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General Labor Associate - Wallula Box Plant

Company: Packaging Corporation of America
Location: Wallula
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust
Individuals hired as a general labor associate for our box plant in Wallula will be hired and trained to work in either the corrugator and/or converting department. The successful candidates will join our highly-ranked team and learn about our business, culture and expectations. The hourly rates vary based on department and position ranging from $23.61 to $28.41 upon qualification. The entry level training position is $21.42 through the introductory period and qualification process of 60 working days.

We offer a very competitive benefits package and gainshare program.


  • Sets up converting and/or corrugator accurately in accordance with proper setup techniques.
  • Inspects all material before and after run to ensure that any necessary repairs are made before the next run.
  • Monitors box quality, including, but not limited to, loose liner, warp, correct size, and print.
  • Check rolls for damage.
  • Maximize the utilization of equipment by operating the machinery at available capacity and speed.
  • Assist others within the crew with job duties on the machine.
  • Complete necessary data entry and reports in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to: Production Data, Machine Operational Status, Safety Data, Quality Data.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Submit maintenance work orders through BPMS for needed repairs.
  • Complete annual food packaging safety training.
  • Report any discovered food packaging safety risks or concerns.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Individuals accepting qualify in the top ladder position within a twelve calendar months.

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Demonstrated consistent, two-year stable work history.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts (Typically 8 hour shifts rotating 2 weeks days, 1 week swing, 2 weeks grave, 1 week swing).
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice, both during the week and weekends.
  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment, with varying temperatures.
  • Ability to cross train and advance machine operation skills and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to recognize sounds of moving equipment and machinery for safety purposes and identifying machine issues.
  • Work with constant noise at a level requiring the use of hearing protection.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read a tape measure, factory orders, print instructions and audit product.
  • Ability to perform simple math calculations and enter data in to the computer.
  • Ability to verify proper ink usage.
  • Ability to occasionally lift/carry up to 50 pounds; as well as being willing and able to stand/walk constantly.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Continuous education and/or trade school.
  • Previous leadership responsibilities.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be solutions oriented and proactive.
  • Previous corrugated experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and work as a cohesive team member.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.
  • Ability to work within a team and effectively communicate with members.
  • Mechanical aptitude, ability to read a tape measure and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to maneuver through computer programs to access information and enter accurate information.
  • Self-starter, ability to troubleshoot machinery and solutions oriented.
  • Ability to work swing or graveyard shifts which is where the openings are.

All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Keywords: Packaging Corporation of America, Yakima , General Labor Associate - Wallula Box Plant, Other , Wallula, Washington

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