GEC Packaging Technologies, LLC Relief Person in York, Pennsylvania

*Graham Packaging Company is looking for a Relief Person based in York, PA at the Recycling Plant. This opening is for 3RD SHIFT, which operates during the hours of 11:00 pm - 7:00 am, Sunday through Thursday nights. *

Relief Operators are responsible for working in all areas of the plant when needed as an Operator, Forklift/Tow Motor Operator, and Production Specialist. The primary duties of a Relief Operator include:

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.

Primary Duties of an Operator:

  • Perform entire line set up (palletizing system, pellet handling system, flake vacuum system, and scale system.

  • Fill out extruder process sheet appropriately and accurately.

  • Fill out extruder screen change log appropriately and accurately.

  • Pack bulk boxes within spec and quality post-consumer resin.

  • Perform quality assurance tests (volatile, pellet count, melt index, color scan, and press outs).

  • Print label and label box per Graham Recycling’s color standard.

  • Remove bulk box from scale and store in warehouse in the appropriate row.

  • Perform routine maintenance (c/o vacuum filters, pelletizer blades, and clean out air classifier filter).

  • Check and refill distilled water tank.

  • Monitor pelletizer water temperature.

  • Monitor pelletizing system and make adjustments accordingly.

  • Monitor extruder and make adjustments accordingly.

Primary Duties of a Forklift/Tow Motor Operator

  • Load production lines, as instructed by the production supervisor with appropriate raw materials.

  • Maintain current and correct raw material inventory.

  • Unload raw materials from trailers, fill out unload sheets to ensure proper raw materials count. Calculate raw materials weight per bale, and fill out contamination report on unloaded raw material.

  • Dump and bale hoppers of sorted raw materials.

  • Dump hoppers of contamination in the trash compactor.

  • Remove bulk boxes of aluminum cans from line, put lid on box, and store box in appropriate row in the warehouse in a neat, orderly manner.

  • Remove hoppers of scrap metal from lines, and dump in the appropriate metal bin in the yard.

  • Remove chipper wire hopper from underneath the wire chipper; dump in the appropriate metal bin in the yard.

  • Remove finished goods from production lines, and store in the appropriate rows in the warehouse in a neat, orderly manner.

  • Receive parts and supplies and store in designated areas. Secure packing slips for receiving and properly complete all necessary paperwork.

  • Keep work area clean.

  • Train fellow employees as requested.

Primary Duties of a Production Specialist:

  • Sort contamination out of raw materials.

  • Sort raw material colors.

  • Perform housekeeping duties as assigned by supervisors.

  • Clean out dryers on blade changes and blade rotations.

  • Keep work station clean.

  • Follow all safety regulations and requirements.

  • Train fellow employees as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Limited travel may be required.

Relief Operators 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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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.


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