Hourly Production Associate

International Paper Company

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. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.

Position Title:  Hourly Production Associate

Pay Rate:

  • $22.42/hr to start. 
  • $24.48/hr after successful completion of 90 day probationary period.
  • *Based on work schedule typical pay averages $4000 per month to start (48/36 hours/pay period).  


Start Date: July 2023


  • Hourly Full-Time (Rotating 12hr shifts- 14 days on and 14 days off per month. Includes 7 consecutive days off.)

Physical Location: 

  • Cedar River Mill 4600 C St SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

 The Job You Will Perform:

  • Support mill process operators in making paper as you train to become a Papermaker
  • Support all mill housekeeping and grounds maintenance as required.
  • Makes process rounds for preventative maintenance and process checks.
  • Communicates through written shift logs, verbal shift relief, process checklists and the mill log.
  • Assists other team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality.
  • Maintains and develops team relationships.
  • Develops cross-functional process skills.
  • Supports other areas of the mill as needed in flowing to work.
  • Must be able to wear all required safety equipment.
  • Standing and walking: 80% of shift time.
  • Lifting: Up to 50 pounds
  • Carrying periodically tools and equipment.
  • Push/Pull: Assist in pushing 7,000 pound rolls; assist in pulling 6,000-7,000 pound machine clothing.
  • Climb: Stairs, ladders, into tanks.
  • Other: Upper body mobility in order to drive roll grab/bale grab, skid loader.
  • Some assignments require kneeling; crouching and twisting while installing machine clothing and threading machine

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Two years previous manufacturing or like experience and/or two years post-high school education or military service.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to carry out physical tasks of job functions.
  • Ability to safely work with industrial chemicals.
  • Proven record of safe work practices.

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental Benefits
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Quarterly Continuous Process Allowance (3%)
  • Gainsharing Program

The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities 

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 wants you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, and experiences to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.  IP has many Employee Network Circles including IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and African American ENC.

 The Company You Will Join:

International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging and pulp.  We improve people’s lives, the plant and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


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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. 

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