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Forklift Driver- (1ST) Shift-$18.00/hr +Sign On/Retention Bonus


Position Title:  Shipper Loader/Forklift Driver

Pay Rate: $18.00/hr 

Sign on Bonus:     $500 after 30 days, 

Retention Bonus:     
$500 after 6 months, 
$500 after 1 year 

Category/Shift: Hourly Full-Time (7a –5p Monday-Friday) (OT and Weekend Work will be required at times)

Physical Location: 
2150 Hwy 12 South
Ashland City, TN 37015

The Job You Will Perform: 
•    Operates Forklift in a safe and efficient manner following all IP’s safety rules, policies and protocols at all times.
•    Unloads inbound and outbound shipments safely and moves product to storage locations. Efficiently stacks and stores the merchandise in the appropriate areas.
•    Ensures inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Reports quality variances.
•    Pulls and prepares orders for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped.
•    Efficiently moves product from staging/storage areas and production lines into trailers and/or storing/staging areas
•    Loads, unloads, moves, stacks, and stages product and materials using a forklift or other power equipment. Maintains the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion. On a daily basis, inspects and performs minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.
•    Keeps appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained. Assist in physical inventories.
•    Maintains a clean, neat, and orderly work area.
•    Performs or assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance as required
•    Keep appropriate records and reports (complete forms, logs, inventory and records accurately – as required)
•    Perform shipping and billing duties when shipping lead is absent.
•    Other duties as assigned by managers and/or supervisor/shift leader.

The Skills You Will Bring: 
•    Be able to read and understand loading instructions.
•    Ability to problem solve with minimal assistance.
•    Provide daily feedback to supervisor regarding all aspects of shift activity. Must be able to communicate effectively with other employees, supervisors, managers, etc.
•    Must have basic computer skills (data entry, etc) and be able to perform basic arithmetic including additions, subtractions, multiplications and division.
•    Previous forklift experience is required.
•    Previous forklift experience in a manufacturing setting of at least two years is preferred.
•    Previous forklift experience in handling material without the use of pallets is preferred.
•    Must have ability to learn and understand machine line up.
•    Must be flexible and willing to work overtime as needed

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:
•    Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays 
•    Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
•    Medical & Dental 
•    Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
•    Life & Disability Insurance

The Career You Will Build:
•    Leadership training
•    Promotional opportunities

The Impact You Will Make:
We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP. 
The Culture You Will Experience:
International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.

The Company You Will Join:
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jul 28, 2022

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