Continuous Improvement Coordinator

For more than 50 years, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Our extensive experience in designing, developing and manufacturing packaging and display solutions guarantees that our customers have access to the resources and expertise necessary to develop packaging that performs.

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced manufacturing environment and have a desire to grow within the organization?  This newly created role would require the ideal candidate to be highly motivated to help our company fulfill its larger missions.  You must possess strong communication and leadership skills as well as the ability to resolve workplace issues effectively.  We are looking for an individual who would be excited about guiding, training and supporting the team members. You should be a natural leader who focuses on inspiring employees to own their work and deliver better results.


  1. Work closely with Assembly Superintendent and Distribution Manager to provide day to day work direction with job orders to employees, and helps assign duties.
  2. Set performance goals and project deadlines that align with the company’s larger plans.
  3. Assist plant supervisor with delegating work to employees, tracking progress and providing constructive feedback throughout projects.
  4. Responsible for assisting with holiday season gifting program at 2nd assembly facility.
  5. Step in to managerial and job duty roles if Assembly, Distribution and Plant managers are unavailable.
  6. Assists with coordinating assembly activities to ensure on time delivery and cost effective production, along with maintaining the quality of products meets customers’ standards and specifications.
  7. Address problems with work quality, issues between employees and projects in an effective and timely manner.
  8. Serve as a link between subordinates and upper management.
  9. Confers with other Supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  10. Will assist in employee development and coaching as needed.


  • College degree plus 2 – 3 years’ supervisory experience and/or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with customers, and the ability to convey a positive and professional image of service and support to employees at all levels of responsibility in the Company.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills required particularly in oral format.
  • Ability to lead and develop employees.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility when appropriate.
  • Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedures, manuals and order specifications.
  • 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 employees.

We offer an excellent comprehensive benefit package including:  health and dental insurance, profit sharing, 401(K), paid holidays, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance and more.

If you fit this profile and are ready to take the next steps in a successful and rewarding career with a stable company, apply today!

Material Handler Shipping and Receiving – 1st Shift

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; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!


Loads, unloads and moves materials within or near plant, yard or warehouse by performing the following duties.


  1. Operates industrial fork lift truck to load and unload materials and product to/from trucks and
    trailers, checking for proper material, count and quality.
  2. Utilizes the production schedule on forklift computer and/or the shipping Pick List and follows oral instructions to ascertain which orders will be staged, loaded, unloaded or warehoused.
  3. Loads product for customer pickup and prepares common carrier and UPS, SPEE DEE Fed Ex deliveries for shipment.
  4. Loads materials into trailers properly to prevent shifting or damage in transit, installing stabilizer bars as
  5. Rebuilds units, replaces broken banding and generally improves damaged units to meet shipping
    requirements and GNC quality guidelines.
  6. Checks in raw materials received, visually checking for damage or other problems, re-tags units with the
    proper Load Tag as needed and stages in designated area.
  7. Checks in finished product from vendors, using the check out sheet for that order, re-tags unit with the proper bar code tag and stages in designated area.
  8. Stacks and rearranges product to make the best use of available space.
  9. Checks finished units coming down the auto bander line for neatness, uniformity, load tags and proper
  10. Notifies production supervisors and production material handlers of the arrival of outstanding orders.
  11. Notifies production scheduler of any order discrepancies
  12. Keeps raw material and finished product storage areas and aisles neat, clean and orderly.
  13. Informs supervisors and production scheduler when trucks have arrived and what product is needed for production and shipping.
  14. Uses production run schedule on forklift computer to stage raw material in production area for next day run.
  15. Keeps machine lines stocked with raw materials following production run schedule.
  16. Uses Bills of Lading to enter product received into Order Manager and scans the orders to the bay location.
  17. Follows all quality procedures for accuracy and quality.
  18. Checks forklift fluid levels and safety devices daily and keeps forklift clean and blown down of dust accumulation.
  19. Changes LP tanks safely, following written guidelines.
  20. Regular and reliable attendance.
  21. 3 years of forklift experience both sit down and stand up

2nd Shift Corrugated Machine Operators

Position Summary

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

Great Northern – Twin Cities, LLC is welcoming EXPERIENCED 2nd Shift corrugated Machine Operators. Qualified candidates will exemplify our core values, and will possess the skills needed to succeed in a fast paced environment.


  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Proficient in English
  • Lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to read a ruler
  • Mechanical and spatial aptitude
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and quality on a daily basis
  • Must be dedicated, reliable and punctual
  • Must pass basic math quiz

Preference will be given to applicants with corrugated or paper experience. We offer competitive pay and great benefits. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

Apply in person between 8am – 4pm at:
Great Northern Corporation – Twin Cities, LLC
8600 Wyoming Avenue N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

or fill out our online application below. 

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