Summer Help: General Labor

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging. For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; near-site clinic; life insurance; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

Great Northern Corporation is hiring on 1st and 3rd shift for summer production positions, offering 40+ hour work weeks! Base wage is $13.00 an hour with a $1.25 shift differential for 3rd shift. Positions are expected to last June through August, with flexible start and end dates.

Looking for candidates that meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to occasionally lift 50 plus pounds
  • Strong mechanical ability
  • Basic computer skills
  • Can identify and distinguish color

Additionally, all applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. Applicants must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work occasional Saturdays and overtime.

If you are interested – APPLY TODAY!

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $13.00 to $14.25 /hour

Material Handler – 2nd Shift

Employees are Our Greatest Asset

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging.  For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.

Great Northern exists to live out the core values established by our founders – integrity, personal growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and a shared future.

Our vision, “We help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future” is a call to action to deliver on building a people-centric culture, developing leaders from within, and sending people home fulfilled about their role and contributions. The “win” for everyone is a trusting and collaborative culture that helps us be at our best every day.

Our mission statement, “We help our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t” gives us a clear purpose and raises the bar for performance. Doing what others “can’t or won’t” for our customers is demonstrated by a willingness to serve customers, value-added partnerships and proactively developing innovative solutions to our customer’s challenges.

We are excited that you are looking to join our great culture. Here are some details about the position.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

In addition to excellent wages, Great Northern has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

REPORTS TO

Plant Superintendent

POSITION SUMMARY

Loads, unloads and moves materials within or near plant, yard or warehouse by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.  OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

  1. Operates industrial fork lift truck to load and unload materials and product to/from trucks and trailers, checking for proper material, count and quality.
  2. Utilizes the production schedule on forklift computer and/or the shipping Pick List and follows oral instructions to ascertain which orders will be staged, loaded, unloaded or warehoused.
  3. Loads product for customer pickup and prepares common carrier and UPS, SPEE DEE Fed Ex deliveries for shipment.
  4. Loads materials into trailers properly to prevent shifting or damage in transit, installing stabilizer bars as needed.
  5. Rebuilds units, replaces broken banding and generally improves damaged units to meet shipping requirements and GNC quality guidelines.
  6. Checks in raw materials received, visually checking for damage or other problems, re-tags units with the proper Load Tag as needed and stages in designated area.
  7. Checks in finished product from vendors, using the check out sheet for that order, re-tags unit with the proper bar code tag and stages in designated area.
  8. Stacks and rearranges product to make the best use of available space.
  9. Checks finished units coming down the auto bander line for neatness, uniformity, load tags and proper banding.
  10. Notifies production supervisors and production material handlers of the arrival of outstanding orders.
  11. Notifies production scheduler of any order discrepancies.
  12. Keeps raw material and finished product storage areas and aisles neat, clean and orderly.
  13. Informs supervisors and production scheduler when trucks have arrived and what product is needed for production and shipping.
  14. Uses production run schedule on forklift computer to stage raw material in production area for next day run.
  15. Keeps machine lines stocked with raw materials following production run schedule.
  16. Uses Bills of Lading to enter product received into Order Manager and scans the orders to the bay location.
  17. Follows all quality procedures for accuracy and quality.
  18. Checks forklift fluid levels and safety devices daily and keeps forklift clean and blown down of dust accumulation.
  19. Changes LP tanks safely, following written guidelines.
  20. Regular and reliable attendance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Individual must possess: High School diploma or equivalency; ability to operate a fork lift; ability to perform mathematical calculations involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals and percentages; ability to follow written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions; good interpersonal and verbal communication skills; legible handwriting to record information and fill out forms; ability to solve problems and make adjustments regarding equipment, processes, procedures, and product conformity to meet specifications and quality standards; ability to deal with deadline pressures and multiple tasks.

HOURS

Persons must be able to work 40+ hours weekly. 2nd and 3rd shift positions are available!

Maintenance Technician – 3rd Shift

Employees are Our Greatest Asset

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging.  For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.

Great Northern exists to live out the core values established by our founders – integrity, personal growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and a shared future.

