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Graham Packaging Company Master Technician 1 in Prattville, Alabama

Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a people, planet and values-based company and a leader in sustainable packaging manufacturing. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life.

For employees at Graham, our Blue Culture is part of their everyday lives, too. In other words, Blue is how we do things here.

At Graham, we are united by a clear vision. We know our part and help those around us know theirs, encouraging one another to continuously improve. We create a safe, challenging environment to innovate by supporting creative ideas and new ways of thinking. We take the initiative to cultivate our individual growth and help others do the same, while keeping ourselves and one another accountable. And we actively promote cooperation, collaboration, integrity and respect across regions and teams to foster an engaged, diverse and connected workforce.

We value our employees, and a Blue Culture allows for the most rewarding employee experience as part of the Graham family. Blue is how we feel about what we do—together—to create a better tomorrow. Working at Graham means you lead constructively with clear goals, use diverse thinking to drive excellence, accountability, innovation, as well as demonstrating collaboration, embracing learning, and taking action for continuous improvement and growth.


Responsible for operating and maintaining injection and/or Blow Molding machines to ensure employee safety, production of high quality containers, and maximizing machine efficiency.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Operate and maintain/assist with maintaining a group of plastic blow molding/injection machines and auxiliary equipment at identified optimal performance, including mold insert and color changes, producing containers in a safe and high quality method while minimizing and reducing scrap.

  • Perform process set up and establish set up sheets of injection stretch blow molding machines to improve machine efficiency and reduce scrap in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Operate equipment to minimize the generation and maximize the consumption of regrind, purge and scrap within customer specifications where applicable.

  • Responsible for product quality,making frequent on time quality checks on products being produced from established quality standards,identifying and making necessary changes and adjustments.

  • Perform regular preventative maintenance checks on all equipment, including lubrication and checks of all equipment and systems in accordance with preventative maintenance schedules, completing and maintaining all required documentation and escalating issues as necessary.

  • Perform minor repair on all production equipment such as case sealers, trimmers, blow molder extruder, conveyor systems and material loading and unloading as required.

  • Assist with Installing, program, repair and maintain machinery and equipment such as conveyor systems, hydraulic equipment, pneumatic equipment, compressors, chillers, dryers, auto-packers, robots or programmable controllers as well as troubleshooting fluid power circuits and making necessary repairs.

  • Perform trial runs on all new molds, tooling, resins, and color concentrates.

  • Perform all tasks with minimal supervision, in a prompt, safe, and efficient, manner including replacement of fasteners, guards, valves, cylinders and safe ties.

  • Maintain work area to acceptable safety and housekeeping standards.

  • Verify material usage per standards

  • Properly identify regrind and chunk produced.

  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily independently or with minimal assistance. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience :

  • Formal training in a mechanical or electrical related field (Preferred).

  • 6 months’ prior experience operating or maintaining blow molding/injection molding machines or similar equipment (In lieu of related degree/diploma).

  • Experience with Electrical

  • Understanding and operation of PLC, or willing to obtain training.

  • Working knowledge of HDPE and/or PET technologies preferred. Direct experience with Blow Molding on any platform preferred.

  • Must be able to pass all requirements to become an “Electrically Authorized” employee in accordance with the corporate Electrical Safety Training Program”

  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.

Graham Packaging Company is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of technology-based, customized blow-molded plastic containers for the branded food and beverage, household, personal care/specialty, and automotive lubricants product categories. The company has an extensive blue-chip customer base that includes many of the world’s largest branded consumer products companies. It produces more than 20 billion containers units annually employing more than 9600 employees at 97 plants in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America, and sales in excess of $3 billion.

Compensation Statement

The expected salary range for the position described in this posting is made in accordance with the legal mandates of certain jurisdictions within the United States. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on individual qualifications and experience.

Benefits Statement

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in the company’s 401K Employee Saving Plan and may participate in its Employee Wellness Program. Employees will also receive paid time off in accordance with company policy and state law requirements.

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-AL-Prattville

ID 2024-6708

Category Manufacturing Operations

Type Full-Time

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