Title:  Blanker Operator

Requisition ID:  1754

Visalia, CA, US, 93278

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.



A Blanker Operator is responsible for maintaining the operation of the Blanking Department by producing blanks required by the blanker schedule. Blanker Operators will inspect the assigned blanker (machine) to ensure all guards are in place, assess roll alignment, brakes, housekeeping and paperwork before starting production. Blanker Operator will ensure quality through visual inspection of the blank along with making machine adjustments on an as needed basis. The Blanker Operator is required to complete roll changes or print changes on the machine and will also unstack the blanks from the machine and load them onto a blank cart.  Blanker Operators monitor the quality of the blanks and print quality continuously during production and will report potential quality issues.


All employees must follow all Graphic Packaging International work rules, code of conduct and safety procedures and policies including wearing personal protective equipment such as steel-toed shoes, hearing protection and safety goggles.  


WORK DEVICES/TOOLS consist of the following: cutting knife, cutting gloves, pusher, conversion cart & miscellaneous tools, hoist, pallet jack, stretch wrap, tape, blank carts & covers



  • 1-2 years’ experience manufacturing/industrial machine operator experience required
  • Must be able to walk to retrieve blank cart and take the cart to their work station and to the warehouse throughout their shifts as needed. Surfaces are mostly concrete.
  • Prioor experience utilizing pallet jack — highly preferred
  • Must be able to use pallet jacks when moving full carts as well as to move paper rolls. The maximum force exerted to push/pull a cart is approximately 35 pounds of force (as measured with a push/pull gauge). The distance an item is pushed is approximately 5 feet – 30 feet, depending on the location of the employees work station.
  • Must be able to climb on small step ladders to remove paper jams in the machines. This occurs rarely throughout the shift. The Operator may also need to climb the back of the machine to make adjustments.
  • Must be able to forward bend momentarily up to 90 degrees. Much of the bending performed, however, is slight forward bending for brief periods.
  • Must be able to reach between waist and shoulder height which occurs occasionally throughout the shift basis.
  • Must have the ability to work in a high paced and multi-task environment
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Overtime will be required as necessary including weekends. Graphic Packaging International 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.


"Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans"

Nearest Major Market: Visalia
Nearest Secondary Market: Tulare