General Helper - $16.78/hr

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.



We are looking for motivated individuals who are capable of performing a multitude of functions in a flexible, fast-paced manufacturing environment.  Our workplace requires individuals who understand the needs of the business while maintaining a focus on safety, customer satisfaction, quality and productivity.

Starting hourly wage: $16.78 Can progress to other internal job opportunities that pay $17.88-$21.11 per hour. 2nd shift differential: $0.35, 3rd shift differential: $0.25

Candidates must be open to any shift. Primarily looking for candidates interested in 2nd and 3rd shift:

  • 2nd shift – 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • 3rd shift – 11:00 pm to 7:00 am (Sunday through Thursday)

Please note we do work overtime hours on a regular basis during the week and occasionally on Saturdays. If overtime hours are worked during the week shifts could be 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts. If overtime hours are worked on Saturdays, shifts could be 3, 6, 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts.




Specific responsibilities include:

  • Counting and stacking finished product
  • Reading factory orders
  • Accurately reading gauges and other test equipment
  • Utilizing basic shop math, inspecting, accurately completing quality and administrative documents and following directions
  • You will also be assigned to clean-up functions such as:
    • blowing down the machine
    • wiping off shafts
    • cleaning ink systems
    • vacuuming and sweeping the machine area, as well as picking up and shredding scrap




  • Two years of work experience in a manufacturing environment with at least one year with the same employer preferred. 
  • Highly qualified candidates would possess manufacturing experience in the corrugated industry.



Company benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Voluntary Vision
  • Life and Disability
  • 401-K (with Company matching contributions)
  • Pension plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Reimbursement for PPE (steel-toed safety shoes and prescription safety glasses)
  • Educational Reimbursement (after 1 year of employment, annual maximum of $5,250)



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. 

Salary Range
$33,000.00 - 44,000.00
per Year
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Aurora, IL 60504, US