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Title:  1st Pressman Operator

Requisition ID:  18019 - 159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71292

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Position Objective and Summary

If you are a production Printing Press Operator looking to utilize your expert skillset with a global established company in the carton packaging industry; consider a career opportunity to join Graphic Packaging Int’l, LLC., a leading provider of sustainable paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer product companies.

We are looking for a Printing Press Operator to run a Hamilton six-color web offset press with in-line cutting. This new member of our team will be in charge of the daily operation of the press, inclusive of directing and leading a crew in the most efficient manner possible for the production of printed materials from start to the finish of a final quality product that exceeds our customer’s expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In charge of the entire operation of the press and lead production crew.
  • Set up scheduled jobs/make-readies:
    • Make sure die numbers, copy, and code numbers are checked.
    • Make sure all materials from previous job are removed before beginning new run.
  • Quality:
    • Check internal register and be able to fix registration issues that may arise
    • Maintain and check color using densitometer
    • Watch and check carton’s often for color variations, increase the cut, coating, and any other defects.
    • Make sure production order is checked for quality.
  • Visual of Press components:
    • Detect problems with the color or coding, troubleshoot and fix problems, if possible, without disrupting the run. Detect blanket smashes or tears, plate sensitivity, worn out plates, lines in the plate, cracked plates, etc. Troubleshoot cause if needed.
  • Delivery:
    • Be able to adjust belt speeds, ejectors, etc., to delivery to coincide with the constant change and curl of the board. Adjust settings in the delivery to ensure a straight tight stack for delivery to the robot.
  • Robot:
    • Oversee and troubleshoot any problems that might arise in the infeed conveyor, stacking and outfeed conveyors.
  • Ensure SAP/PEAK recordkeeping.
  • Train new crew members.
  • Assist with any problems others are having and use that time as a teaching moment for training.
  • Notify supervisor of any problems with press, ink, board, plates, or personnel.
  • Execute other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Qualification Requirements:

  • Demonstrate expertise of press equipment and the processes.
  • Ability to read and comprehend work orders to produce a finished product for customers.
  • Provide leadership to crew members ample forming quality printing and meeting manufacturing goals.
  • Ability to perform quality checks and make press adjustments accordingly.
  • Perform appropriate preventative maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot problems: explain problem, cause, effect, and fix.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Five plus years of experience in production printing.

Required Experience

Five plus years of experience in production

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. Learn more about us at

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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.

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