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Title:  Die Cutting Operator

Requisition ID:  20388-159

Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27105

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

OPPORTUNITY: We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking Die Cutting Operator candidates to join our Winston Salem, NC team. 



Our employee’s health and quality of life are important to us.  That’s why we offer a benefits program that supports and protects them, their families, and their future.

GPI pays the full cost of certain “basic” benefits, including:

  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short Term Disability

 Optional benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) plan
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay


Department: Die Cutting


Breaks: Leave your machine/workstation when the break bell rings, return to your machine/workstation prior to the break bell ringing.


Primary Functions:

1. Read job ticket for information necessary pertaining to job

2. Register printing to cutting

3. Check for correct copy & size & style

4. Set up and operate assigned die cutter

5. Check the quality of your die cutting before starting the production run

6. Make sure all cutting rule is cutting cleanly with a minimum of nicks

7. Make sure all round scores are of good quality so cartons will fold straight without cracking

8. Have all jobs okayed by your supervisor or gluing supervisor or lead person

9. Do not start a job without an OK’d carton from the job ticket

10. Operator will fold and inspect all positions from the tops of each finished load—more often if time allows

11. Testing to be performed on cartons per customer requests (i.e. 3M scorebends and caliper)

12. Remark all loads with flags from printing department

13. Flag all die cutting problems or any other problems you find.

14. Make sure the maintenance of the machine has been done (oiling or greasing, replace worn or broken parts, etc.) Notify your supervisor if a service man needs to be called in.

15. With ever changing technology, you may be asked to change the way we MR, prepare jobs, etc.


General: Things to do or be concerned with all the time.

1. Make sure your machine is clean, also the whole area around it. Clean areas make it better for safer working conditions.

2. Work closely with your pre-make ready person (work as a team).

3. Stay at your machine to check quality and assure the safety of the machine. You need to be there if something breaks or jams.

4. Pay special attention to single sheets that are discarded (do not set on a load performing other duties, sheet(s) are scrapped immediately

It is the responsibility as an operator to stay busy and set an example for others.



This Job Description is only a guideline, you may be asked to do other functions as needed. Due to work load changes in each department, you may also be asked to help out in other areas and/or departments from time to time.

Hazardous Waste Responsibility:

1. Maintain all containers on and around work area

a. Labeled correctly

b. Closed lids on containers when not in use

c. Dispose of aerosol cans properly 

Required Experience

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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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