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Machine Operator


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer challenging assignments and total rewards in countries around the world. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it. Apply now and join a community that improves people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


Physical Location: Savannah Mill 

                                 1201 W Lathrop Ave Savannah, GA 31415


Compensation: Starting rate is $23.58/hr. with opportunity to quickly train and certify for higher wages.


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • On the job training to advance your career and earn higher wages
  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities including supervisory, training and safety advocate roles


Shift Schedule: Our mill is a 24/7 operation which requires flexibility. We operate on the Du-Pont 12-hour shift schedule.


The order of shifts below is starting from Monday to Sunday

DS= Day Shift, 6:15am-6:15pm

NS=Night Shift, 6:15pm-6:15am



The Job You Will Perform:

As a Paper Machine Operator, you will start in an entry-level position and perform general physical activities. You will a part of our training and certification program to learn how to monitor, adjust and control our paper machines. 


This type of training to further your career involves the physical, technical, and mechanical ability to safely perform the following:

  • General Physical Activities- Considerable use of whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials.
  • Handling and Moving Objects- Staging rail cars. Removing finished rolls, manually or by use of forklifts, and placing them on conveyors for transfer to other work areas.
  • Quality Control- Conducting tests and inspections of products or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Inspecting finished products to locate flaws and defects.
  • Monitoring, Adjusting and Controlling Equipment- Start up, shut down operating equipment and ensure proper settings upon desired outcomes or specifications. Watch monitors to detect and correct machine malfunctions. Adjust machinery as necessary to correct production problems and ensure optimal performance.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Critical Thinking-  Analyze situations and use logic to address issues
  • Mechanical Aptitude- Capacity to apply mechanical principles to solve problems
  • Active Listening-  Respect team members, take time to understand, ask questions as appropriate and retain instructions provided
  • Communication- Convey information and process instructions effectively
  • Team Player- Collaborate and work cooperatively across a multi-functional team


This Career Will Require:

  • Adaptability - Being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Dependability -Being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Self-Direction- Demonstration of initiative and willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges with minimal supervision
  • Stress Tolerance- Accepting feedback, being calm and effective during high-stress situations
  • Self-Motivation- Establishing and maintaining challenging goals and exerting effort toward training and moving up to the next position. Use feedback of performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Persistence-  Persistence in the face of obstacles


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 2021 were $19.4 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.

Savannah, GA  31415

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Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  May 14, 2024

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