Finishing Assistant - 2nd Shift

Graphic Packaging in Staunton, VA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

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?

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


Our Staunton, VA facility to looking for Finishing Assistants to provide support to our Finishing Department for our 2nd shift. This shift will work 4pm-2am, Monday through Friday; 10 hour days for 5 days a week, built in 10-hours of overtime each week.? This position will be responsible for assisting the Finishing (Gluer) Operators with daily production on our lines by feeding, catching or case sealing our finishing folding cartons.

We offer our full-time employees the following benefits:

  • Paid Vacation
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k
  • Employee Discounts; Health Benefit Discounts
  • Opportunities to advance
  • Paid Lunches
  • Shift Differential
  • Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Locate proper raw materials for operations in staging area
  • Verify quantities with job jacket and check for packing instructions i.e. cases, count, configuration
  • Create / Obtain case labels as required
  • Verify batch numbers and labeling and quality while placing cartons into cases as specified in packaging procedures
  • Verify load tags at feed section of gluer
  • Inspect unfolded/unglued cartons prior to feed to identify defects related to printing or die cutting.
  • Maintains feed section of gluer by placing product to be glued in feed in an orderly manner.
  • Monitor mirrors from feed position to detect machine jams / malfunctions.
  • Perform visual quality inspection of folded/glued containers
  • Communicates all quality issues to machine operator
  • Maintain work area by collecting unused raw materials, dispose of waste materials and store packing equipment (scales, code guns, tape guns, etc.)
  • Communicate equipment problems to supervisor
  • Communicate supervisor of any packaging problems
  • Follow prescribed safety policies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Comply with all company rules, regulations and safety requirements
  • An individual in this position must be able to learn and demonstrate the following skills;

  • Use of packing equipment (tape guns, scales, code guns, etc.)
  • Use of a hand jack
  • Essential Job Functions include the following:

    Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally (1-10% of the time) lift up to10 pounds
  • Frequently (11-33% of the time) lift up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently (34-66% of the time) standing and walking
  • Occasionally (1-33% of the time) bending, squatting, reaching above the shoulder, stretching, twisting, pushing, pulling, carrying, walking, kneeling, stooping, and fingering Push/Pull force of 50 pounds
  • Frequently (34-66% of the time) reach at waist or lower and grasp
  • Continuously (67% of the time) standing
  • Not at all (0% of the time) sitting or crawling
  • Must be able to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which includes; safety glasses, steel toed-shoes, ear plugs and cut resistant gloves. Per our quality standards, you must also wear a hair-net
  • Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • At least one year of professional working experience, preferred in a manufacturing environment
  • Skills: ?Mechanical, Communication, Mathematical aptitude required Able to read, comprehend and write legiblyAble to use basic arithmetic skills; ability to use a calculatorAble to use hand jacks
  • Position has normal will either work s 12-hour shift (day or night) which follows a 3-2-2-3 day schedule OR a 10-hour day shift that works 5-days per week; overtime during the week and weekends may be required based on production needs and vacation coverage
  • 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.

    Graphic Packaging 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, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.?Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster. Please apply at?

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