Title:  General Labor

Requisition ID:  4628

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


OPPORTUNITY: We are a paper manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our West Monroe, LA operation. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. 


JOB SUMMARY: This position is an entry level operator and is responsible for assisting operators, making equipment adjustments, cleaning the equipment/ facility, and performing other designated tasks in a safe and efficient manner in accordance to the standard operating procedures (SOP).

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

  • Maintain a safe work environment for yourself and other associates.
  • Operate mobile equipment in support of cleanup efforts in the various areas of the Mill.
  • Appropriately handles issues with equipment or paper when situation arises.
  • Maintains all documentation of daily and monthly rounds in accordance with the current standard operating procedures and documents contained in the employee training manual.
  • Monitor and make adjustment to the equipment, including visual checks for crossed ropes, machine jams, and other equipment malfunctions.
  • Assists crew during paper breaks in threading the paper and clean up debris per the standard operating procedure.
  • Daily housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Operates Forklift to retrieve supplies and removes paper debris from floor.
  • Retrieves and distributes supplies from Stores for crew.  
  • Monitor the quality of assembly output.
  • Read and understand technical drawings, and technical service or repair manuals.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Commitment to safety and quality.
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem solving skills.
  • Good communication skills. Verbal communication is vital in performing his/her job functions safely.
  • Basic mechanical ability to make adjustment to the equipment to maximize production and ensure quality standards are met or exceeded.
  • Excellent attendance record with flexibility to work rotating shifts & overtime.
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision.
  • Performs all duties in an independent manner with minimal direction and supervision.

Desired Background:

  • 2 years of heavy industrial machine operator, military, or mechanical experience.
  • Ability to read and write is required.
  • Computer literacy: MS Office, PLC and DCS experience.


  • High school diploma or GED required.





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: Monroe