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Cup Operator (12867-159)

Company: Graphic Packaging
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

OPPORTUNITY: We are a Foodservice cup forming / folding carton manufacturing operation seeking candidates to join our Clarksville, TN team. This job posting is for a Cup Operator with a pay range of $16.41/hour to $17.41/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 an earning potential to $26.59/hour plus shift differential. We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, including health spending accounts and a progressive healthy lifestyle program, as well as 401-K with a company matching component and standard supplemental company contributions. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tabaco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Required Skills

Operate three automatic multiple operation cup forming machines that bend, punch, and roll forms to fabricate paper cups.

Move pallets of pre cut cup forms to the cup forming machines and loads the blanks onto the machine feeder table.

Ensure that the correct product is being run on the machine.

Start machine, observes operation, and verifies the quality of the formed cup.

Perform quality checks on the cups through visual inspection, and tear testing. Completes the necessary paperwork.

Practice good housekeeping.

Keep work area clean, including floors.

Check the oil levels and fills, using the correct oil, as necessary.

Move, preposition, and mount the bottom stock roll on the machine.

Ensure that the proper size product, and proper size bottom stock are being run on the machine.

Brief the on coming operator on the status of the machine, product being run and any problems encountered during the shift.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervision.

Required Experience

High school diploma or General Education degree (GED); one or more months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Regularly required to stand for long periods.

Good hand -eye coordination is essential.

Occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Regularly push or pull a pallet cart a with 1000 pounds load.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and normal color vision.

Frequently exposed to fumes, or airborne particles.

Work near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme heat.

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.

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.

Keywords: Graphic Packaging, Clarksville , Cup Operator (12867-159), Other , Clarksville, Tennessee

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