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Packaging Corporation of America




Full Time

On Site


Wallula, Washington, United States


31831 US-12, Wallula, WA 99363, USA Req #7529
Saturday, May 20, 2023

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.

People • Customers • Trust

Begin your manufacturing career with PCA!

We are seeking resumes for Manufacturing Assistant in our Wallula, WA facility.

We currently do not have open roles for this position but are in the process of accepting applications and those who are qualified and chosen to complete our validated testing/interview process will be put into our applicant pool for future placement once the position opens up for hiring.

The Manufacturing Assistant (Extra Board) position is the mill’s entry level job.
The hourly rate for entry level Manufacturing Assistant (Extraboard) position is $25.80.

Employees (and their dependents) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and disability insurance coverage, subject to applicable waiting periods. Employees are automatically enrolled in PCA’s 401k retirement plan at the time of hire. Employees are eligible for 40 hours of vacation after one (1) year of service and between 0 and 36 hours of vacation during their first year. Employees also receive nine (9) paid holidays and up to five (5) paid floating holidays per calendar year.

The Manufacturing Assistant (Extra Board) will be assigned to specific production departments within the mill such as shipping, paper machines, power & recovery, OCC, and the pulp mill. All Manufacturing Assistants work a rotating 12-hour shift schedule (4- Days on 4- Days off) including graveyards, weekends, and holidays. Manufacturing Assistants can be assigned anywhere throughout the mill and receive the training necessary for success. All new hires begin their career with a 90-day probationary period.

This is a union environment. Employees will receive all of the rights and benefits associated with union membership when they join our mill facility.

Principle Accountabilities:

General clean up throughout the mill using shovels, brooms, water hoses etc.

Operate mobile equipment, including fork lifts, front end loaders, bobcat/skidsteer, roll grab and other types of mobile equipment.

Learn and perform the essential duties of the bottom utility position in the assigned operating department (pulp mill, and paper machines).

Other work as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Must be 18 years or older

Must have mechanical aptitude, good interpersonal skills, good planning and organizing skills, and a high degree of self-motivation.

Ability to meet our aptitude test standards.

Must have at least 36-months of stable work history.

Must be able to work rotating shifts as described above.

Excellent history in safety in overall work record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a manufacturing environment

The successful candidate must possess the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work alone or in a team environment and build relationships with coworkers

Ability to work safely in a labor intensive and fast paced environment.

Ability to learn quickly and with attention to detail

All qualified applicants must apply at [Register to View] to be considered.

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

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $25.80