Title:  Stripping Operator

Requisition ID:  2192

Winston Salem, NC, US, 27105

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
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.


We are seeking candidates to join our company as a Stripping Operator. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry. 


We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401(k) with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available


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





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

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




  • 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.





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





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


ATTENDANCE REQUIRMENTS:    Regular attendance is required.




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


PPE required: Steel-toed/safety footwear, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Cut resistant Safety Gloves, Hair

Nearest Major Market: Salem
Nearest Secondary Market: Winston