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Title:  Entry Level Production Helper

Requisition ID:  18898-159

Tuscaloosa, AL, US, 35401

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Assists in the preparation of rolls for cutover process to ensure the machines productivity. Participates in the set up of the machines. Monitors the machines during production. Performs general housekeeping in designated or other assigned areas. Supports the facility in meeting departmental goals in safety, productivity, quality, and continuous improvement. Candidate must posses the ability to identify problems, determine root cause, and assist with the resolution. This position must be able to read schedule and set up machine and unwind station for each production run. Manage poly resin waste (poly pans) process. Bundles waste paper. Follow directions from operator and works in a safe, productive and quality manner. Ensures completion of all required paperwork. Must have mechanical aptitude.

Required Skills

  • Follows safety policies and procedures
  • Follows directives from operator
  • Ability to take information from schedule and apply to production requirements
  • Support facility in meeting departmental goals in safety, productivity, quality and continuous improvement
  • Ability to identify problems, determine root cause and assist with resolution
  • Ability to drive PIV (clamp truck)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Problem solving skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Required Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Computer knowledge
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts; 12 hour shifts; rotating on days and nights
  • Frequent strenuous/physical effort (lifting, moving heavy objects, etc.)
  • Be able to work in an environment with conditions involving noise, heat, etc.
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Paper, laminating, and extrusion experience a plus

 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 EEO is the Law Poster

Nearest Major Market: Tuscaloosa

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