Production Positions

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging. For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages, the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for assisting with set-up and operation of production equipment, and all floor operations requiring handwork. Provides assistance wherever work load requires to aid in the profitable flow of customer product from production through delivery while maintaining customer specifications and GNC quality and efficiency standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Must hold a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess the ability to read and interpret simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to visualize three dimensional objects.

HOURS

Persons hired are required to be available to work M-F, and be available for any shift: 1st shift – 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 2nd shift – 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 3rd shift –10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Overtime is also required which can include 12 hour shifts, some Saturdays and occasionally Sundays. On the job training is provided, no prior experience is necessary.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Account Coordinator

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging.  For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages, the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a friendly environment and room for growth!

This full-time position is the direct communication link between the customer, design, production, sales, and outside vendors.  Our Project Managers are responsible for managing all aspects of POP programs/projects.  This includes, but is not limited to: estimating, quoting, purchasing, order entry, press approvals, building relationships with customers and external vendors, invoicing, and job costing.  The ideal candidate must possess the ability to accurately coordinate complex projects from start to finish in a fast paced environment.

POSITION SUMMARY

  1. Participates in continuous improvement and effectively communicates opportunities to improve efficiencies and effectiveness for this position.
  2. Receives customer order information directly from customers or from the Account Manager(s).
  3. Brings together all of the necessary order entry specifications and details so the order can be manufactured and delivered per the customer’s request.
  4. Calculates and verifies product pricing per established company schedules.
  5. Enters all order specification information into the computer including customer, product, boards, dies, inks, design, pricing, bundling, ship dates, and so forth.
  6. Expedites product orders through design, technical services, manufacturing and shipping to meet customer expectations.
  7. Prioritize and adjust order schedules to satisfy customer needs and maximize company efficiency.
  8. Maintain customer inventories and release products as determined by the customers and/or Account Manager(s).
  9. Estimate new product costs based on materials cost guidelines.
  10. Report customer complaints and issue credits as required.
  11. Communicate and interact with external and internal customers daily.
  12. Follow up on invoice discrepancies.
  13. Working with customers and sales for best business practices required.
  14. Managing inventory from order entry to on-time delivery through aged and obsolete status.
  15. On time delivery including but not limited to:
    1. Production
    2. Daily machine schedules (overbooking)
    3. Late deliveries due to production/shipping schedules
    4. Missed shipments
    5. Customers/changing schedules
  16. Working knowledge of the online purchase order management system known as Fortis
    1. Correcting and filing all purchase orders and purchase order attachments electronically.
  17. Working knowledge of Great Northern’s estimating, order entry and scheduling software; HRMS and KIWI.
  18. Confirming deliveries and communicating late orders
    1. Follow up to all received P.O.’s
    2. Auto order acknowledgements
  19. Ordering, quoting and inventory management of customer P.O.’s ordered from an outside location
  20. Backing up department personnel

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Requires a high school diploma, two year technical degree preferred; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Must also have the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Drug Free/Tobacco Free Environment

Machine Maintenance Technician

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

Privately held, Great Northern Corporation is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging.  For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages, the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

Due to continued success and growth, we are increasing our staff.  Ideal candidates for this position will possess three (3) to five (5) years of maintenance experience with a strong electrical and mechanical background, but those that are mechanically inclined are also encouraged to apply. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work alone. Candidate must be open to all shifts. Corrugated experience would be beneficial, but not a requisite.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for electrical and mechanical repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance to all production and facility equipment in addition to installation of said equipment in the plant, warehouse, and office areas by performing the following duties.

  1. Performs electromechanical repairs, preventative maintenance and maintenance of all equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  2. Performs electromechanical maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, water, electric power, gas and air required for smooth, uninterrupted operations.
  3. Maintains the company security, fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
  4. Assists plant engineer/maintenance manager, supervisors and maintenance staff with the operation of the preventative maintenance program which includes the vibration analysis and electric motor testing program.
  5. Inspects and insures that all operating machines and equipment conform to electrical and mechanical operational quality standards.
  6. Assists with the implementation of new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and effect greater utilization of equipment, labor and materials.
  7. Keeps maintenance area neat, clean and orderly; cleans up after completing maintenance work throughout the plant.
  8. Monitors building and exterior grounds to keep all areas clean and neat.
  9. Regular and reliable attendance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Individual must possess: high school diploma or equivalency plus two years of other schooling in a maintenance-related field such as Electromechanical Technology, Industrial Electronics, or Apprenticeship training, or 5 years of experience in an electromechanical position; excellent safety record; ability to operate computer and a wide range of hand tools, test instruments, machining equipment and maintenance equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals and percentages; ability to follow written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions or blueprints, and reading of schematic diagrams; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; legible handwriting to record information and fill out forms; ability to delegate responsibility when appropriate; ability to: plan, prioritize and organize work effectively; work effectively under pressure and time deadlines; analyze problems (not just symptoms), propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, carry out decisions made and follow up with feedback where appropriate.

 

HOURS

Persons hired are required to be available to work M-F, and be available for any shift: 1st shift – 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 2nd shift – 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 3rd shift –10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Overtime is also required which can include 12 hour shifts, some Saturdays and occasionally Sundays.

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