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Production Associate - starting rate $20.50/hr. plus shift diff. & bonuses - Aurora (Fox Valley)


Position TitleProduction Associate


Pay Rate: Starting rate is $20.50/hr. plus shift differential ($.35/hr. for 2nd shift; $.25/hr. for 3rd shift)


Sign-on and Retention Bonuses:  

  • $500 after 30 days
  • $500 after 6 months
  • $500 after 1 year, and
  • An additional bonus at 2 years (calculated as $.20 for every hour worked in the previous 12 months)


Category/Shift: Hourly Full-Time, 2nd or 3rd Shift


Later in 2022, we anticipate 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).


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


For a realistic preview of what this position entails, please click the link below to watch a short video:



Physical Location: Fox Valley Container Plant

                                    2540 Prospect Court

                                    Aurora, IL 60502



The Job You Will Perform:

  • Counting and stacking finished product
  • Reading factory orders
  • Accurately reading gauges and other test equipment
  • Utilizing basic shop math, inspecting
  • Accurately completing quality and administrative documents and following directions
  • This person will also be assigned to clean-up functions such as blowing down the machine, wiping off shafts, cleaning ink systems, vacuuming and sweeping the machine area, as well as picking up and shredding scrap.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Counting and stacking finished product
  • Reading factory orders


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 wants you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, and experiences to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.  IP has many Employee Network Circles including IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and African American ENC.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging and pulp.  We improve people’s lives, the plant and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


The Qualifications We Are Looking For:

  • 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:  Jun 16, 2022

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