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Baler Loader Operator 1


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. Additional information can be found by visiting


Job Description



Job Title


Baler/Loader Operator 1

Reports to

Plant Superintendent

Job Purpose

To monitor baler function and record grade throughout


Umbrella responsibilities of all employees

  • Assist and support implementation of EHS initiatives and strategies to reduce risk including but not limited to the areas of: OSHA, ergonomics, injury / illness reduction, hazard communication, environmental, emergency preparedness, and general employee safety
  • Supports LIFE areas, Safety Leading Indicators and Global Program Elements
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Adhering to Plant policies and guidelines
  • Working safely and looking out for the safety of those around them
  • Following Safe Reliable Methods (SRMs) or Job Safety Analysis (JSAs)
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment according to plant housekeeping standards
  • Attending and participating in daily plant meeting
  • Managing controllable costs through proper equipment, tool and consumable usage
  • Reporting any safety or maintenance concerns


Key Responsibilities

    • Complete pre-start loader maintenance inspection report (or VCR)
    • Responsible for feeding paper from tipping pad to baler conveyor (all facets of loading the baler)
  • Operate balers according to brand specifications (MacPress, Enterprise, Bollegraff, IPS)
  • Load the baler utilizing either the front loader, skidsteer or forklift
  • Record grade, percentage of waste in compactor dumped material
  • Monitor paper feed line
  • Monitor wire condition and feed
  • Monitor bales for mill readiness including:
    • Adequate wiring
    • Proper grade and quality
    • Weight
  • Record maintenance activity on equipment
  • Record baler downtime
  • Assist with daily weekly monthly PMs for baler and feed conveyors
  • Operate shredder and follow all NAID requirements for document destruction
  • Ensure driveway is free of material
  • Keep paper/plastic from accumulating around property fence line
  • Prevent loose paper from accumulating at the rail dock area
  • Clean pit monthly or as needed
  • Remove material build-up from incline conveyors
  • Assist with pushing material from inside bunkers onto conveyor
  • Other duties as assigned


Personal Protective Equipment

  • Gloves, approved safety glasses, ear plugs, safety vest, hard hat, steel toed shoes. 


Equipment Operated and Monitored

  • Baler
  • In-feed Conveyors
  • Forklift
  • Front Loader
  • Skidsteer


Tools used

  • Pneumatic air hose
  • Breaker bar
  • Hammer
  • Wrenches
  • Broom
  • Shovel


Information collected and exchanged

  • Communicate paper grade to material handler to ensure  proper storage
  • Inform Material Handler of any rejected bales
  • Communicate with plant lead – maintenance issues, downtime, production issues
  • Report the completion of all paper goods to obtain alternate assignment


Training/Registration/License/Certification requirement

  • Trained on safe baler operation, including Lock out, Tag out procedures
  • Forklift training (Must be signed off by Lead or management personnel.)
  • Trained to safely replace wire spools
  • Conveyors


The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the Plant.


Revised: 7/22/2020


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.
Beaverton  OR  97005


Beaverton, OR, US, 97005

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Mar 16, 2023

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