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Baler Operator

Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Columbus, GA, US, 31907

Company: International Paper

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.

International Paper ( is the world’s largest paper and forest products company.  Primary businesses include paper, packaging and forest products for a variety of end uses.  International Paper is a Fortune 100 Company with operations around the globe.

We currently have an opening for a 2nd Shift Baler Operator at our Columbus, GA Facility.  We are looking for a motivated individual who can function 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.



  • following all safety rules and practices;
  • accurately weighing waste bales, and recording bale weights on bale tallies;
  • loading waste bales into rail cars; sweeping up trim from bales
  • feeding waste into the shredder / hogger;
  • obtaining waste loads from production areas as directed;
  • maintaining a clean and organized baler room;
  • loading seconds and other non-shredded waste into trucks for shipment;
  • working with returned goods;
  • cleaning the baler and notifying maintenance of problems as necessary;
  • responsible for cleaning the rail dock area per designated schedule
  • ensure all bumpers have been replaced as well as all packing material brought in from rail cars have been disposed of.
  • daily inspection lift sheet and report any structural or forklift damage immediately.
  • daily cleaning out the overflow box;
  • daily cleaning out the box behind the chute and the area in front of the chute;
  • daily cleaning out the twister / inserter box;
  • daily blowing out the radiator;
  • daily cleaning out behind the ram following safe practices;
  • daily blowing off or vacuuming the baler exterior;
  • daily sweeping/maintaining of the baler room floors  inside and  outside; and
  • salvaging materials for protection sheets and other uses;
  • receiving materials and supplies; and
  • Performing other duties as directed.


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA