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General Laborer for Students - Richland, Washington

Company: Packaging Corporation of America
Location: Richland
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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.

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The Summer Laborers are utilized to cover the summer months to provide overtime relief for the permanent employees cover for vacations. The hourly wage begins at $21.90/hr. for the first 60 days worked, base pay then increases to the rate of the job being performed. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to palletizing product, assisting with set ups, adjusting and operating equipment which cuts, folds, stacks and prints sheet of corrugated to designated size. Once the machine is set up and operating correctly, the employee is responsible for monitoring the product to ensure a quality product and palletizing the bundles exiting the conveyor. Individuals with mobile

equipment experience may be trained, certified and utilized providing product to the converting machines.

Candidates selected for these positions will be required to provide the following

information if:

  1. A copy of acceptance to university, college or vocational institute, if the student is just entering school, or all transcripts of all universities, colleges and vocational institutes attended listing credits earned, grades received and courses completed.

  2. Written verification of acceptance or enrollment in an institute of higher learning for the upcoming fall quarter/semester.

Students may be employed between May 15 and September 15 or the duration of the job and/or school beginning whichever is less. Those accepting summer employment positions must commit to work for this period of time or until the Company is no longer in need of their services.


Work as part of a team in support of a manufacturing operation with a goal of increasing productivity; decreasing downtime and waste.

Assume active role in overall plant and facilities-related work.

Position requires assisting all jobs on the plant floor.

Follow all company safety rules and lock-out tag-out procedures.

Maintain shop and shop equipment per 5S Standards.

Other duties as assigned.


High School Graduate or GED.

Acceptance to an accredited college or university Fall 2021.

Be passionate about safety and maintaining a safe work environment.

Must be able to rotate shifts and work overtime including weekends as needed.

Must have a good attendance record. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


Experience in a packaging or other manufacturing environment is preferred.


Must be willing to work closely on a day-to-day basis with other production personnel.

Ability to share ideas with others to solve problems of essential importance.

Excellent communication skills.

Thrive in a cross-functional team environment.

Work with a sense of urgency to reduce downtime of machines.

Strong verbal communication skills.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.

All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

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

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