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General Laborer

Company: International Paper
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description General Job Description: Identify the "Fundamental Job Duties" & The Function Requiring This Position to Exist The overall function of the Baler, as bales of bags come from the conveyor at the discharge end of the bag machine, is to stack bales on pallets according to specifications. The Baler may be responsible for stacking bales at as many as 6 bag machines throughout the shift. It is essential to refer to the production sheet for instructions regarding stacking pattern, height of stack, whether layers must be glued and any other special instructions. Each machine runs a different order, therefore, it is essential to adhere to each machine---s stacking specifications. It is essential to move from machine to machine throughout the shift, and constantly monitor the machine outfeed as the bales of bags are being discharged. Once a full pallet is achieved, it is essential to move an empty pallet onto the rollers to renew the stacking process. It is essential to move full pallets along the rollers to make room for the next pallet and position for forklift pickup. Essential to check glue supply, fill small squeeze bottles from the parent tank, essential to scrape glue residue from the machine, empty trash cans at the end of the shift, which are picked up and dumped into bins. Some orders require gluing logos to bale, and glue application is required. When stacking specific (usually smaller) bales, it is essential to apply plastic strapping to bundles by depressing a foot pedal to activate the automated strapper. Essential to replace strapping spools as required. At the end of the shift, essential to review the operator---s production report, make copies of the report and return them to the operater. May be essential to work in the ---kitchen--- area, shoveling out drain, cleaning (hosing) mop heads. Essential to place paper under ink pans, by picking up the ink pan, sliding paper beneath the pan to catch ink spills. Essential to change this paper as needed, using a utility knife to cut the paper. On certain orders, it is essential to ---wrap--- bales, cutting wrapping paper to size, wrapping 2 bales together and using tape to secure the package. It is essential to occasionally retrieve pallets, using a pallet jack to move the pallets to the machine center. Some machine discharge areas are equipped with vacu-lifts, which are vacuum type devices utilized to remove bales from the conveyor to the rollers, and these devices must be held onto tightly to prevent ---kickback--- which occurs when the device grasps onto the bale. There are 19 different bag machines, creating 10 different size bags, and multiple size bales. Bales are removed from the machine discharge rollers at approximately 3--- to 40--- height, are stacked on pallets over rollers from a 12--- to 40--- height. The bundler table is 36--- high, the strapper housing is tipped down to floor level where plastic strapping spools are loaded, and these spools weigh 30 and 36 lbs. The paper dispenser is at approximately a 3--- height. When handling the vacu-lift, essential to reach up to a 75--- height to grasp handle to pull the device down to the bundles at the outfeed rollers, the vacu-lift then suctions the bundles and the baler moves the bundle attached to the vacu-lift to the conveyor roller, stacks the bundle and releases the vacu-lift. Essential to adhere to all company policies and procedures pertaining to production, attendance and safety. Essential to attend meetings as required. Essential to work overtime including pre-shift, post-shift and weekends, as required. Responsibilities Perform assembly work and operate manufacturing equipment Follow safety guidelines & procedures Identify continuous improvement opportunities Work Environment and Essential Physical Demands You must be able to perform physically demanding work for extended periods of time, up to 12 hours a day. This includes but is not limited to: Frequently and repetitively lift, push and carry up to 50pounds. Frequently and repetitively bend, lift and reach 25 to 50pounds. Stoop, lay, bend, reach, squat, kneel, crouch, twist and crawl for extended periods of time. Potential exposure to confined spaces You must be able to perform assembly work and receive safety signals using sight, touch, and hearing. You will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to safety glasses, steel toe boots, and ear pods. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $19.89 per Hour COVID-19 considerations: All staff must wear mask. Company Description Great Benefits and 401 K Pension Plan , Plenty of Room to Learn and Grow within International Paper, Company also Offers Medical, Dental and Vision Plans. Paid Vacation after one Year Of Service.

Keywords: International Paper, La Mirada , General Laborer, Other , La Mirada, California

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