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Production Operator / Mill Reserve

Production Operator / Mill Reserve

Country:  United States
City:  Cloquet
State:  Minnesota
Location:  Mill Cloquet
Department:  Plant Manager
Posting date:  Jun 26, 2024

Sappi North America
Sappi Cloquet, established in 1898, produces high-quality graphic papers used in premium magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail and high-end print advertising for the fashion, automotive and travel industries, as well as speciality papers. Cloquet manufactures Verve, a dissolving pulp used for the textile and home goods markets. Energy saving and clean water initiatives at Cloquet have won environmental recognition, aligning with the mill's commitment to sustainability.

Sappi North America
Sappi Cloquet, established in 1898, produces high-quality graphic papers used in premium magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail and high-end print advertising for the fashion, automotive and travel industries, as well as speciality papers. Cloquet manufactures Verve, a dissolving pulp used for the textile and home goods markets. Energy saving and clean water initiatives at Cloquet have won environmental recognition, aligning with the mill's commitment to sustainability.

The purpose of the Mill Reserve position is to provide relief to production employees. This is a full-time bargaining unit position, with a starting wage of $27.52/hour offering a full benefits package.  The normal schedule for this position is a 12-hour rotating shift schedule.  The four on, four off schedule will include two 12 hour day shifts, followed by two 12 hour midnight shifts.  The Cloquet Mill operates 24/7.  

 

Job Requirements:

  • Strict adherence to safety rules, policies, and best practices.

  • Wear proper safety equipment which will include safety glasses, steel toed boots/shoes, and may require hard hat, respirator, face shield or gloves.

  • Work cooperatively as a part of a team.

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work area.

 

Duties may include:

  • Operate machinery such as fork/clamp trucks, overhead cranes, and other heavy equipment.

  • Feed raw materials into production machinery.

  • Monitor the production process, to include frequent computer use with multiple screens.

  • Inspect finished products for defects to ensure quality standards are met.

  • Maintain logs and records.

  • Perform minor maintenance activities.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged exposure to noise, heat, dust and dirt. 

  • Working around and with heavy, fast moving equipment and chemicals.

  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the entire body.  This will include climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, carrying, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing/pulling, squatting, and stooping.

 

Preferred Experience and Licenses:

  • State Boiler License highly preferred, or ability to obtain licensure.

  • Experience safely using forklifts or other heavy equipment preferred.

  • Shiftwork experience.

  • Experience working in a physically demanding role and/or in an industrial manufacturing/paper mill setting

The purpose of the Mill Reserve position is to provide relief to production employees. This is a full-time bargaining unit position, with a starting wage of $27.52/hour offering a full benefits package.  The normal schedule for this position is a 12-hour rotating shift schedule.  The four on, four off schedule will include two 12 hour day shifts, followed by two 12 hour midnight shifts.  The Cloquet Mill operates 24/7.  

 

Job Requirements:

  • Strict adherence to safety rules, policies, and best practices.

  • Wear proper safety equipment which will include safety glasses, steel toed boots/shoes, and may require hard hat, respirator, face shield or gloves.

  • Work cooperatively as a part of a team.

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work area.

 

Duties may include:

  • Operate machinery such as fork/clamp trucks, overhead cranes, and other heavy equipment.

  • Feed raw materials into production machinery.

  • Monitor the production process, to include frequent computer use with multiple screens.

  • Inspect finished products for defects to ensure quality standards are met.

  • Maintain logs and records.

  • Perform minor maintenance activities.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged exposure to noise, heat, dust and dirt. 

  • Working around and with heavy, fast moving equipment and chemicals.

  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the entire body.  This will include climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, carrying, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing/pulling, squatting, and stooping.

 

Preferred Experience and Licenses:

  • State Boiler License highly preferred, or ability to obtain licensure.

  • Experience safely using forklifts or other heavy equipment preferred.

  • Shiftwork experience.

  • Experience working in a physically demanding role and/or in an industrial manufacturing/paper mill setting

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ABOUT SAPPI

Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.

HR Contact for Questions:

Name:  Jennifer Hoffman
Email:  danna.skull@sappi.com
Telephone number:  (218) 879-0623

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