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Utility Person

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Laurens, SC, US, 29360

Company: International Paper

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Job Title: Utility Person



International Paper Laurens Container

  • Successful candidates must be available to work 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Moderate to heavy lifting and frequent bending
  • Weekend work and overtime is expected
  • Starting pay is $15.38/ hour (if Performance permits will raise to $18.63-19.61/hr. after 60 day probation)
  • .25/hr. differential for 2nd and 3rd shift
  • Full Benefit Package


Utility Persons fill in throughout the Converting or Corrugator departments in entry level positions.


  • Works at the direction of the operator.
  • Obtains required waste dunnage for top and bottom protector sheets for units.
  • Obtains required load tags for correct order identification.
  • Makes ready the load former for production run.
  • Assist helper and operator in house cleaning work.
  • Assist in clearing machine jams when necessary.
  • Completes Helper’s duties when appropriate or instructed to do so.
  • Performs the “Top Box per Unit” quality check by folding up a box in the open position and checking for quality defects such as; glue joint, print quality, correct folding of all scores, and quality of board.



  • Responsible to the department supervisor for the quality and quantity of work produced.
  • Operates the control panel for the down stacker.
  • Makes designated quality checks on all orders including checks for multiple outs.
  • Reports any non-conforming spec. to the Knife Operator.
  • Discards any waste generated from paper changes as well as any defects observed throughout the run. 
  • Moves plastic tubes into place to receive stacks of sheets.
  • Properly marks each stack of sheets with the correct identification.
  • Releases loads for the stock handler.
  • Maintains good housekeeping.
  • Reports any safety hazards and unsafe acts to the department supervisor.


Qualified applicants may apply at the State Employment locations or at


International Paper Company is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.


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. 

Laurens SC 29360 

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina