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Title:  Maintenance Helper Utility

Requisition ID:  17418-159

Strugis, MI, US, 49091

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Job Summary:

Position is intended to provide assistance to the Maintenance Mechanic as needed.  The individual will also perform many other duties within the operation when no assistance is necessary in the maintenance area. Employees in the Maintenance Helper/Utility classification may be required to work overtime in a situation in which their presence would prevent downtime of a piece of equipment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Maintenance Mechanic as required.
  2. Perform basic maintenance responsibilities such as changing filers, light bulbs, belts, chains, etc.
  3. Painting walls/pipes and performing other AIB compliant duties.
  4. Grease bailer fans on the roof.
  5. Provide coverage/assistance in other areas of the facility.
  6. Clean department as needed.
  7. Participate in any tasks necessary to allow for continuous operation of the process.
  8. Capable of lifting in excess of 75 lbs.
  9. Follow all Plant Safety rules and maintain a safe working environment.
  10. Monitor the level of quality in the products being produced.
  11. Maintain lawn for facility.
  12. Snow removal on walks and drives.


Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Collect Statistical Process Control (SPC) Data as required.
  2. Participate in Continuous Process Improvement Activities as required.
  3. Follow all guidelines related to the AIB certification.



A Mechanical Aptitude Test may be required of any candidate for this classification.  Heavy lifting requirements will be necessary in assisting in maintenance projects and when performing duties in other areas of the operation. The use of hand tools and power tools is a frequent requirement of the job duties that include building miscellaneous projects from wood and metal.


A lift truck license and the ability to operate scissor lifts is required for this classification.


PAY RATE: $18.76 /HR



Monday – Friday, 8 hour shifts. 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Occasional weekends



Our employee’s health and quality of life are important to us.  That’s why we offer a benefits program that supports and protects them, their families, and their future.

GPI pays the full cost of certain “basic” benefits, including:

  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short Term Disability

 Optional benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) plan
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Pension Plan 

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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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