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Baler Operator

International Paper

International Paper

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Position Title:

Baler Operator

Pay Rate:



Hourly Full-Time / 3rd shift: 11pm to 7am

Physical Location:

Columbus Box Plant

4847 Cargo Drive

Columbus, Georgia 31907

The Job You Will Perform:

  • following all safety rules and practices;
  • accurately weighing waste bales, and recording bale weights on bale tallies;
  • loading waste bales into rail cars; sweeping up trim from bales
  • feeding waste into the shredder / hogger;
  • obtaining waste loads from production areas as directed;
  • maintaining a clean and organized baler room;
  • loading seconds and other non-shredded waste into trucks for shipment;
  • working with returned goods;
  • cleaning the baler and notifying maintenance of problems as necessary;
  • responsible for cleaning the rail dock area per designated schedule
  • ensure all bumpers have been replaced as well as all packing material brought in from rail cars have been disposed of.
  • daily inspection lift sheet and report any structural or forklift damage immediately.
  • daily cleaning out the overflow box;
  • daily cleaning out the box behind the chute and the area in front of the chute;
  • daily cleaning out the twister / inserter box;
  • daily blowing out the radiator;
  • daily cleaning out behind the ram following safe practices;
  • daily blowing off or vacuuming the baler exterior;
  • daily sweeping/maintaining of the baler room floors inside and outside; and
  • salvaging materials for protection sheets and other uses;
  • receiving materials and supplies; and
  • Performing other duties as directed.

Starch Maker reports to the Corrugator supervisor

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 Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, 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. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly 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 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.

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.