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Graham Packaging Company Production Specialist in West Chicago, Illinois

Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.


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Graham Packaging Company is looking for a Production Specialist based in St. Charles, IL. This opening is for night shift, 6:00 pm- 6:00 am (36 hours one week, 48 hours the next week - rotating).

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

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality 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 and ensure that cases are properly sealed.

  • Pack bottles in accordance to the customer specification.

  • Clear trimmer jams and restart, shut off/on trimmer in a safe manner.

  • Notify supervisor or lead of potential problems with finished product and/or machinery.

  • De-label and grind bottles as necessary, checking for contamination before grinding.

  • Strapping, tying, stacking, and orienting cases and units properly in correct unit load pattern to satisfy customer request.

  • Use case making equipment in a safe manner.

  • Maintain hot/cold glue tanks by keeping full.

  • Perform fiber tear checks to ensure proper glue application and pattern.

  • Notify the appropriate coworker, forklift driver, 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.

  • Restart, start, stop, and clears all downstream equipment as required.

  • Assist in the training of permanent 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.

  • May perform basic stretch wrapper functions.

  • Limited travel may be required


Previous manufacturing experience a plus.

Production 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.

EEO Disclaimer

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.

Job Locations US-IL-West Chicago

ID 2020-1899

Category Manufacturing Operations

Type Full-Time

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