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Title:  Finishing Operator

Requisition ID:  64186

Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2K 2T9

Category:  Production, Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel 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


Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

MISSION / SUMMARY: To provide guidance and direction for crew within their departmental span of assignment.  In order to maintain high quality, maximum productivity, low waste, and efficient utilization of crew labor.  There are no supervisory functions assigned to the classification.



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


  • Follow the schedule to insure correct jobs and items are produced according to the planned schedule, as well as customer service and shipping requirements.
  • Ensure top quality is maintained within customer specifications.
  • Ensure all crews have proper materials and instructions concerning the performance of their job duties.
  • Ensure all crews perform their job duties in a safe manner, while keeping work areas neat and clean at all times.
  • Under direction of the department supervisor or tour supervisor, prepare and document paper work as required including time tickets, machine production reports, logs, etc. according to normal operating procedures of department.
  • On a continuous and daily basis, communicate to management any production or quality problems that require attention and action to resolve.
  • Assist any crew member in the performance of their job as a working lead.
  • Under the direction of the department manager, assist in the training of new employees and the re-training of other employees in the department. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing and or Mill experience strongly preferred.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.



  • Must be able to read and interpret information sheets.
  • Must have knowledge of stock prep computer systems.
  • Making decisions under the pressure of continuing production
  • Must be able to work around the machine while it is in operation.
  • Must be able to operate and exercise caution while operating power trucks to prevent injury to fellow workers, materials, equipment and buildings.
  • Must be able to lead others and give direction.



  • Follows mode schedule for plant, various shifts, including rotation 12 hour shifts of 7AM-7PM, and 7PM-7AM.  Must also be able to some statutory holidays as required per the Collective Agreement.



  • Work involves moving or lifting of equipment, materials, and tools.
  • Must be able lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Balancing, stooping, kneeling and crouching movements.
  • Work in buildings and areas of fluctuating temperature.
  • Standing for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.


Due to the nature of the operation, it is necessary to make changes and adjustments while the machine is operating.  The machine is shut down only in extreme cases of mechanical failure.  This places responsibility for making decisions under the pressure of continuing production on the machine tender. 





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