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Plant Lead 1


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Position Title:           Plant Lead 1  


Pay Rate:                   $29.82/hr


Category/Shift:        Hourly Full-Time (Swing Shift, 12 noon – 8:30 pm, Monday – Friday)


Physical Location:   1225 6th Avenue N, Kent, WA 98032


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Responsible for ensuring all safety, production processes, policies and standards, and quality expectations are met
  • Responsible for ensuring all safety processes and policies are followed daily based on EHS and OSHA guidelines
  • Execute daily objectives established by management by directing production employees and monitoring progress of assigned task
  • Lead plant Safety Committee designed to improve safe working environment by implementing processes and training
  • Serve as member of plant leadership team and a role model for employees regarding on-the-job behavior, integrity, fairness and positive work attitudes
  • Serve as a functional Safety Coordinator, to ensure all plant EHS and OSHA documents are completed and maintained
  • Ensure that plant employees are working in a safe manner
  • Conduct daily toolbox meetings when plant management is not available
  • Ensures the correct methods and procedures are followed and remain compliant with Employee Handbook at all times
  • Assign daily production duties to plant personnel in the absence of management
  • Ensure daily reports are accurately completed and submitted as required
  • Ensure inventory levels are at or below target levels
  • Ensure that bales are inspected and monitored for any quality, integrity or downgrade issues
  • Ensure that trailer unloading meets quality and accuracy requirements as well as the 48 hour turn-around time from full to empty
  • Ensure rail cars are loaded on-time per the rail load schedule
  • Ensure daily plant housekeeping meets plant standards by coordinating housekeeping activities
  • Ensure daily PM sheets are completed
  • Maintain teamwork atmosphere for all employees
  • Coordinates all activities for assigned area to include employee’s understanding of duties, shifting manpower needs, communicating of time constraints & assignments, completing supporting operational paperwork for all areas
  • Performs inspection of wrap-up activities and attend briefings with Supervisor and Plant Manager, to review operational concerns
  • Maintains smooth, continuous, efficient operation, assisting team in any function/role as needed
  • Backfill any positions in the plant as needed
  • Ensure plant member adherence to all policies, rules and requirements; coach team members as appropriate
  • Communicate and document all contractor and visitor training
  • Ensure PM sheets are completed, signed, and turned into management
  • Communicate PM needs to Manager and Superintendent
  • Communicate any injuries, near-miss opportunities, or building damage immediately to management
  • Performs inspection of wrap-up activities and attends briefings with Supervisor and Plant Manager, to review operational concerns
  • Maintains smooth, continuous, efficient operation, assisting team in any function/role as needed
  • Backfill any positions in the plant as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to attend PIT Training, Loader Training, Lock-out/Tag-Out
  • Ability to operate/monitor the following equipment: Baler, In-feed Conveyors, Loader, Forklift


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work any shift as needed
  • Ability to work overtime/weekends as needed
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to lift heavy materials
  • Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills
  • Process improvement mindset
  • Proficiency with prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines
  • Pride in reliability and working with a team
  • Proven commitment to safety and safety process
  • Experience meeting and implementing OSHA guidelines
  • Experience in process development
  • Must have behavior flexibility to adapt to changing work demands and priorities.
  • Fosters positive relationships with employees, vendors, and customers
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability of use computers on daily basis to perform simple tasks of email communication, use of company multi-line phone system, use of fax/copier machines, and data entry on company’s software and MS Office suite (Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel preferred)


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Tuition Assistance, 3 weeks of Paid Vacation after a year (may take 1 weeks after 6 mos.) and 11 Paid Holidays per year, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance,  and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets.



The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training, promotional opportunities


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, 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. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and 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 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting

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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Kent  WA  98032

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Kent, WA, US, 98032

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Apr 25, 2024

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