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General Helper


Position Title:


General Helper


Pay Rate:


$20.40/hr. up to $25.65/hr. after qualifying period.




Hourly, Full-Time.

Second Shift 3 PM - 11 PM 


Third Shift 11 PM - 7 AM


Physical Location:


Decatur Container Plant

151 Ipsco Street,

Decatur, AL 35601

(256) 552-1700



The Job You Will Perform:


Following all safety rules and practices;

Reading factory work orders, print cards, and other documentation to learn customer requirements;

Monitor and move stock through the production area;

Identifying stock and products that correspond to work orders;

Performing assigned duties to insure that production needs are met;

Assisting other employees as needed;

Accurately using tape measures and other measurement and test equipment;

Inspecting, counting, stacking, and unitizing products according to customer specifications;

Identifying and segregating nonconforming (reject) products and materials;

Maintaining work areas to plant standards of housekeeping;

Maintaining teamwork with machine crews and other employees; and

Performing all other duties as needed assigned by the supervisor.

Physical abilities require moving up to 50 lbs., pushing stacks of corrugated sheets and standing for 8 hours.



The Skills You Will Bring:


Following all safety rules;

Maintaining all Quality checks on products as required;

A desire to learn;

Flexibility with hours worked in a fast paced environment;

General housekeeping skills around the work site;

The ability to accurately use and read measuring devices;

Reading factory orders;

The ability to stand walk, twist, lift and reach repetitively;

The ability to work well as part of a team.


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:


Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays

Retirement, and 401k Matching Program

Medical, Dental and Vision

Education and Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)

Life and Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:


Promotional opportunities;

Safety training;

Training in Leadership Principles.


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 promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.


 The Company You Will Join:


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


Our Decatur Container Facility in Decatur, Alabama is 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.


While the entry level General Helper position starts at $20.40per hour, it increases to $24.06 after the probationary period of 90 work days (plus shift differentials).  Employees can progress to Operator positions paying up to $25.83 per hour for operating the Flexo, Die Cutter or Corrugator.


 Pre-Employment process includes all candidates successfully completing an operations test, drug screening and background/employment verification prior to their start date.



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.


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DECATUR, AL, US, 35601

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 24, 2024

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