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Title:  Production Apprentice

Requisition ID:  17527-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Production Apprentice is an entry level, production position in our Texarkana, TX Mill. This role operates, assists, and supports the manufacturing operations throughout the Mill. This involves working with high speed, continuous process equipment and mobile equipment operation in a safe and efficient manner.  Beginning rate of pay $19.95 per hour.

Required Skills

Job Accountabilities

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain strict compliance with all Company safety and environmental practices
  • Responsible for supporting the safe and efficient operation Mill equipment
  • Perform various operations functions, such as materials movement, labeling and packaging, collecting, and removing broke/scrap materials,
  • Performing cleaning and housekeeping tasks throughout Mill area(s)
  • Operating and monitor mill machines, equipment, valves, and processes.
  • Employ standard operating procedures to adjust, maintain, start, stop production equipment
  • Communicates with the Unit Operator, Maintenance, and Supervisor to make field adjustments in response to changing process conditions to address or prevent issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience

Required Characteristics

  • High School Diploma or GED/equivalent will be verified
  • Ability to follow written plans and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic math, reading, and writing skills
  • Ability to perform typical physical aspects of the job, including standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 lbs.), sitting, bending, and reaching
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and wear self-contained breathing apparatus when required
  • Able to work a twelve (12) rotating shift schedule, holidays, weekends, and overtime
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background screening and drug screen


Desired Characteristics

  • Two (2) years of experience in industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in a Pulp/Paper Mill or with converting equipment
  • Experience in operating forklift and/or milling equipment.

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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