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Production Entry Level - Starting Rate $20.00/hr + sign-on & retention bonuses - Fox Valley (Aurora)


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

Production Entry Level:

We currently have 2nd and 3rd shift positions available for production workers at our Fox Valley Box manufacturing facility in Aurora. This facility manufactures corrugated boxes for local and national customers. The rate of pay is $20.00/hr. + shift differential for all new entry-level employees


In January 2022, we will be moving to a 24/7 manufacturing operation offering seven (7) days off over a fourteen (14) day pay period, with full time pay and great benefits. You will enjoy a pre-determined schedule with no mandatory overtime, and every other weekend will be a three-day weekend. Voluntary overtime will be available for those who want it. New employees will be on one of our night shift teams, working from 6pm - 6am (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off). Additionally, we are offering $2,000+ in sign-on and retention bonuses for new employees! $500 after 30 days, $500 after 6 months, $500 after 1 year, and at the 2 year anniversary a bonus pay out calculated as $.20 for every hour worked in the previous 12 months.


Candidates must be willing to work 3 weekend days/month and overtime as required until our 24/7 schedule goes into effect in January 2022.


We are looking for motivated individuals who are capable of performing a multitude of functions in a flexible, fast-paced production environment. Our workplace requires individuals who understand the needs of the business while maintaining a focus on safety, customer satisfaction, quality and productivity. 


Specific responsibilities include:

  • counting and stacking finished product
  • reading factory orders
  • accurately reading tape measures, gauges and other test equipment
  • utilizing basic shop math
  • inspecting and accurately completing quality and administrative documents and following directions
  • clean-up functions such as blowing down the machine, wiping off shafts, cleaning ink systems, vacuuming and sweeping the machine area, and picking up and shredding miscellaneous scrap. 
    Minimum qualifications for consideration are:
  • a high school degree (or equivalent experience.), and
  • two years of work experience in a manufacturing environment with at least one year with the same employer
  • Highly-qualified candidates would possess manufacturing experience in the corrugated industry


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. 


Aurora, IL, US, 60502-9419

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Sep 28, 2021

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