
  • Preferred: High School Diploma/GED
  • Position works normally 8-hour shifts, 5 days a week; overtime during the week and weekends may be required based on production needs and vacation coverage

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