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Forklift Operator


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


International Paper has an immediate need for night shift Forklift Operators at our Tampa box plant!  We offer an innovative work schedule, excellent wage and benefit package, and advancement opportunities.


We are looking for motivated individuals who are capable of performing a multitude of functions in a flexible, fast-paced production environment. Our workplace requires individuals who understand the needs of the business while maintaining a focus on safety, customer satisfaction, quality and productivity.


A one-time bonus of $1,000 will be offered to new hires paid over a 6-month period; $500 after 30 days of employment and $500 after 6 months of continuous employment. Also, $500 paid upon completion of 1-year continuous employment.


Candidates should have the qualifications listed.


Job Description:

Safely operate a sit down forklift, verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments, and prepare items for shipment. Duties include shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material, computer skills, ability to effectively use scanning equipment and arranging for the transportation of products. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment and must be available to work holidays, weekends, and overtime. 

Work schedule: This position will be on night shift. The plant operates 24/7 with 12 hour shifts (7am-7pm, 7pm-7am) on a 2-2-3 shift schedule. (The team will work 2 consecutive shifts, followed by 2 days off, 3 shifts, then 2 days off, 2 shifts, and 3 days off.) This shift schedule offers a 3-day weekend every other week.



Key Responsibilities:

• Load and unload trailers

• Complete pre-start forklift maintenance inspection report

• Follow proper trailer loading and unloading lock-out/tag-out procedure

• Complete receiving report to accurately record materials received

• Submit receiving reports after trailer is unloaded

• Complete load sheet to accurately record the grades, bale count, loading start/stop times for finished goods on outbound shipments

• 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

• Other duties as assigned




Minimum of 2 years forklift experience required

• Previous forklift operating experience in an industrial manufacturing or other labor intensive work experience is required

• A background as an order picker is preferred

• Corrugated industry manufacturing environment preferred

• Know what a monotrol pedal is and how it operates

• Be able to multitask in a very fast paced environment

• Be computer literate and operate RF scanning equipment

• High school diploma / GED preferred

• Must be 18 years of age or older

• Drug screen, background/reference check and health screening required

• Must pass AON Operations Test



Compensation:  $23.19/hour + shift differential if applicable

Location: Tampa, FL 33610


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. 

Tampa FL 33610 


Tampa, FL, US, 33610

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 19, 2022

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