Entry Level Production Laborer

Graphic Packaging International - Augusta, GA

Full-time
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 www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference

We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefits offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.

OPPORTUNITY: We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join the Augusta Mill as an Entry Level Production Laborer. 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. Entry Level production workers start at a rate of $15.73. We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & 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, 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: We are looking for someone who has a passion for safety, who is a self-starter, who takes initiative, who can communicate effectively, and who can work independently in a manufacturing environment. We offer technologically advanced operations, leading edge training, outstanding benefits, and employment with a proven and stable community leader.

The Entry Level Production Worker will be responsible for the operation of various mill production equipment, general housekeeping tasks, reading tape measures / gauges and other test equipment, following directions, ensuring quality and monitoring the process to produce quality products. This position is responsible for making equipment adjustments, cleaning the equipment/ facility, and performing other designated tasks in a safe and efficient manner in accordance to the standard operating procedures (SOP). They understand and align business operations and their assigned department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

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

Maintain a safe work environment for yourself and other associates
Notify supervisor, maintenance, or quality immediately when a problem occurs with the equipment as well as follow all company rules and procedures
Assists crew members with housekeeping and general production tasks
Operates Forklift and/or Bobcat to retrieve supplies and move product
Monitor and make adjustment to the equipment, including visual checks jams and other malfunctions
Notify supervisor, maintenance, or quality immediately when a problem occurs with the equipment as well as follow all company rules and procedures
Maintains all documentation of daily and monthly rounds in accordance with the current SOP’s
Communicate with operators, prior/next shift, of pertinent quality and production concerns.

The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 2+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
Previous experience with industrial machine operation preferred
Previous forklift experience strongly desired
Experience inputting data into computers a plus

SKILLS:
Commitment to safety and quality
Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem-solving skills.
Basic mechanical ability to make adjustment to the equipment to maximize production and ensure quality standards are met or exceeded.
Ability to learn through self-directed study and desire for advancement
The ability to work independently and in a team environment
Maintains cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision.

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:
High school diploma or GED
Minimum of 2+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
Previous experience with industrial machine operation preferred
Previous forklift experience strongly desired
Experience inputting data into computers a plus

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:
Schedules are up to 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off. 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.

4 straight days of “day” shift (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) 7 days off
4 straight days of “night” shift (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.) 3 days off
3 straight days of “day” shift (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) 1 day off
3 straight days of “night” shift (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.) 3 days off
Employees will be required to change shifts and work off days if necessary.
Work overtime on a regular basis and with last minute notification
Work holidays and/or weekends on a regular basis

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
Lifting up to 50 lbs.
Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.
Wear required personal protective equipment (hard hat, earplugs, steel-toed boots, safety glasses at a minimum)
Ability to operate or work in industrial conditions - may be warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, heavy machinery or elevated working surfaces (with proper safety training and safety protection)
Frequent walking, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, and climbing.
Ability to move wrists, hands, and/or fingers to turn valves and make adjustments to equipment.
Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants may be considered for openings in any of our operations departments. In order to be considered for open positions, qualified applicants will first be required to pass a pre-employment test and an initial interview. Invitation for assessment test will be sent via email. Applicants must monitor email for test invitations. All applications must be submitted at www.graphicpkg.com

To receive consideration for employment, applicants must complete the on-line application, including the names of previous employers, dates of employment, and the reason left employment or the reason wanting to leave their current employer. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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