Accounting Specialist – Accounts Receivable

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

Performs accurate and timely (daily) customer invoice records and balances subsidiary ledgers to General Ledger.  Records payments to customers’ accounts and maintains accounts receivable records with a high degree of accuracy; enlists Account Managers/Management support and recommends actions related to uncollectible accounts. Reviews new account applications and performs credit references.  Actively participates in and contributes to the team concept of Great Northern Corporation.

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

Invoicing:

  1. Prepares and processes customer invoices and credit memos on a daily basis or oversees work of Accounting/Administrative Assistant in performing these tasks.  Posts to subsidiary accounts and verifies accuracy in regard to quantities, sales tax and ancillary billing lines.
  2. Uses billing instructions or solicits feedback from Customer Service to resolve billing questions prior to invoicing.  Works with Customer Service to ensure that a backlog of unprocessed invoices does not build to an unmanageable level and that invoicing occurs as soon as possible but not later than the first workday of the following month.
  3. Analyzes documentation or data downloads to ensure accurate and timely invoicing of ancillary billing lines, including:
    • Freight charges to customers
    • Pallet exchange or charge
    • Cutting dies and printing plates – weekly/per billing instructions.  Provide spreadsheet to customer service for identification of additional cutting dies and print plates to be billed.
  1. Works with Sales, Customer Service and Traffic in monitoring invoicing paperwork.
  2. Works with Sales and Customer Service on all new customer accounts, including verifying potential customers are in good standing with creditors listed on their credit application by sending credit requests or using outside sources.  Verifies that tax-exempt forms and customer data sheets are filled out properly. Ensures required down payments are received when necessary.
  3. Works with Sales, Customer Service and Customers in regard to maintaining customer master files with any customer changes and name changes, and invoicing concerns such as pricing, quantities, and product quality.  Obtain authorized signatures for account adjustments or invoicing.
  4. Oversees intercompany cash process and serves as a back-up to the Accounting Assistant to ensure process is completed weekly.
  5. Submits credit information to our customer’s potential vendors as a courtesy to our customers.
  6. Generates and distributes various month-end reports.
  7. Completes Revenue related work papers for the annual audit.

 Accounts Receivable Management:

  1.  Provides backup/information to Accounting/Administrative Assistant to apply cash receipts to correct invoices.
  2. Provides backup to Accounting/Administrative Assistant to post and update daily cash receipts.
  3. Work with account managers, customer service and customers on questions pertaining to outstanding invoices.
  4. Monitors and maintains outstanding accounts.
  5. Follows through on short payments and over payments.
  6. Works with Sales and Customer Service in monitoring customer accounts and terms.
  7. Communicates effectively with customers in regard to payment collection, including establishing payment dates, payment schedules and sending final notices.
  8. Prepares weekly and monthly reports for all managers and Account Managers of past due accounts.  Identifies and ensures that necessary action is taken when support is required from Account Managers.
  9. In conjunction with the Accounting Supervisor, works with account managers/Sales Manager/VP, General Manager to determine accounts to write-off.  Prepares and processes all necessary paperwork for noncollectable accounts to send to a collection agency.
  10. Backs-up the Accounting Assistant in the preparation of the inter-company cash receipts, weekly. Balances the inter-company cash receipts, monthly.

Fulfillment Coordinator – 2nd 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; 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!

Responsible for performing a variety of routine to moderately complex work activities in accordance with general work instructions and established fulfillment practices.  Performs various administrative and Fulfillment related tasks, and demonstrates effective and efficient performance in accordance with GNC quality and efficiency standards by performing the duties listed below.

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

  1. Maintains Task Prioritizer (fulfillment schedule) in excel to include but not limited to, adding new jobs by scheduled release date, tracking progress of each job, reconcile against CF-FC project schedule to insure that all jobs are included.
  2. Attends Daily Transition meeting between shifts.
  3. Create a job folder for each job to include a parts list and location, quality sheets, checklist and training sheet. Insure quantities produced are sufficient for order requested.  Checks 3M product database for timely arrival of customer supplied product and investigate any purchased parts not received to identify PO discrepancies and communicate with customer service for follow-up.
  4. Provide operational support by creating load tags for orders insuring order quantity is accurate and parts are tagged as shippable, print all retails, placards, labels, memos as required for each order, note any special/unique requirements, download and send first article pictures to customer service, and provide WIP reports to forklift drivers and leads to facilitate timely delivery of part.  Follow-up with customer service or design with any questions or discrepancies for line set-up.
  5. Assist in the maintenance updating of production performance metrics.
  6. Update production and time tracking to monitor productivity results versus expectations and analyze any variances and assist in determining solutions.
  7. Investigate any shortage/discrepancy of parts during production and any over or under builds.  Reconcile finished quantities produced versus shipped.
  8. Create miscellaneous cost files to charge responsible parties for issues impacting profitability such as sorts and reworks and send information to the appropriate personnel.
  9. Assure that timesheets from line leads have been reconciled with task prioritizer and temporary labor pool total hours report.  Investigate any differences to insure accurate charges by personnel and costs accumulated by each job.
  10. Assure all jobs are closed out by verifying quantities finished, entering hours into task time, entering hours into Imaginera job costing, moving task summary excel file to completed jobs folder.  Confirm any gain/loss and inform the Fulfillment Team to identify reasons and correct for future orders.
  11. Assist fulfillment superintendent with month-end reporting by identifying work in progress at month-end in coordination with inventory personnel for consistent reporting, insure all completed jobs are entered by third business day of each month, enter personnel hours charged to administration providing an explanation of said hours, run reports from task time that list profitability of each job and help identify any variances in monthly performance.
  12. Assures effective, timely, professional communication between CF-fulfillment and customer service through email, calendar, phone, radio, etc.
  13. Must be able to speak, read and write in English.

Baler Operator – 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

Insures smooth operation of baler, disposes of all waste generated in manufacturing by sorting scrap boxes, shredding unusable sheets and salvaging sheets suitable for cap sheets; assists in overall housekeeping throughout the plant; assists bander operator to insure smooth operation of all conveyors, servicing taper, stitcher and jumbo, including transporting finished product to the bander main line; removes all refuse at all machines and operation locations throughout the building.

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

  1. Ties and removes all bales from baler.
  2. Maintains empty scrap boxes at all machine locations, shredding unusable waste and salvaging all suitable materials for cap sheets.
  3. Assists in overall housekeeping, picking up large scrap and mopping and sweeping as needed.
  4. Operates shredder as needed to insure disposal of all unusable scrap.
  5. Transports manufacturing materials to taper, stitcher, take-off line and central banding as directed by bander operator.
  6. Distributes usable cap sheets and tie-ins to all work centers, bandsawing and slitting as needed.
  7. Informs supervisor of any unitizing material shortages.
  8. Empties garbage cans at all machine and operation centers daily.
  9. Ability to identify, verify and match color for quality checks on printed packaging when assisting at machine centers.
  10. Follows all quality procedures for accuracy and quality.
  11. Regular and reliable attendance.

Maintenance Technician – 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 packaging 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 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. 

  1. Performs electro-mechanical repairs, preventative maintenance and maintenance of all equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  2. Performs electro-mechanical 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.

Other duties may be assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Knows, understands and follows all plant safety rules, general rules and procedures.
  2. Remains current on changes in policies, procedures and product information, attending authorized training programs and seminars.
  3. Be available for on-call and overtime work.

 

Machine Assistants – 2nd 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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