Georgia-Pacific is now hiring Production Operators in our Gypsum plant in Savannah, GA. As a Production Operator, you will be responsible for using hand tools (i.e., blowers, shovels, brooms) to clean up debris in and around machines to ensure a safe work environment for all employees. You will also support machine operators and learn to operate production equipment. This entry-level position offers opportunities to advance as new skills are acquired and openings occur. Operators work in an industrial environment that is hot, humid, and noisy and work around dust grease, oil and other chemical substances. This is a non-climate-controlled facility, meaning temperatures can be very high in the summer, and cold in the winter. If you want to be a part of a team that works safely, produces a quality product, and provides ongoing learning opportunities, this may be the job for you!
Our Production Operators start at $21.50 per hour and will operate on 12-hour rotating shifts on days and nights with weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, we have opportunities for bonuses after 6 months and 1 year of employment.
What You Will Do In Your Role
- Operate equipment to defined standards and product specification targets
- Monitor and/or entry into computer control systems
- Troubleshoot equipment to optimize production
- Perform basic asset care duties to include routine preventative maintenance and cleaning of work area
- Work as a team to help meet or exceed production, waste, quality, and safety goals
- Operate and/or work around mobile equipment that ranges from forklifts to heavy equipment
- Maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, to include wearing safety equipment
- Perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to twelve (12) hours a day, in a loud/noisy, and industrial, high-volume environment
The Experience You Will Bring
- Ability to work in an industrial environment as described in the position
- Six (6) months of work history
What Will Put You Ahead
- Experience using a computer, tablet, or smart device
- Experience troubleshooting equipment in a manufacturing setting
- High School Diploma or GED
- Experience operating a heavy load forklift
- One (1) year or more of experience working in a manufacturing, industrial, agricultural, or military environment OR completion of post high school education in a manufacturing/industrial centered program
Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.
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