Packaging Specialist - Operator I

  • Racine, WI, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Build a meaningful career with a company committed to a cleaner world and a better tomorrow.

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. We work with some of the biggest brands in the world to provide them with safe, attractive and convenient packaging that meets the demands of today’s consumer.

Our company offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits program. But that’s just the beginning of our story.  There are many reasons to launch a career with Graham packaging, here are just a few:

  1. We offer training and development opportunities so you can advance in your career with Graham

  2. We have an excellent safety program, with one of the best safety records in the industry

  3. Our employees are proud to share that we treat our workforce like family

  4. We believe in open, transparent communications, starting with senior leadership

  5. Our company is committed to bringing meaningful change to the sustainability of our products and operations. In 2019 we were honored with the Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group, and we recently pledged to make all of our products 100% recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025.

At Graham, we are focused on the possibilities for a better product, a happier customer and a cleaner world. We recognize that when we work together, we can achieve great things. We treat each other with respect, and are united in a shared passion to make sustainable products that make life easier for the consumers who use them. 

Come join us in our quest to create a better tomorrow.

Job Description

Graham Packaging Company is looking for a(n) <POSITION TITLE> based in <LOCATION>. This opening is for 1ST SHIFT, which operates during the hours of 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Packaging Specialists are responsible for general housekeeping of the production area, case making, inspecting, and packing of finished product in accordance with established procedures, specifications and other guidelines. The primary duties of a Packaging Specialist include:

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement projects and other related activities as assigned.
  • Visually inspect finished product for defects before packing to ensure quality.
  • Follow written packing instructions.
  • Notify supervisor or lead of potential problems with finished product and/or machinery.
  • Grind bottles as necessary, checking for contamination before grinding
  • Open and inspect bundles of corrugated material and check for proper printing and defects.
  • Stack case/dividers on carts and feed individual cases and dividers into case forming machine.
  • Use case making equipment in a safe manner.
  • Notify the appropriate coworker or assignee when supplies at the machine need to be replenished.
  • Communicate with incoming shift or line replacement on any problems with quality, machine, and packing configurations.
  • Assist with rework and heldware to ensure effective completion.
  • Assist in the training of regular and temporary workforce in stacking, packing quality, and case machines.
  • Keep work area and other facilities clean, orderly and safe.
  • Complete written documentation as required.
  • Limited travel may be required

Qualifications

Previous manufacturing experience a plus.

Packaging Specialists are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:

  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
  • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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