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Title:  2nd Shift Maintenance Mechanic

Requisition ID:  2991-159

Visalia, CA, US, 93278

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

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 www.graphicpkg.com.


Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


Graphic Packaging International Foodservice Business, manufactures and distributes paper cups and plastic lids for the food service industry and is recruiting for their Visalia, CA location


JOB TITLE: 2nd Maintenance Mechanic                       

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

WORK SCHEDULE: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)


Maintenance Mechanic’s responsibilities is to maintain machines in the best running condition, troubleshoot any machine problems, responds to all maintenance calls promptly and solve machine related problems with the least amount of down time. Mechanics will perform the following: basic electrical troubleshooting and basic fabrication (such as lathe, mill, mig/tig welding, etc) comprehend PLC ladder logics, and safely use a variety of hand tools, pressing equipment, lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders, sanders, and lift equipment. Maintenance Mechanic will also perform shut down procedures, check the power, water, and vacuum pressure of machines and maintain required written reports and documentation. Duties also include performing troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on production support equipment such as compressors, chillers, dryers, cooling towers, heat exchangers, fix pumps, etc. All employees must follow all safety procedures and policies including wearing personal protective equipment such as steel toed shoes, hearing protection and safety goggles.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to walk around throughout the department; surfaces are mostly concrete
  • Must be able to carry approximately 20-25 lbs to and from short distances
  • Must be able to lift/lower approximately 75 lbs ; items lifted may be lifted several inches from one surface to another
  • Must be able to push parts/tools on pushcart from the parts room to machine/equipment. The employee may also push a rolling tool box from various areas to work on equipment.
  • Must be able to climb 12 foot ladders or step stools to access equipment or rooftops
  • Must be able to reach between waist and shoulder height which occurs occasionally throughout the shift basis
  • Must be able to bend throughout the work shift. A majority of bending occurs in a slight forward bend for brief periods of times. This may be performed on a repetitive basis. Bending may also occur on a prolonged basis
  • Must be able to kneel to perform maintenance on a piece of machinery or equipment. Knee pads are provided to the employee
  • Must be able to crawl under conveyor belts and/or other equipment to check for damage or perform repairs
  • Must be able to work overtime including weekends. Graphic Packaging operates on a 24 hour, 7 day/week basis

The above description/summary may be amended, revised, or supplemented as the Company deems necessary in order to maintain safe, efficient, and continuous operation.

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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

Required Skills

  • Excellent mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, lubrication)
  • Excellent Electrical/electronic skills (PLC, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics)
  • Knowledge of industrial safety requirements especially IES/ZES
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills

Required Experience

  • 3 or more years of recent mechanical and electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repair experience. Manufacturing environment is highly preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Visalia
Nearest Secondary Market: Tulare

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