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Graphic Packaging K2 Tech 1 in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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. K2 Tech 1 JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following. The following is a list of specific duties which are considered the essential functions of this job. The list is not exhaustive, as all positions at the company are dynamic. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. * Complies with all company and department safety, quality, productivity and security procedures. * Utilize Mill tools techniques to identify, document and properly address workplace hazards. * Leads and participates in Lockout/Tagout procedures (LOTO), including performing, auditing, and improving LOTO. * Provides job instruction and training for all employees within the department. * Ensures accuracy and compliance of operator documentation involving all aspects of the assigned machines. This includes, but not limited to, production reports, specification verification, quality requirements, machine logbooks, checklists, department safety, quality production audits. * Utilize OBGs and KPIs to monitor and adjusts machine settings to maximize production, quality and minimize waste. * Monitors work assignments of team members as introduced by department managers and supervisors. * Leads activities of assigned crew: safety quality investigations, troubleshooting and root cause investigations, production machine maintenance tasks. * Lead sheet break investigations. Utilize process trends, camera systems and other tools to identify root cause, document findings, and recommend corrective actions. * Communicates all machine and department issues effectively to department managers and supervisors and presents data-based solutions in keeping with Continuous Improvement Objectives. * Monitors quality systems. Uses QCS/DCS system to monitor quality of paperboard. * Responsible for communicating to team regarding production changeovers, shutdowns, start-ups and all related issues. * Performs other duties as assigned by department managers and supervisors. * Will assist with employee breaks for the production line. * Follow quality procedures for roll disposition and Standard Operating Procedures for correcting * Perform standard pulp and papermaking process and final product testing as required. * Understands and monitors the 5S system and takes full ownership of working environment. * Perform routine and basic machine maintenance to include but not limited to: oiling, greasing and cleaning, replacing belts, etc. * Monitors line speed production levels. * The employee is continuously required to lift up to 20 pounds, frequently requ