Logging

Woodyard Operator

International Paper

Prattville, AL

Full-Time

$41,400 - $55,200 Salary

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Woodyard Operator 

PL3 Pay Rate: 

$41,400 – 55,200

  • Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.
  • Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards.

Category/Shift: 

Non-Exempt/Full Time

Physical Location: 

Prattville, AL

The Job You Will Perform: 

  • Assume pro-active role in the Facility Safety program.
  • Maintain reports / records on computer equipment as required.
  • Operate knuckleboom loader, front end loader, tractor, dump truck, aerial lift, or other log handling equipment to ensure efficient loading and unloading of logs.
  • Operate utility vehicles to perform clean-up duties.
  • Conduct routine and preventive maintenance procedures on all woodyard equipment.
  • Perform downtime maintenance repairs.
  • Complete maintenance and inspection reports.
  • Perform clean-up and housekeeping activities.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

OTHER:

  • Must be able to work the hours 6AM till 3PM M-F and Saturday as scheduled (generally 1 per month or as mill needs dictate).
  • Must be able to work in extremely adverse conditions with high degree of irritation from moisture, heat, cold, and dust.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including unscheduled overtime, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to travel to other work sites and provide personal means of transportation to these sites if required.
  • Must be willing to perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Work safely; follow safety rules, wear all safety PPE.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate ability or commensurate experience to operate and maintain equipment which may include, but is not limited to, knuckleboom loader, utility tractor, on-site tractor-trailer, dump truck, wheel loader, aerial man lift, and any other log handling or maintenance equipment as required.

Perform maintenance and repair activities: 

  • Demonstrate ability to safely and professionally perform mechanical repairs on yard components, maintenance equipment, irrigation systems, and any other as required.
  • Execute safe and proficient use of hand and power tools.
  • Perform as an engaged team member within a team framework.
  • Employ interpersonal skills that enhance the “team” approach to work and problem solving.
  • Adhere to the International Paper principle of treating all persons with dignity and respect.
  • Perform basic computer skill activities as required including recordkeeping and report completion, administering personal data and benefits requirements.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Work safely; follow safety rules, wear all safety PPE.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate ability or commensurate experience to operate and maintain equipment which may include, but is not limited to, knuckleboom loader, utility tractor, on-site tractor-trailer, dump truck, wheel loader, aerial man lift, and any other log handling or maintenance equipment as required.
  • Perform maintenance and repair activities: Demonstrate ability to safely and professionally perform mechanical repairs on yard components, maintenance equipment, irrigation systems, and any other as required.
  • Execute safe and proficient use of hand and power tools.
  • Perform as an engaged team member within a team framework.
  • Employ interpersonal skills that enhance the “team” approach to work and problem solving.
  • Adhere to the International Paper principle of treating all persons with dignity and respect.
  • Perform basic computer skill activities as required including recordkeeping and report completion, administering personal data and benefits requirements.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

SAFETY:

  • Must have a safe attitude and follow OSHA, International Paper, and any other applicable regulations.
  • Must wear and become certified to use all required personal protective equipment.

Examples of PPE include:

  • Orange hard hat
  • Hi viz safety vest
  • Hearing protection / ear plugs
  • Safety eye wear protection
  • Foot protection / steel-toed boots
  • Any other equipment required to do a job safely.
  • Report all injuries immediately.
  • Report company and producer equipment damages.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires variable amounts of time sitting per shift, up to twelve hours.
  • Climbing may also be required for maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Knuckleboom loader operations and maintenance may require work to be performed outside catwalks with the use of fall protection at heights up to 30 feet.
  • Climbing ladders with height of 20 feet or more for performance of routine maintenance and loader operation is required.
  • Loader operation requires simultaneous movement of hands and feet.
  • Loader operation requires, at minimum, a normal depth perception vision.
  • Required movement to operate the joystick controller for loader operation includes pushing and pulling.
  • Frequent left and right rotation of the neck is necessary to view loading and unloading operations.
  • Work may occasionally require physical effort in lifting heavy items.
  • Occasionally, considerable effort is required to move a heavy part in place or lift a heavy tool. Required movement may include, but is not limited to, carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Pushing, pulling, twisting, kneeling, and bending may also be required for clean-up duties.
  • In addition to lifting and carrying, maintenance and repair activities may require twisting, pushing, kneeling, bending, crawling, reaching, and balancing.
  • Walking distances of several hundred yards while carrying maintenance or service tools.
  • Perform other duties and physical responsibilities as required.

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term Disability, 401(k) and/or Pension (where applicable), Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets.

The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities

The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.

The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.

The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.