Title:  Cup Operator

Requisition ID:  1180

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.



The Cup Room Operator (CRT) is responsible for maintaining the operation of heat seal and glue seal machines for the production of paper cups. CRT’s will ensure machines are kept clean and in good working conditions and are responsible for cleaning any spills in the production area. CRT’s monitor the operation of the machines, checking fluids, make adjustments and maintaining cleanliness so that the machines can continue running properly. CRT is also responsible for loading paper stock into the machine for the production of paper cups. CRT will communicate any quality problems with the Quality Dept and packers.


All employees must follow all Graphic Packaging International 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: Bristol brush, latex gloves, paper, pen, grease pen, grease gun, Oil machines, standard tools (utility knife, wrenches, plyers, etc…)



  • 2+ years recent experience manufacturing/industrial machine operator experience required.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time with scheduled breaks
  • Prior experience utilizing pallet jack – highly preferred
  • Must be able to walk around machine/equipment frequently; surfaces are mostly concrete
  • Must be able lift/carry weight approximately 35 lbs; the average distance carried is approximately 5 feet– 10 feet
  • Must be able to use a two-step stepstool, and 6 feet – 10 feet ladders with rails and a platform at the top for standing in order to access the equipment for inspection/maintenance/repair
  • Must be able to bend forward momentarily up to 90 degrees when repairing or maintaining machines.
  • Must be able to reach between waist and shoulder height which occurs on a frequent 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.

Nearest Major Market: Visalia
Nearest Secondary Market: Tulare