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Entry Level Production Operator


“Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the right roles with the right skills and values.'' - Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

At Georgia-Pacific, we don’t believe that a job is just simply a job. We see each role as a career and a way to advance your knowledge and expertise to not only better your life, but your community as a whole. If you are someone who wants to work for a company that will value your skills and ideas, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. 

Start your career as a Production Operator at our Fort Dodge, IA facility. Georgia-Pacific offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, 401(k), accident and sickness, paid holidays and vacations, as well as overtime opportunities. This is an entry level position starting at $19.51 per hour – (pay rate increase opportunities within 4 weeks as operators trained and develop new skills)

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Ensuring that machines are set up properly and performing optimally
  • Troubleshooting and making machine adjustments as needed
  • Contributing to the site’s safety record by ensuring the team works safely
  • Performing basic asset care duties and routine preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Working as a team to help meet or exceed production, waste and quality goals
  • Cleaning work area throughout assigned shifts to ensure an orderly and safe environment
  • Performing tasks such as lifting (up to 50 pounds), walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for at least twelve 12 hours a day in a hot, humid, cold, and noisy industrial environment
  • Maintaining strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, including wearing safety equipment
  • Work flexible starting times, rotating shifts, holidays, weekends and overtime as needed

What Will Put You Ahead 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least one (1) year of previous experience working in a production, warehouse, industrial, farming, construction, manufacturing or military environment
  • Experience identifying, analyzing and troubleshooting quality issues
  • Experience troubleshooting equipment
  • Experience working with construction materials i.e. lumber, gypsum, plaster, brick, insulation, etc.

Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 

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