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Graphics Coordinator - Production

Company: Graphic Packaging
Location: Concord
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

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.

We have an exciting opportunity in our Production Graphic Services department for an experienced Graphic Coordinator familiar with all aspects of print production.

The role of Graphic Coordinator is vital to the success of folding carton print manufacturing at GPI. The Graphic Coordinator is the graphics manufacturing expert who handles graphic receivables including customer proofs, files and information. The responsibilities of the role entail working with major internationally known brands to ensure that their graphics adhere to print standards. The Graphic Coordinator uses production software to inspect and construct files used for digital imaging, and ultimately printed across various print processes.

To be successful in the role, the Graphic Coordinator must be able to follow and deliver on daily plant production schedules. This includes using database systems and graphic software tools to coordinate the staging, inspection, production and shipping of graphic related print materials to plants. The Graphic Coordinator has the responsibility for print manufacturing facilities located out of state (and out of the country in some cases), the work provided must be accurate, timely and done with pride. The role also requires a collaborative approach and professional interactions with other GPI business units, customer suppliers, manufacturing plants and Graphic Services department peers. The ability to work well in a team environment and build strong working relationships are vital to the success of this role.

Knowledge base:

The ideal candidate will possess a graphic production knowledgebase with advanced understanding of digital artwork, proofing concepts, CMYK, spot color inks, CAD structural files, along with cause-and-effect scenarios in a print production environment. A superior knowledge of prepress and graphics systems; including industry best practices, development trends and future-state applications of workflows. The ideal candidate must understand industry specifications and best practices for graphic reproduction, such as: G7, FTA, IDEAlliance, CxF & PDF. A combination of skill, training, education, and experience; along with leadership qualities, are essential to fulfill the job requirements for this role.

Job tasks:

Receive, prepare, process, inspect and ship graphic production materials based on the needs of GPI

* Use industry related graphics software to process materials, including: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Global Vision Scan Proof, Kodak Prinergy, Esko Web Center
* Communicate with graphic suppliers, department peers and customers to secure approved graphic materials (using a face-to-face approach where applicable as well as telephone skills & email skills)
* Communicate with all GPI stakeholders to pass along production materials and information for the manufacturing of those materials
* Maintain, update and capture job history in corporate ERP system (SAP) and department material databases

Perform job graphic production and process plant orders as they are made available

* Monitor and maintain plant production schedules; communicate delivery timing and escalate any issues with supervisor and plant
* Handling and reading of proofs and associated electronic files and imposition in order to send a working file for plating at the printing facility
* Process daily quota of required jobs
* Use Kodak workflow software to build print production ready layout files and generate proofing files for quality inspection
* Follow prescribed industry specifications related to 4 color process printing, color management profiles and related ISO print standards

Coordinate Plant and Graphic Services department workflow task

* Provide point-of-contact for plant troubleshooting
* Support new plants onboarding
* Manage and coordinate all department core-critical workflow tasks which supports the operations of the department
* Act as a stakeholder responsible for the success of a department operation

Standardize complex workflow tasks and assists others in the pursuit of excellence

* Manage newly developed, undocumented processes and procedures and organize them into written SOP's
* Master a continuous improvement mindset and can coach and train others when called upon
* Act as a beacon of knowledge for others so that they learn from the positive work ethic and attributes that are associated with the core values of GPI
* Seize opportunities that improve operations and workflow - measure performance against goals and evaluate results.
* S/he is a subject matter expert - providing the team with professional insight

Office daily roles and responsibilities

* Processing of internal graphic project tasks and requests as necessary
* Filing of materials, replacing of printer paper and ink cartridges, cleaning of common areas and general maintenance of department equipment
* Perform after hours plant cell phone graphics support on a rotating scheduled basis
* Other job duties as assigned

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Required Skills

Strong understanding of applicable graphics computer software and hardware.

Demonstrated functional/technical knowledge and skills to perform tasks at a high level.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe graphics software and handheld measurement devices.

Excellent communication skills both written and oral; ability to facilitate agreeable outcomes among customers, suppliers, and GPI interests.

Must have the ability to lift and carry packages and graphic arts supplies.

Required Experience

Education - Minimum BA degree or a minimum of 7 years related printing or converting work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Concord

Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester

Job Segment: Paper, Industrial, Facilities, CAD, Drafting, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering

Keywords: Graphic Packaging, Concord , Graphics Coordinator - Production, Other , Concord, New Hampshire

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