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Production Helper


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, the nation’s premier producer of corrugated containers is currently accepting applications for hourly production positions at its Houston, MS plant located at 511 3rd St., Houston, MS.

We are currently seeking skilled machine operators with industrial manufacturing experience. FFG/Diecutter Helper position pay rate is $19.70/hr and we are currently offering a $1,000 sign on bonus.  Your compensation also includes generous benefits packages including company-subsidized healthcare for you and your family, paid vacation, 401(k) and retirement plans.

We are a fast paced, industrial environment, but if you are an experienced manufacturing machine operator, you will enjoy working in our environment. These jobs are rewarding, both personally and financially, to people who like to run machinery fast and solve mechanical problems on the fly and want to be a part of a very successful operation.

Come join a winner and have a challenging career in an operation that rewards high performance and provides a stable work environment. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Required to learn and perform the following functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Set up the machine according to machine specific procedures.
  • Make necessary adjustments during set up and run to ensure quality work.
  • Monitors quality throughout the production run.
  • Completes the box Quality check required on each order.
  • Follow all Lock out and Try procedures.
  • Enters production data into computer.
  • Keep machine from jam ups.
  • Report significant and major mechanical failure to department supervisor immediately.
  • Machinery can run up to speeds of 360 pieces per minute.
  • Works in close proximity to electrical, hydraulic and mechanical energy sources.
  • Ensures correct unit configuration per customer requirements.
  • Clean up housekeeping procedures.
  • Work rotating shifts and or  3rd shift.
  • Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to read a tape measure.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Counting and stacking finished product
  • Reading factory orders
  • Accurately reading tape measures, gauges and other test equipment
  • Utilizing basic shop math
  • Inspecting and accurately completing quality and administrative documents
  • Clean up functions such as blowing down the machine, wiping off shafts, cleaning ink systems, vacuuming and sweeping the machine area, and picking up and shredding miscellaneous scrap
  • High school diploma or state registered GED preferred


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. 

Houston MS 38851 


HOUSTON, MS, US, 38851

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Dec 2, 2021

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