Title:  Packer-Feeder

Requisition ID:  18949-159

Sturgis, MI, US, 49091

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

OPPORTUNITY: We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Sturgis, MI team. We’re recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our job postings.  This job posting is for a Packer-Feeder.


PAY RATE: $18.72/HR

PLUS, SHIFT PREMIUM: $0.50 - 0.75/HR



Monday – Friday, 8 hour shifts. This is a 2nd Shift position. Candidate will receive training on 1st shift.  Must be willing and able to work weekends and overtime as required.



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 

Job Summary:

Performs a wide variety of duties associated with the finishing process, by feeding or packing folding cartons on/off a machine fed line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide training for new Associates in the process.
  2. Inform the Glue Operators of any problems occurring on the line.
  3. Inform the Glue Operators when running short on supplies.
  4. Assist with clearing jam ups occurring on machine fed lines.
  5. Consult job ticket for proper packing instructions prior to starting a new job/shift.
  6. Capable of lifting 40 lbs.
  7. Backup other Associates on machine fed lines as needed to keep production going.
  8. Communicate instructions to other Associates/shifts.
  9. Participate in any tasks necessary to allow for continuous operation of the process.
  10. Follow all Plant Safety rules and maintain a safe working environment.
  11. Monitor the level of quality in the products being produced.
  12. Comply with the Consolidated Standards for Inspection – Food Contact Manufacturing Facilities through AIB International.
  13. Additional Responsibilities:

    1. Collect Statistical Process Control (SPC) Data as required.
    2. Participate in Continuous Process Improvement Activities as required.



    Basic math, reading and writing skills are required to perform this job.


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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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