Title:  3rd Shift Die Cutting Operator

Requisition ID:  3092

Winston Salem, NC, US, 27105

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.


JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for leading the cutting process safely and efficiently


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

  • Experienced in duties of qualified Sheet Fed Cutting Operator, especially make readies, operation and ability to trouble shoot
  • Experienced on cutting machinery similar or same as Sheet fed cutting equipment such as: Bobst 162 CER, Bobst 1600 ER, Bobst 103, and Bobst 126-BMA
  • Check job against approved size and style supplied by the customer and management
  • Ensure tooling for next job is in staging area
  • Proper press maintenance and lubrication
  • Moves around Cutting Operators to keep all presses adequately staffed per production needs
  • Check pallets out of press and pull samples from each position
  • Assist Cutting Operators in make ready and preventive maintenance activities
  • Keeps daily time and materials usage reports and records information in PEAK
  • Disassembles machines to perform minor repairs or replace broken or worn parts, using hand tools
  • Order tools and rules (such as knives, dies, counter plates, blanking or stripping tooling)
  • Follow all Plant rules, Processes, Hygiene, and Allergens procedures, related to production of Safe Quality Foods.
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe foods or noncompliance to SQF related procedures.
  • Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required.
  • Follow all procedures related to producing Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Report any potentially unsafe SQF conditions or customer complaints to a person of authority to record and/or correct the situation.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience operating hand jacks, electric pallet jacks and forklifts preferred
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 



    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Company issued Fork Truck Operator’s License



  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.




    • Schedules are up to 12-hour shifts Mondays – Fridays and 8-hour shifts on Saturdays. However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.


    • Standing, depending on changing job assignment, continuously (100% of the time) for extended periods.
    • Awkward and/or repetitive movements
    • Ability to bend, squat, crawl, reach above shoulder level and at waist or lower, twist, stretch, push and pull (up to 60 lbs of force), carry, kneel, grasp, stop, crawl and finger occasionally (1-33% of the time)
    • Climbing and walking frequently (34-66% of the time)
    • Requires use of both feet on a continuous basis
    • Requires use of both hands for simple grasping, firm grasping, fine manipulation and repetitive actions on a continuous basis
    • Ability to read, write, hear, see, speak and have agility on a continuous basis
    • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices
    • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment
    • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature
    • PPE required: Steel-toed/safety footwear, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Cut resistant Safety Gloves, Hair Net



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: Salem
Nearest Secondary Market: Winston