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Machine Operator, Helper, Assistant ($18.78 - $25.60) - Signing Bonus


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.


Our St. Louis Container, Fenton MO Facility 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 utility position starts at $18.78 per hour, it increases to $21.55 after the probationary period of 90 work days.  Employees can progress to operator positions paying up to $25.60 per hour for operating the EVOL Flexo, United Die Cutter or Corrugator.


Successful candidates must be available to work 2nd or 3rd shift. Must be willing and able to work daily and weekly overtime, including weekends as business conditions require.  At times, employees are required to work overtime without notice. 


Primary duties/responsibilities include:

  • 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.




  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Desire and motivation to work in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to accurately use and read measuring device.
  • Applicants must be able to stand, walk and be able to reach at or below shoulder level, frequent twisting, bending and lifting from the ground; repetitive lifting. 


International Paper offers an excellent wage and benefit package including health, life, dental insurance, vacation, holiday pay and a 401k savings plan.



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. 



Fenton, MO, US, 63026

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 25, 2022

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