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Job Description



Job Title / Rate


Shipper / $21.89 per hour

Reports to

Plant Superintendent

Job Purpose

To perform advanced level material handling for material processing in the facility


Umbrella responsibilities of all employees:

  • Assist and support implementation of EHS initiatives and strategies to reduce risk including but not limited to the areas of: OSHA, ergonomics, injury / illness reduction, hazard communication, environmental, emergency preparedness, and general employee safety
  • Supports LIFE areas, Safety Leading Indicators and Global Program Elements
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Adhering to Plant policies and guidelines
  • Working safely and looking out for the safety of those around them
  • Following Safe Reliable Methods (SRMs) or Job Safety Analysis (JSAs)
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment according to plant housekeeping standards
  • Attending and participating in Plant safety meetings.
  • Managing controllable costs through proper equipment, tool and consumable usage
  • Reporting any safety or maintenance concerns


Key Responsibilities

  • Complete daily pre-start forklift maintenance inspection report (or VCR)
  • Load and unload trailers, rail cars and/or containers
  • Assist with sorting, deboxing, shredding and receiving
  • Complete load sheet to accurately record the grades, bale count, loading start/stop times for finished goods on outbound shipments
  • Assist with basic material grading
  • Complete and submit load sheet at completion of shipment
  • Follow proper trailer loading and unloading lock-out/tag-out procedure
  • Understand and follow load pattern according to trailer, railcar, bale size and weight variables
  • Assist with removing finished bales and storing in proper location
  • Complete daily weekly monthly PMs for all certified mobile equipment
  • Other duties as assigned


Personal Protective Equipment

  • Gloves, approved safety glasses, ear plugs, safety vest, hard hat, steel toed shoes. 


Equipment Operated and Monitored

  • Forklift
  • Skid Steer
  • Hand truck


Tools used

  • N/A


Information collected and exchanged

  • Communicate to dispatch when trailers are completely loaded and/or unloaded including trailer number, door number
  • Communicate with floor lead – maintenance issues, downtime, production issues, unacceptable or non-conforming loads, poor bale quality, errors on supplier tickets versus actual receipts any other issues with material being handled


Training/Registration/License/Certification requirement

  • Forklift training (Must be signed off by Lead or management personnel.)
  • Paper grade recognition training


The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the Plant.


Revised: 7/14/20







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


Phoenix, AZ, US, 85034

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  May 27, 2023

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