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Title:  Shipping Lead

Requisition ID:  18811-159

Stone Mountain, GA, US, 30083

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Job Description

As a Shipping & Receiving Office Lead you are responsible for the operation of the Shipping, Receiving functions of the Stone Mountain, GA facility.

  • Work with a “Safety First” mindset 
  • Ensure workload is completed safely in an accurate timely manner within goals and guidelines. 
  • Inspect all paperwork and ensure all is handled properly
  • Operate equipment, Receive, Ship and perform Inventory Cycle Counts
  • Schedule trucks through GPI systems such as SAP, Mercury Gate and TMS
  • Verify and keep accurate records on incoming and outgoing shipments
  • Work closely with Production Control, Production and Maintenance
  • Oversee the receiving of raw materials and other miscellaneous material, visually inspect for damage, verify count, quality, and accuracy, and ensure transport of the materials to the designated production department in a safe and damage-free manner
  • Backup Shipping & Receiving Coordinator
  • Perform other duties as assigned or outlined by plant management and supervision
  • Must be able to work overtime as scheduled with or without advanced notice



  • Ensure inventories are accurate
  • Pallet Jack, Forklifts and all dock equipment are functioning properly as intended.
  • Complete Daily, Weekly, and Monthly standard work
  • File and process paperwork in accordance with the established procedures
  • Complete / Audit SQF cleaning procedure for Shipping


  • Inspect, receive into the computer system in a timely manner so Inventory is accurate, and help to coordinate the receiving of product and raw materials against packing slip.
  • Receiving, unloading production supplies, staging materials in specified areas, sign and date the tally.
  • Notify buyers once materials are received and any discrepancies between actual shipment received and packing slip and/or Purchase Order.
  • Inspect items for shipping damage. Document all damage found on corresponding receiving tally and include the following information:  description of damage, amount of damage
  • Assist with preparation of shipment including taken pictures, writing Bill of Lading/s (BOL) and other required documentation.
  • Dispose of scrap material when authorized.
  • Responsible for receiving all materials and service works for the plant
  • Process REQ
  • Process receiving workflows
  • Assist with process monthly payment


  • Monitors scheduled releases to coordinate and schedule trucks to meet customer delivery needs by set up Load Plans
  • Generate shipping documentation to include Bills of Lading, Packing Lists, Certificates of Conformance, and Certificates of Analysis according to Customer Requirements.
  • Provide accounting with necessary information to invoice in a timely manner.
  • Investigate discrepancies with the carriers (freight line offices)
  • Schedule truck pick up for scrap waste paper

Inventory Control:

  • Conduct cycle counts each day for all inventory types
  • Investigate and reconcile Inventory discrepancies
  • Work with IPR and Production Supervisors to resolve all differences between production reporting quantities and actual quantities moved to Finished Goods.
  • Maintain inventory control records for Warehouse and ensure the accuracy, and completeness, of all inventory items and Finished Goods.
  • Manage daily WIP requirement for production


Required Skills

Background / Experience:

  • Warehouse/Transportation experience desired
  • Demonstrated use Microsoft Office required include a high proficiency with Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated communication skills both verbal and written
  • Action oriented and demonstrated ability to work with limited direction
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and successfully handle multiple tasks
  • Certified to drive forklift
  • A thorough knowledge of both receiving/shipping/ inventory systems both computerized and manual
  • Working knowledge of SAP is a must.


  • Associate degree or equivalent

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is completed in an assembly environment; high speed equipment, forklift equipment.
  • Frequent exposure to noise; hearing protection is provided.
  • Frequent standing and walking on concrete surface.
  • Frequent squatting, bending, twisting and crawling on/under equipment.
  • Frequent climbing using ladder and platforms.
  • Must be able to work alone on a regular basis.
  • Occasional lifting weight up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent pushing/pulling.
  • Frequent operation of a forklift.


Job Location

Stone Mountain, GA, United States

Position Type


Required Experience

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. Learn more about us at

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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.

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