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International Paper Process Operator I in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

The Process Team Member at the Cedar River Mill will be responsible for operations and team support in all manufacturing areas. Starting rate of pay is $20.98 with increases based on skills acquired.

Tentative Start Date: June 1, 2021


  • Individual must be able to wear all required safety equipment.

  • Noise levels in excess of 90 dB.

  • Heat in excess of 100°F occasionally.

  • Working environment is 24/7 – process team members work a 12-hour rotating shift.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 80% of shift time.

  • Occasionally move about immediate area and up and down many floors.

  • Occasionally transports tools and equipment weighing up to 70lbs

  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders and into tanks

  • Push/Pull: Assist in pushing 7,000 pound rolls; assist in pulling 6,000-7,000 pound machine clothing.

  • Upper body mobility in order to drive roll grab/bale grab, skid loader.

  • Some assignments require kneeling; crouching and twisting while installing machine clothing and threading machine.

  • Occasionally operates valves.

  • Bending required picking up paper off floor.


  • Two years previous manufacturing experience and/or two years post-high school education.

  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions in English.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Proven record of safe work practices.

  • Ability to read and interpret data displayed on a computer screen (up to 60% of worktime).

  • Auditory perception to respond to safety and operational sounds.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use basic hand tools.

  • Understanding of basic mechanical workings.


IP offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, and life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, short and long term disability, employee and company matching contribution savings plan, along with a retirement savings account and a retiree medical savings program. The 12 hr shift schedule provides one 7-day off time period each month.


All applications must be submitted at Applications will not be accepted on site. Applicants should following the application process by following the link below using these steps:

  • Visit

  • Click “Careers”

  • Click “Search Open Positions”

  • Select “Cedar River Mill” in Facility

  • Select the job you are interested in

  • Click “Apply”

On the International Paper application, in the field for Profile Visibility, please make sure to select “Any company recruiter worldwide”.

Invitations to participate in the assessment/selection process will be sent via email. Applicants must monitor email for test invitations.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled​

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.

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