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 a Machinist in our International Falls, MN Paper Mill. The International Falls facility is a White Paper Mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America.

Work as part of a team in support of a paper manufacturing operation with a goal of increasing productivity; decreasing downtime and waste.
Ability to create, interpret, and read prints for fabrication of components.
Ability to use precision measuring equipment for precision fabrication and machining of components.
Ability to operate manual machining equipment such as lathes, milling machines, radial drill press, band saws, threading equipment, grinding equipment, and general machine shop equipment.
Perform pump repair, arc welding, proper rigging, alignment.
Ability to use mobile cranes, lifts, and hoists.
Follow all company safety rules and lock-out tag-out procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
High School Graduate or GED.
Completion of a 2-year technical program plus experience as a maintenance machinist or equivalent training and experience.
Machinist training and certification is a plus.
Able to pass pre-employment physical and drug test.
Must be able to sit, stoop, and bend.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in a paper or other manufacturing environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have experience and skills operating Milling machines, lathes, CNC operated machines, drill presses, and grinders.
Proficient with measuring tools of the machinist trade.
Able to analyze and resolve mechanical problems with design and fabrication of parts.
Able to work around mechanical components safely, troubleshoot in a safe manner, taking all precautions needed to protect yourself and those working with you.
Must be willing to work closely on a day-to-day basis with other production personnel.
Ability to share ideas with others to solve problems of essential importance.
Thrive in a cross-functional team environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.

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