Why Work at Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh



Transparent Pay Starting at $23/hour

  • Entry level, no experience required, starting at $23/hour
  • Higher pay based on related job experience
  • $2.50/hour shift differential for working 12s nights
  • Time and 2/3 pay for any time worked on Sundays for 12-hour shifts

12 Hour Shift Schedule

Do you want to save money on gas and have half of the year off? Great Northern offers 3 options for 12-hour schedules.

  • 2-2-3 Fixed Days 6am-6pm
  • 2-2-3 Fixed Nights 6pm-6am
  • M-Th Fixed Nights 6pm-6am


You will experience a collaborative, safe, clean, enjoyable, and air-conditioned workplace where team members support and care for one another. Our team members produce sustainable and eco-friendly products that are supplied to national brands that impact people’s day-to-day lives. Great Northern is committed to making a difference in the lives of our team members, customers, and the communities in which we live and work. Many of our team members were referred by their friends and families who are already a part of the Great Northern team.


Top Notch Benefits

  • Health insurance and health savings accounts with employer contributions
  • Medical plan options are available to provide flexibility in choosing the one that best suits your individual and family needs
  • Flexible/Dependent care spending accounts
  • Dental Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Competitive 401K match and a historically generous profit-sharing retirement savings contribution
  • Paid vacation during your first year of employment
  • Medical plan options are available to provide flexibility in choosing the one that best suits your individual and family needs
  • Annual merit increases as well as market benchmarking to ensure competitive wages
  • Health/fitness and tuition reimbursements

Flexible Overtime Schedule

  • Flexible overtime opportunities when available and/or needed
  • We make every effort to limit required overtime and give plenty of notice when/if it is required

Time Off & Holidays

  • Paid time off at the time of hire with 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation is eligible in increments of 4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours, or 12 hours based on working schedule.
  • Ability to give and/or trade shifts with other team members

Community Support

Great Northern Cares – We have a committee of employees that guide our community support and company donations. Examples include school supply drives, youth activities, boxes for food pantries, Old Glory Honor Flight, United Way Campaign, Adopt-A-Family, and many more.



Established in 1962, Great Northern is a local, privately owned paper-based packaging manufacturer with a long history of providing secure, stable, and meaningful positions.

At Great Northern, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge that can be applied to grow into new positions with higher pay.  Furthermore, you can grow your career through advancement opportunities available at our facilities both locally and nationally. Don’t believe us? Check out this story on one of our team members!


Health and Wellness Center

At Great Northern, we take care of our team members and provide a near-site clinic free of charge for all team members, spouses, and dependents. This is in addition to our on-site nurse that can be used by our team members. This partnership is through ThedaCare.


Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?