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Title:  Stripping Operator

Requisition ID:  16371-159

Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27105

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Manufacturing Job Description and Evaluation

Winston-Salem Plant

Job Title:   Breakout Operator / Stripping                                                                 


Department:  Finishing



Breakout, remove waste from die cut sheets, box without mixing variables as directed by Supervision or Lead Operator. Apply QMS principles and techniques effectively.




  1. Remove die cut trim and waste from die cut sheets.
  2. Sort and inspect finished goods to assure customer quality expectations are maintained.
  3. Sort due cut blanks by die position, as directed, to assure future operations can identify unusual problems during fabrication.
  4. Label cases with supplied labels and stack materials on skids to assure label visibility and proper layout to reduce shipping damage.
  5. Move finished goods as directed.
  6. Perform other related duties as directed by supervisions.




  1. Maintain good housekeeping and safety practices.




Lifting and Carrying – required frequently throughout the work day at an average pace.

Items lifted/carried – cases – some in strained positions.


Maximum weight lifted/carried                             - 51 - 100 lbs.

Maximum weight lifted/carried frequently         - 51 - 50 lbs.



Pushing and Pulling – required frequently throughout the work day at an average pace.

Items pushed/pulled – pallets, pallets of stock utilizing a hand jack – some in strained positions.


Maximum weight pushed/pulled                              - 51 - 100 lbs. of force

Maximum weight pushed/pulled frequently          -51 - 100 lbs. of force


* Occasionally  - up to 1/3 of normal work day

   Frequently     - 1/3 to 2/3 of normal work day

   Continuously – 2/3 to a full work day




Activity &  Duration


Walking  - frequently  about on foot

Stooping - frequently   bending downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.

Crouching - frequently  bending downward and forward by bending legs and spine.

Kneeling – frequently   bending knees or coming to rest on knees.


Activity & Duration – Left and Right Hand


Simple reach upward – frequently  reaching up within normal range.

Extended reach upward – occasionally reaching up exceeding normal range.

Simple reach outward – frequently reaching out within normal range.

Simple grasp – occasionally grasping without pressure (no fingering).

Firm grasp – frequently grasping with pressure (no fingering).

Fingering – frequently manipulating objects with fingers only.




Activity & Duration


Far vision – Occasionally required to see object clearly beyond 20 feet.

Near vision – Frequently required to see objects clearly within 20 inches.

Depth Perception – Frequent required to judge distances and relationships between objects


Field vision – Frequent required to see an area up and down or left and right with eyes fixed on

            one point.

Color vision – Frequent required to identify and distinguish color.

Hearing – Frequent required to perceive the nature of sounds by ear.

Talking – Frequent required to express ideas through the spoken word.

Feeling – Frequent perceiving attributes of objects – size, shape, texture.





  1. Read, write to a limited degree – perform simple addition and subtraction.




  1. Minimal responsibility for the safety of others – no dangerous machinery involved.
  2. Read, understand, and follow all safety rules and practices. Report hazards, unsafe conditions, and unsafe actions.


ATTENDANCE REQUIRMENTS:    Regular attendance is required.




  1. Fair working conditions with some disagreeable elements due to manufacturing processes – dirt, odors.


 Because of the changes which may occur in manufacturing processes, methods, or because of quality and productivity requirements, management reserves the right to add to, alter or change the duties and responsibilities of the job.








Required Experience

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.

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.

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