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Title:  Shift Laborer

Requisition ID:  12979-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


This requisition will close on June 18, 2021.  You must complete all questions on the application.


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.


  • Schedules are up to 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off.  However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, holidays and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.


  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

Required Skills


  • 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.

Required Experience



  • Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • 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, GED or equivalent required.


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 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 EEO is the Law Poster.

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