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Baler/Loader Operator 1


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Position Title:           Baler/Loader Operator 1


Pay Rate:                   $18.49/hr


Category/Shift:        Hourly Full-Time (1st Shift, Monday - Friday)


Physical Location:   301 S. 30th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Complete pre-start loader maintenance inspection report (or VCR)
    • Responsible for feeding paper from tipping pad to baler conveyor (all facets of loading the baler)
  • Operate balers according to brand specifications (MacPress, Enterprise, Bollegraff, IPS)
  • Load the baler utilizing either the front loader, skid steer or forklift
  • Record grade, percentage of waste in compactor dumped material
  • Monitor paper feed line
  • Monitor wire condition and feed
  • Monitor bales for mill readiness including:
    • Adequate wiring
    • Proper grade and quality
    • Weight
  • Record maintenance activity on equipment
  • Record baler downtime
  • Assist with daily weekly monthly PMs for baler and feed conveyors
  • Operate shredder and follow all NAID requirements for document destruction
  • Ensure driveway is free of material
  • Keep paper/plastic from accumulating around property fence line
  • Prevent loose paper from accumulating at the rail dock area
  • Clean pit monthly or as needed
  • Remove material build-up from incline conveyors
  • Assist with pushing material from inside bunkers onto conveyor
  • Communicate paper grade to Material Handler to ensure proper storage
  • Inform Material Handler of any rejected bales
  • Communicate with Plant Lead – maintenance issues, downtime, production issues
  • Report the completion of all paper goods to obtain alternate assignment
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment according to plant housekeeping standards
  • Attend and participate in plant safety meetings
  • Manage controllable costs through proper equipment, tool and consumable usage
  • Report any safety or maintenance concerns
  • Adhere to Plant policies and guidelines
  • Other duties may be assigned


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Ability to work any shift as needed
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Alertness, visual ability, and good communication skills
  • On-the-job success in safety, attendance & quality of work expected
  • Ability to safely replace wire spools
  • Ability to be trained on safe baler operation, including Lock-out, Tag out procedures
  • Ability to operate/monitor the following equipment: Baler, In-feed Conveyor, Forklift, Front Loader, Skid Steer


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 Disability, 401(k) and/or Pension (where applicable), Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), 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.
Phoenix  AZ  85034

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Phoenix, AZ, US, 85034

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 16, 2024

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