Production Laborer

Packaging Corporation of America

International Falls, MN


Competitive Hourly

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers – large and small – package, transport, and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

We are seeking applicants for an Entry Level Production Worker in our International Falls, MN Paper Mill. The International Falls facility is a White Paper Mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America.

Perform a variety of manufacturing tasks using production equipment to ensure steady workflow.
Ability to perform minor equipment adjustments and ensure quality checks are performed before, during, and upon completion.
May stack boxes, clean areas of the facility, or perform other general helper duties.
Move and lift heavy objects.
Maintain production and work records.
Examine products in order to verify conformance to specifications.
Clean rooms and/or work areas as needed.
Sort manufacturing materials and products.
Load and unload materials into machinery.
Load, unload, and stack products, materials, and containers.
Measure, weigh, or count products and materials.
Operate hoist, winch, and hydraulic boom.
Perform safety & equipment inspections in the manufacturing and industrial settings of the plant.
Use both hand and power tools as needed.
Correctly mark products and containers for identification purposes.

Basic Qualifications:
High School Graduate or GED.
2 out of last 4 years must have worked full or part-time.
Successful candidate must be willing to work swing and graveyard shifts, along with required overtime as needed.
Must have a strong safety background and a good attendance record.
Excellent communication and teamwork skills are essential.
Must be able to push, pull, bend, and twist repetitively.
Have an understanding that both temperatures and work volume may vary.
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous plant manufacturing experience is a plus.

The successful candidate must possess the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to be able to work well under pressure and within time constraints, multi-task, and build sound relationships with both internal and external customers.
Ability to exhibit excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and computer skills.
Capable of independently making sound decisions through creative problem-solving, ambiguity, and change.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.
Ability to read and understand technical correspondence, memos, instructions, and reports.

Tests and Board Interview:
Those selected to go through the PCA hiring process will be asked to take a series of five written tests and take part in a structured board interview.

The five written tests are all timed and involve:
Basic mechanical principles
Basic arithmetic skills
The ability to visualize three-dimensional figures
The ability to compare numbers or patterns quickly and accurately
Basic verbal ability

The interview will be conducted by a four-person board and involves a review of each candidate’s:
Work history
Achievements and accomplishments
Knowledge and skill acquisition
Interpersonal skills and helpfulness
Task related likes and dislikes
Physical demands experienced on previous jobs

PCA provides a competitive comprehensive benefits package.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

All Qualified Applicants must apply at