Entry-Level Production Operator at Koch

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Kane, Pennsylvania





Job Description:

Your Job

Georgia-Pacific's Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) plant in Mt Jewett, PA hiring. We have incredible job opportunities for Entry-Level Production Operators .


  • Opportunities for Growth: This isn't just a job; it's the beginning of a career. We're seeking individuals who are hungry for growth and advancement opportunities within an organization.

  • Competitive Starting Pay: Starting at $20.00 per hour , with the potential to advance to Operator I within a few months with the rate of $21.50 per hour .

  • Retention Bonus : We value dedication and commitment, T his role is eligible for a $1,500 staggered Retention Bonus ; $500 paid after successful completion of 90-day probationary period, with the remainder being paid after one year of employment, if meeting expectations of the role.

  • Variable Pay: In addition to base pay, operators may be eligible for variable pay, provided as a monetary bonus, based on performance metrics and production targets.

  • Competitive Benefits Package: As part of Koch Industries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with company match, and much more.
Our Production Operators work Monday - Friday, 8 hour set shifts (6a-2p, 2p-10p, 10p-6a) - you don't rotate. We are looking for candidates with flexibility that can work all 3 shifts; as 1st shift is not promised. We work indoors or outdoors in all weather conditions in a noisy industrial environment.

Our Team

Georgia-Pacific in Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania manufactures Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), a popular substitution for hardboard in residential and industrial applications such as for drawer bottoms, cabinet backs, interior wall and ceiling panels, modular partitions, and door skins. To learn more about our MDF business segment and how MDF is made, click here: How MDF Is Made

At Georgia Pacific Mt Jewett MDF, safety is our top priority. Over the last decade, we've invested millions in cutting-edge safety measures because safety is our core value. To learn more about our team and our culture, click here: Mt Jewett-Kane Culture

What You Will Do
  • Adhere to all plant safety and environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Meet or exceed facility and company goals for production and quality
  • Perform heavy-duty housekeeping to keep machinery functioning properly, reducing hazards, and maintaining the appearance of the plant
  • Assist in operating production equipment and filling in for other operators during breaks or absences
  • Perform tasks such as pulling, pushing, and lifting to 50 lbs., as well as walking, climbing, including stairs, ladders, stooping, standing, and reaching for up to 12hrs
Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Six months or more of work experience
What Will Put You Ahead
  • Experience in a wood products manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment
  • Experience in material handling, forklift operation, production operation, machine operation, or utility
  • Experience using a computer for record-keeping and documentation functions
At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Hiring Philosophy

All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here .

Who We Are

As a Koch company and a leading manufacturer of bath tissue, paper towels, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products and much more, Georgia-Pacific works to meet evolving needs of customers worldwide with quality products. In addition to the products we make, we operate one of the largest recycling businesses. Our more than 30,000 employees in over 150 locations are empowered to innovate every day - to make everyday products even better.

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

Additionally, everyone has individual work and personal needs. We seek to enable the best work environment that helps you and the business work together to produce superior results.

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: http://www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf
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