Title:  Finishing Machine Operator

Requisition ID:  3821

Vancouver, WA, US, 98683

Department:  Hourly Plant & Mill (Except Maintenance Roles)
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


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Finishing Machine Operator



Sets up and operates machine to cut folding cartons by performing the following duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Operates production machinery in accordance with company standards
  • Make-ready, adjusts and runs job as efficiently as possible to meet safety and productivity standards
  • Produces the required quantity of parts within established specifications and tolerances
  • Obtains job tickets and reviews prior to running orders
  • Measures finished parts with precision tools, ensuring compliance with function, quality, and cosmetic specifications
  • Maintains logs and records of units produced including a record of errors resulting in rejected or discarded pieces
  • Inspects equipment prior to use to ensure proper setup and alignment; performs basic and routine adjustments and maintenance
  • Maintains a clean, safe and orderly work area
  • Ensures that appropriate contact relief is made, and machine hands-off occurs during shift changes
  • Works as a leader of the crew, overseeing operator assistants, feeders, packers, and inspectors working on the machine




  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1-3 years related experience and/or training



  • Ability to troubleshoot, adjust and debug to finalize most machine lines required in-house or at the customer’s facility
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to interpret and translate designs and documentation
  • Basic mechanical ability to adjust the equipment to maximize production and ensure quality standards are met or exceeded
  • Ability to match or detect differences between colors
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision
  • Perform all duties in an independent manner with minimal direction and supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer and data entry skills



  • Must be able to work 8 hour shifts plus overtime as required.
  • Employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.



  • Standing: 34-66% of time
  • Walking: 34-66% of time
  • Pushing/Pulling: Frequently with a force of 10 lbs. Occasionally with a force of 50 lbs. Rarely with a force of 10 lbs.
  • Lifting: Frequently with a force of 10 lbs. Occasionally with a force of 50 lbs. Rarely with a force of 10 lbs.
  • Frequent stair climbing, kneeling, crouching, balance, forward bending/standing, right and left hand coordination.
  • Occasional right and left hand grip, elevated work, repetitive squat, repetitive reaching, step ladder climbing, rotation sitting.
  • Wear PPE when required:  Safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection etc.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office equipment.



  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Asks for and offers help when needed.


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma