The start of something new.

With more than 130 years’ experience producing paper and corrugated cardboard boxes for industrial and retail use and fulfilling packaging services across the Midwest, Lawrence Paper Company and its divisions – American Packaging Corporation and Jayhawk Boxes – invite you to help write the future of our storied past.

Lawrence Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lawrence Paper Company Jobs

Positions in Lawrence, KS

Maintenance Mechanic


Responsible to act in accordance with the Lawrence Paper Company policies and procedures. The Maintenance Mechanic performs a full range of assignments using independent judgement to make decisions requiring the application of procedures and practices to specific work situations. The mechanic will troubleshoot, repair, and maintain heavy machinery.


Typical duties and responsibilities may include the following:

  • Industrial mechanical/ pipe fitting/hydraulic repair
  • Rigging, aligning machines, and belt and pulley drives
  • Fork Truck maintenance experience is preferable
  • The ability to troubleshoot and repair all types of equipment
  • Must be self-motivated and have good communication skills
  • Must be able to read blue prints and schematics
  • Welding and machine shop experience not required, but helpful
  • Electrical experience in D/C 12V-80V not required, but helpful



  • While performing the duties of this job, will be regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts
  • May be exposed to wet or humid conditions
  • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • May be regularly exposed to high noise environments
  • May be exposed to extremely dusty environments



The performance of the employee will be measured as follows:

  • Personal growth – while the company will provide the tools to assist the employee to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual. Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the employee and his/her superior.
  • Employee relations – through observations the employee will be evaluated regarding his/her behaviors associated with appropriate human interaction, respect and communication.
  • Creativity – this will be evaluated by how active the employee is in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas.


  • May be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License and/or other appropriate certification to work in certain areas or on certain equipment.


If you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit your information.


Packaging Designer

Are you tired of people telling you to “Think outside the box”?  Wouldn’t it be more fun to design your own box (or one for our customers) and see it actually produced?  If you would like this challenge this might be the opportunity for you.  The Lawrence Paper Company is currently looking for a great addition to our Design team.

Lawrence Paper has been around for more than 120 years, but remain one of the most technologically advanced independent corrugated box companies in the country.  This position is based in our Lawrence, KS headquarters office, serving customers across the midwest.

Here are the details:


Designer will create unique packages for customers that protect and display products in new and visually exciting ways. They develop specifications to ensure production success of approved designs. They support the sales staff by designing and producing box and display samples that can be used in client presentations.  Designer will create both custom sized boxes and packaging and P-O-P displays.


  • Formulate and communicate ideas for new artwork analyzing customer needs and production feasibility.
  • Create viable, workable art for packages and/ or displays.
  • Knowledge of, and comfort using, Windows and graphics software.
  • Develop renderings of display concepts and designs for customer review using Solidworks and KeyShot.
  • Support production in our digital print workflow.
  • Accompany Sales Representatives on occasion to work with customers to identify solutions to packaging challenges.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintain good housekeeping.
  • Additional duties may be assigned by management.


  • College education or heavy college coursework in the field of computers, CAD, or applicable work experience.
  • Good communicator with customers and sales staff.
  • Work experience in a related field (corrugated, packaging, etc.).


The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:

  • Skill in using graphics software programs like Adobe Creative Suite, KeyShot, and Solidworks


Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy.  Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate.  Able to apply concepts of high school math.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form.  Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.


Sound interesting?  We’d love to hear from you!


Lawrence Paper is an Equal Opportnity Employer.