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General Laborer

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Kapstone Container Corporation, Cedar Rapids, is a union facility which manufactures corrugated board to produce shipping containers and POP displays. All union positions start at entry level, general labor, assisting machine operators and various departments throughout the plant.

Abilities required to perform the essential job functions:

  • Must be available to work any shift.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Withstand varying degrees of humidity and heat up to 120 degrees in the summer and the cold in winter.
  • Perform long days of repetitive work while standing.
  • Twist, bend, reach, squat and kneel repetitively.
  • Push and pull on occasion up to 1000 lbs. on a conveyor.
  • Read, speak, write and understand English.
  • Keep up with the stress and fast pace of machine production.
  • Read and use decimal/fraction tape measure, read specs and follow directions.
  • Understand basic math, mechanical aptitude and space visualization

Job Requirements:

  • Work safely
  • Must be able to perform long hours of repetitious work such as breaking apart corrugated pieces/pads, sorting and reworking corrugated product or hand gluing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. to retrieve cutting dies, printing plated, ink buckets and corrugated bundles by grasping.
  • Must be able to twist and bend repetitively, up to 90 degrees in both directions.
  • Must be able to reach above shoulders, squat, kneel, and climb stairs throughout the entire day to retrieve dies/plates, to carry moderate loads, and to do whatever else is needed.
  • Must be able to push and pull on occasion up to 1000 pounds on the conveyors.
  • You may be needed for other duties, not all inclusive, such as painting, weighing scrap carts, cleaning, sidewalk shoveling, housekeeping, feeding the baler, assisting on multiple machines throughout the day.
  • Must be able to work in humidity and heat in the summer.
  • Must be able to work in an atmosphere that may contain paper dust and possible propane fumes from trucks.
  • Must be available to work any of the shifts (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) during your entire career with KCC.
  • Must be willing to work overtime up to 12 hours, as needed
  • Must be willing to work Saturdays and/or Sundays, as needed
  • Must have basic PC skills
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills, but not required:

  • High School diploma or GED/Equivalent
  • 12 + months - manufacturing or production experience
  • Clamp and/or forklift experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Operate computerized industrial machinery
  • 12+ Months of Industry Experience / Knowledge of computerized print, flexo and die cut machines and/or corrugator.

Application Instructions:

Apply online via the Kapstone Paper website under the careers section. http://www.kapstonepaper.com/careers/

Posted 08/04/17

Job ID: 25398273