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


The Lawrence Paper Company is seeking a full-time Accountant in a manufacturing environment who will be a vital member of the accounting team.

We are a family-owned business that can trace its roots back more than 130 years in Lawrence, Kansas. From our humble origins we have grown to become one of the leading companies in the corrugated packaging industry, with four production facilities throughout the Midwest.

The responsibilities for this position may include, but are not be limited to:

  • Maintaining accurate product costs and estimating rates. Track manufacturing variances and have a solid understanding of inventory movements and accuracy
  • Analyzing cost records in a job cost environment
  • Assisting with month-end close by preparing journal entries, creating schedules, and analyzing job cost variances
  • Analyzing financial statements and understand where variances may exist
  • Reconciling general ledger accounts monthly to ensure accurate reporting
  • Assisting with monthly and quarterly reporting for internal and external sources
  • Preparing documentation for external auditors
  • Recommending ways to reduce costs and enhance revenue

The ideal candidate for this role will possess:

  • 2+ years of experience in similar position. Manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or similar business field required
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Products
  • Team player with the willingness to interact all levels of the organization

We offer a competitive salary plus a full benefit package including:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • 401k + Company match
  • Company Wellness Program
  • On-site fitness center + corporate discounts to Crunch and Planet Fitness
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Vacation pay

The successful candidate will need to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Think you would be a great fit? We would love to hear from.  Click on the ‘Apply‘ button below or email a cover letter and your resume to  EOE


Structural 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.
  • 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.).


Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy.  Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate.


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 Opportunity Employer.