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Graphic Packaging Co., LLC

Macon, GA

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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.


This position is an entry level operator position in the Paper Mill. 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 with the standard operating procedures (SOP). The Machine Operator must understand and align business operations as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


  • Maintain a safe work environment for yourself and other associates.
  • Notify supervisor, maintenance, or quality immediately when a problem occurs with the equipment, paper as well as follow all company rules and procedures
  • Maintains all documentation of daily and monthly rounds in accordance with the current SOP’s and documents completed work on “I” card noting the problems or issues on the Counter Measure Sheet.
  • Monitor and make adjustment to the equipment, including visual checks for crossed ropes, machine jams, and other equipment malfunctions.
  • Brush the PSI and knockdown showers per SOP.
  • Assists crew during paper breaks in threading the paper and by operating a bobcat to clean up debris per the SOP.
  • Operates Forklift to retrieve supplies and removes paper debris from floor.
  • Retrieves and distributes supplies from Stores for crew


Commitment to safety and quality

  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing practices and strong problem-solving skills
  • Communicate with operators, prior/next shift, of pertinent quality and production concerns.
  • Basic mechanical ability to make adjustment to the equipment to maximize production and ensure quality standards are met or exceeded.
  • Ability to work in a physically intense environment / Ability to lift to 50 pounds
  • Excellent attendance record with flexibility to work rotating shifts & overtime
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, and climbing.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature, including high temperatures.
  • Ability to substantially move wrists, hands, and/or fingers to turn valves and make adjustments to the equipment.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships, demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards fellow employees and supervision.
  • Performs all duties in an independent manner with minimal direction and supervision.


  • 2 years of military experience; or
  • 2 years of heavy industrial experience; or
  • 2 years of industrial machine operator experience; or
  • 2 years of mechanical experience; or
  • 2 years of electrical experience; or
  • 2 years of experience in safety field (e.g. fireman); or
  • 2 years of work experience and a two (2) year industrial technical
  • Computer literacy


Schedules are 8-hour rotating shifts. However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, weekends and/or holidays and be punctual while doing so.