Title:  Lead Operator

Requisition ID:  4385

Stone Mountain, GA, US, 30083

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.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Job Functions

  • Directs and coordinates the day-to-day shift activities as set by area manager and supervisor. 
  • Assists Supervisor in production planning, operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products, utilizing knowledge of production processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities, and human resource requirements and capabilities.
  • Works with Supervisor to makes decisions, job assignments and work priorities
  • Provides Leadership and supervision to designated shift.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards.
  •  Ensures that Safety/ housekeeping/ procedures and acceptable work practices are being followed throughout the shift.
  •  Conducts performance coaching of individuals for performance related issue for safety, quality, and productivity.
  •  Enforces all company policies and procedures. 
  •  Ensures completion of all paperwork including end of shift reports, PMs, work orders, and daily management. 
  • Provide break relief to other operators, including feeding machines and packing product as needed.
  • Works with department manager to implement cost saving initiatives


Required Skills



  • Self-sufficient and cost effectively perform all required cutting functions.
  • Must have extensive knowledge for identification and working knowledge of mechanical and pneumatic components.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, adjust and debug to finalize majority of machine lines required in house or at the customers facility.
  • Trained and knowledgeable in Mechanical Assembly Standards, Engineering Standards, other applicable procedures and parts flow.
  • Heavy mechanical skills in a manufacturing environment.

Required Experience


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2-5 years of machine operating experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, including use of tools and industrial machine mechanics
  • Ability to teach and lead others
  • Basic computer skills


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: Atlanta