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Forklift Operator

Company: International Paper
Location: Decatur
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title:Forklift OperatorPay Rate:$20.00/hr. up to $25.83/hr. after qualifying periodCategory/Shift:Hourly, Full-TimeNights - Shift C 11 pm- 7 am,Swing Shifts - rotating days, Shift A - 7 am-3pm, Shift B - 3 pm-11 pmThe plant currently operates 24/7 with 8 hour shifts (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm swing shifts, fixed night shift 11pm-7am) but we anticipate moving to a 12 hour shift program as soon as staffing levels allow to give all employes an enhanced work-life balance. Physical Location:Decatur Container Plant151 Ipsco Street,Decatur, AL 35601(256) 552-1700The Job You Will Perform:Load and unload trailersComplete pre-start forklift maintenance inspection reportFollow proper trailer loading and unloading lock-out/tag-out procedureComplete receiving report to accurately record materials receivedSubmit receiving reports after trailer is unloadedComplete load sheet to accurately record the grades, bale count, loading start/stop times for finished goods on outbound shipmentsComplete and submit load sheet at completion of shipmentFollow proper trailer loading and unloading lock-out/tag-out procedureUnderstand and follow load pattern according to trailer, railcarOther duties as assigned.The Skills You Will Bring:Following all safety rules;Previous forklift operating experience in an industrial manufacturing or other labor intensive work experience is requiredA background as an order picker is preferredCorrugated industry manufacturing environment preferredKnow what a monotrol pedal is and how it operatesBe able to multitask in a very fast paced environmentBe computer literate and operate RF scanning equipmentMaintaining all Quality checks on products as requiredA desire to learnFlexibility with hours worked in a fast paced environmentGeneral housekeeping skills around the work siteThe ability to accurately use and read measuring devicesReading factory ordersThe ability to stand walk, twist, lift and reach repetitivelyThe ability to work well as part of a teamHigh school diploma / GED preferredMust be 18 years of age or olderDrug screen, background/reference check and health screening requiredThe Benefits You Will Enjoy:Paid time off including Vacation and HolidaysRetirement, and 401k Matching ProgramMedical, Dental and VisionEducation and Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)Life and Disability InsuranceThe Career You Will Build:Promotional opportunities;Safety training;Training in Leadership Principles.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 Decatur Container Facility in Decatur, Alabama is 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.While the entry level Forklift Operators position starts at $18.72 per hour, it increases to $22.59 after the probationary period of 90 work days (plus shift differentials). Employees can progress to other positions with higher rates of pay as they progress.Pre-Employment process includes all candidates successfully completing an operations test, drug screening and background/employment verification prior to their start date.Successful candidates must be available to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. Must be willing and able to work daily and weekly overtime, including weekends as business conditions require. At times, employees are required to work overtime without notice.The plant currently operates 24/7 with 8 hour shifts (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm swing shifts, fixed night shift 11pm-7am) but we anticipate moving to a 12 hour shift program as soon as staffing levels allow. (With this, the team will work 3 consecutive shifts, followed by 4 days off, 3 shifts, then 7 days off, 3 shifts, and 4 days off, and 3 shifts and 1 day off.) This shift schedule offers two 4-day weekends and a full 7-day break in every 4-week rotation and will be fixed on either day or night shift.)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.Location:

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