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Shipping Associate, 3rd Shift - Starting at $20.50/hr. plus shift diff/bonuses - Aurora (Fox Valley)


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


Position TitleShipping Associate, 3rd Shift


Pay Rate: Starting rate is $20.50/hr.


Sign-on and Retention Bonus:   $500 after 30 days, $500 after 6 months,  $500 after 1 year and an additional bonus at 2 years


Category/Shift: Hourly Full-Time, 3rd Shift (11pm – 7am with additional overtime as assigned)


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. Hours will be 5am to 5pm following this transition (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off).


Candidates must be willing to work overtime as required until our 24/7 schedule goes into effect.



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Physical Location: Fox Valley Container Plant

                                    2540 Prospect Court

                                    Aurora, IL 60502



The Job You Will Perform:

  • Operate lift trucks in a safe and effective manner
  • Ensure correct product is sent through appropriate production line
  • Ensure correct strapping patterns for product, and that loads are strapped with proper dunnage according to instructions and customer-specific requests
  • Monitor loads and notify supervisor regarding any product issues
  • Monitor take-off line following strapping process, and load material onto designated trucks, requiring accurate record of load tallies
  • Transporting product to the appropriate areas of the warehouse as needed
  • Load warehoused product from the warehouse to the loading dock, as well as receive product from incoming trucks, sign for the receipt of it, and transport to designated department
  • Turn in proper paperwork to the shipping office
  • Rotate as needed between strapper position, take-off line lift truck and floor driver lift truck operation procedures
  • Sweep trailers and floor areas
  • Complete a daily safety check list, change propane tanks, and check the fluids and air filters on their lift truck


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Ability to load and receive product efficiently, safely and accurately
  • Ability to understand and follow general instructions as well as customer-specific requirements
  • Ability to process paperwork accurately
  • Possess good communication skills and have the ability to work as part of a team


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 diploma or GED preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year warehouse experience preferred
  • Candidates must successfully complete a health assessment, drug screening and background/employment verification 




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  60502-9419


Aurora, IL, US, 60502-9419

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jul 30, 2022

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