Our vision, “We help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future” is a call to action to deliver on building a people-centric culture, developing leaders from within, and sending people home fulfilled about their role and contributions. The “win” for everyone is a trusting and collaborative culture that helps us be at our best every day.

Our mission statement, “We help our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t” gives us a clear purpose and raises the bar for performance. Doing what others “can’t or won’t” for our customers is demonstrated by a willingness to serve customers, value-added partnerships and proactively developing innovative solutions to our customer’s challenges.

We are excited that you are looking to join our great culture. Here are some details about the position.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

In addition to excellent wages, Great Northern has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

REPORTS TO

Maintenance Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for electrical and mechanical repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance to all production and facility equipment in addition to installation of said equipment in the plant, warehouse, and office areas by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING. OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

  1. Performs electromechanical repairs, preventative maintenance and maintenance of all equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  2. Performs electromechanical maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, water, electric power, gas and air required for smooth, uninterrupted operations.
  3. Maintains the company security, fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
  4. Assists plant engineer/maintenance manager, supervisors and maintenance staff with the operation of the preventative maintenance program which includes the vibration analysis and electric motor testing program.
  5. Inspects and insures that all operating machines and equipment conform to electrical and mechanical operational quality standards.
  6. Assists with the implementation of new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and effect greater utilization of equipment, labor and materials.
  7. Requisitions tools, electrical test equipment and maintenance supplies required for plant operation.
  8. Keeps an up-to-date inventory and file of all machine parts and maintenance supplies.
  9. Confers with plant engineer/maintenance manager, production manager, supervisors and other appropriate personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines, equipment and processes.
  10. Keeps maintenance area neat, clean and orderly; cleans up after completing maintenance work throughout the plant.
  11. Monitors building and exterior grounds to keep all areas clean and neat.
  12. Records and files complete machine histories relating to maintenance problems and cures, trouble shooting methods, services required, spare parts and parts vendors.
  13. Regular and reliable attendance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Individual must possess: high school diploma or equivalency plus two years of other schooling in a maintenance-related field such as Electromechanical Technology, Industrial Electronics, or Apprenticeship training, or 5 years experience in an electromechanical position; excellent safety record; ability to operate computer and a wide range of hand tools, test instruments, machining equipment and maintenance equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals and percentages; ability to follow written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions or blueprints, and reading of schematic diagrams; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; legible handwriting to record information and fill out forms; ability to delegate responsibility when appropriate; ability to: plan, prioritize and organize work effectively; work effectively under pressure and time deadlines; analyze problems (not just symptoms), propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, carry out decisions made and follow up with feedback where appropriate.

HOURS

Persons hired are required to be available to work Monday – Friday. The Maintenance Technician position is available on 3rd shift. The hours are Sunday through Thursday. Sunday through Wednesday, hours are 11:00pm to 7:15am and Thursday, hours are 11:00pm to 6:00am.

Machine Assistant – 2nd and 3rd Shift

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging.  For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.  Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future.  This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

Position Summary

Responsible for set-up and operation of bandsaw, laminator, sheet gluer, up and down, and all floor operations requiring handwork. Provides assistance on taper, stitcher, slitter, baler, bander, bandsaw, and whenever and wherever work load requires to aid in the profitable flow of customer product from production through delivery while maintaining customer specifications and GNC quality and efficiency standards by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following. Other Duties May Be Assigned.

  1. Operates bandsaw, laminator, sheet gluer, and up and down.
  2. Studies, evaluates and organizes daily work list received from specialty & finishing supervisor to determine maximum efficiency in order of runs.
  3. Enters set-up code, run code and related comments into work station computer.
  4. Sets up and adjusts machine to accurately cut, glue, slot, bundle and unitize corrugated sheets.
  5. Runs machine to produce product to proper GNC and customer specifications.
  6. Inputs total piece, finished product, unit and scrap counts into work station computer.
  7. Directs and works along with assistant to complete set-up procedure and production run in the most efficient time and manner for each order on equipment assigned to operate.
  8. Performs assistant operator duties on taper, stitcher, and slitter.
  9. Provides assistance throughout the production area.
  10. Performs clean up activities in production and on the grounds as assigned.
  11. Regular and reliable attendance.
  12. Follows all quality set-up, run and check out procedures for accuracy and quality.

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