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Laborer (Probationary)
at International Paper
Belleville, IL

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$18.47 to $20.23 per hour


The Belleville, IL container plant is currently seeking candidates for the position of Hourly Production.  Candidates should have a steady work history and manufacturing experience.  Candidates must successfully complete a drug screening and background/employment verification.  Must be willing to work off shifts (7-3, 3-11 & 11-7) and able to work overtime with little notice.


General Factory Helper is responsible to Plant Management for the day-to-day safe operations throughout the plant.  The helper is used to assist as assigned through the facility, to include feeding and stacking at various machine centers and assisting with hand labor and housekeeping.  Understands basic principles of corrugated, flutes, corrugation direction, and can identify various substrates.  Assist operator in the set up and production on his/her machine.  Ensures the quality of the finished product produced at each machine center is carried out in the most efficient manner consistent with company quality and production requirements.


Must follow all safety rules and procedures; watch out for self and team member’s safety at all times.  Always follow lock out and tag out, MSK, and always use personal protective equipment (safety glasses, ear plugs, steel toed shoes & safety vest, others as required).  Must understand and carry out housekeeping standards.  Must demonstrate teamwork and resolve issues effectively and professionally.  Must be capable of running machine at safe speeds and top quality to meet customer needs. 


Demonstrated ability to detect, prevent, and resolve quality issues, involving the Operator or management for resolution of issues or confirming quality expectations as needed.  Must be able to read a standard tape measure, read and thoroughly understand job specifications, and follow written and oral directions.  Must be a self-starter, able to operate from directions or independently as needed.  Demonstrated ability to add and subtract all units of measure read and copy figures, and count and record figures.  A comprehension level is required to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in English in written or oral form and to deal with problems.  Constant standing, walking, and reaching at or below shoulder level; frequent twisting, bending, and lifting from the ground; repetitive lifting up to 50 pounds.  Must be willing and able to work daily and weekly overtime, including weekends, as business conditions require.  Must be willing to accept direction from the Operator to insure the most efficient operation possible.  All other duties as assigned.


$18.47 per hour and advance to $20.23 International Paper offers an excellent wage and benefit package.  The benefit package includes health & dental plans, disability, pension and matching 401k plans, paid holidays and vacations.

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