• Feeder-Packer Operator

    Job Locations US-MI-Grand Rapids
    Requisition ID
    Manufacturing & Operations
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Caraustar Industries, Inc., an industry leader in paperboard products, seeks a Feeder/ Packer to join our thriving team in Grand Rapids, MI. This position requires a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is looking to learn and grow with our company. 

    We maintain a stellar reputation in the industry and are enjoying rapid growth. This is the right role to invest your talents as you will have ample opportunity to learn new skills and advance to new opportunities.
    For this position, we offer:
    - Full-time position with overtime based upon need
    - Medical, prescription and dental benefits with employee contribution
    - 401(k) with company match
    - Vacation time
    - Opportunity for personal and professional growth

    Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. We aim to be a socially responsible corporation, and remain committed to environmentally sound practices while providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products. Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets: tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products. For more about us, please visit our website at


    Position Summary
    The Feeder Catcher is responsible for supporting the finishing department with quality of the folding operation to meet customer specifications and production schedule. Responsible for placing paper board cartons into feeding machines. Picking up paper board material and cartons from the end line, and placing cartons into boxes.
    Position Responsibilities:
     Review and follow directions on job jacket per job run.
     Supply feed section of equipment with carton blanks enabling gluer to maintain a continuous run.
     Visually inspect cartons before packing into corrugated cases.
     Report any quality issues or equipment defects to the line operator.
     Perform quality checks as required.
     Review palletizing specifications from job jackets and follow directions.
     Apply labels to cases.
     Ensure accurate quantities are packed.
     Obtain corrugated supplies form the staging areas.
     Communicate required information to co-workers and manager.
     Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times.
     Follow safety rules and regulations.
     Follow department and company policies and procedures.
     Report all food safety and quality problems to the Operator, Department Lead, Manager or Quality Team.
     May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.


    Required skills and experience:
    - Previous experience as an operator working with high speed equipment.
    - Good counting skills.
    - Must be able to read and review all paper instructions and labeling requirements.
    - Ability to work in a fast paced production environment.
    Physical Demands:
    - Required to transfer up to 45 pound cases to pallets frequently.
    - Regularly required to stand and move about within the work areas.


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