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Paper Mill Production Operator

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
The opportunity:
Perform various production jobs and duties as required to meet the needs of the mill. There are a total of nine (9) production jobs and the requirement is to have the ability to qualify on at least seven (7) of the nine (9) jobs. Starting pay rate is $16.40 per hour.
How you will impact WestRock:
Unload OCC from trucks and complete all associated paper work involved for materials coming into the warehouse.
Operate a grab truck to unload, store, retrieve, and cut wires from bales and place bales on chain conveyor to feed Pulper.
Maintain a steady and uninterrupted supply of OCC bales to the Pulper.
Have working knowledge in the selection of the appropriate mix of various types of OCC bales to the Pulper.
Cut, remove and control all ragger tails at pulper.
Maintain, with a computerized system, all stock levels to the Mill, ensuring level consistency, etc.
Operate the Reel utilizing mechanical controls as well as computer control.
Operate the Winder to ensure paper rolls are cut and prepared to Customer specification. This includes manual operation of systems as well as computerized control.
Load rolls of finished product onto trailers and rail cars for delivery to customer.
Maintain housekeeping standards in all areas of the mill.
Perform any other duties as assigned.
Must be able to push/pull 50+ pounds.
Ability to work 12 hour shifts in hot and cold environment.
Ability to climb up and down steps on frequent basis during 12-hour shift.
Ability to stand, squat and bend on a frequent basis during 12-hour shift.
Use of hands, arms in close quarters to operate heavy machinery.
Must be able to work on floors that are uneven and often wet.
Ability to maintain attention at high level to job operations for 12-hour periods.
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What you need to succeed:
High School Diploma or GED
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Must be willing to work rotating 12 hour day and night shifts
Must be willing to work a four 4 day on / 4 day off shift rotation
Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
Must be willing to work overtime as required
Must be willing to work off days during scheduled mill outages
Must have basic computer skills
Previous Work Experience
Lift Truck experience preferred
Prior manufacturing experience required
What we offer:
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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