Entry Level Production Associate - Carton
Company: Graphic Packaging International
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Entry Level Production Associate - Carton
We are a 100% recycled food service carton manufacturing facility
seeking candidates to join our Kalamazoo, MI Carton team. We re
recruiting for multiple positions so be sure you review all of our
job postings. This job posting is for an entry level Web or
Converting Extra with a pay rate of $19.05/hour plus shift
differential and progressive pay increases. We continually
encourage our employees to advance their careers through on the job
training and job progression through our strong promotion from
within program. Many of our roles are skilled trade positions and
our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging
industry with a generous earning potential. We offer a wide array
of benefits including, but not limited to, paid vacation &
holidays, optional health, dental, vision, and group life
insurance, including health spending accounts and a progressive
healthy lifestyle program, as well as 401-K with a company matching
and standard supplemental company contributions. Employees may
voluntarily elect pet insurance, home & auto insurance programs,
purchasing power, tuition reimbursement, supplemental insurance
offerings, Identity Protection, and prepaid Legal Services. Tobacco
cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, uniform
service, safety shoe, and safety prescription-eye wear benefits are
Please review all of our job postings and apply for each position
you feel you re qualified and would like to be considered for.
We are looking for someone like you, who has a passion for safety,
who is a self-starter, who takes initiative, who can communicate
well with team members, and who can work independently in a
manufacturing environment. You will understand and align business
operations with your core job functions and execute within your
roll to exceed customer expectations. You will be part of the team
that drives for a safe work place, for continuous improvement, and
for success, while supporting the GPI business, cultural,
financial, and operational objectives.
Operate or tend a printing machine and folder/gluer machine that
transforms paperboard into various consumer packaging products.
Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:
Ability to read and interpret job jacket information on upcoming
jobs on production schedule.
Responsible for locating sheeted board and comparing label on skid
with job jacked to ensure correct material.
Operates pallet jack to move skids from raw material warehouse to
Loads skids of sheeted board on press conveyer and maintains
conveyer during entire production run.
Responds to Pressman with any special request during press make
ready, monitors press feed during press runs.
Responsible for filling all press chemicals, loading inks, putting
away inks when done with job and refilling process inks on press
shelf when needed.
Understand the importance of environmental responsibilities and
proper disposal of press waste.
Responsible for ensuring all used rags are disposed of in rag bin
and that the lid remain closed
Removes any full AQ/Fountain solution flush water drums from press
to Non-Hazardous waste staging area.
Ensures that any new drum used to collect waste at the press are
Responsible for cleaning ink knives, cleaning ink fountains,
cleaning water buckets, cleaning any coater spills, cleaning washer
blades and keeping the press area in a clean state, as well as
emptying all garbage bins in press area.
Responsible for picking up used rags and gloves in press area,
changing rag bag when full and maintaining stack of clean rags for
use on the press.
Assists the pressman in any maintenance of the press.
Follows all company safety requirements.
Comply with all company rules and regulations.
Performs other duties as required to achieve the overall goals and
objectives of the Company. GRR-03 WS-03
Shift start: 7:00AM or 7:00PM
Shift length: 12 hours
80 hours of work in a 2 week work period plus scheduled mandatory
overtime or voluntary overtime as needed. Rotating 12 hour shifts
(7:00 to 7:00) 12-hour days (7:00am 7:00pm) - rotating shift
pattern of 2-2-3 12-hour nights (7:00pm 7:00am) - rotating
* Health, dental, vision insurance - available after 120 days
* Paid time off
* 401(k) plan
* Must pass drug screen
* Must pass background check
* Can lift 50 lbs
* Must be at least 18+ years old
Required SkillsFULL-TIME direct hire position with a 60-day
probationary period for performance and attendance. Candidates must
be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and
About Graphic Packaging International
Graphic Packaging International is committed to providing consumer
packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in
Atlanta, Georgia, they are a leading global provider of paper-based
packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food,
beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. They
strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in their
industry and in the communities where they operate. Graphic
Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than
60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific
Rim. They are committed to workplace diversity and offer
compensation and benefits programs that are among the best in the
industry to reward the talented people who make their company
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