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General Laborer

Company: Sonoco Products Company
Location: Holyoke
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Position: General LaborerLocation: Holyoke, MAPay: $21.51 +shift differential pay 2nd shift differential @ $0.35/hour 3rd shift differential @ $0.55/hour Shift: Rotating Shift:5 days on 1st shift (7am-3pm), 2 days off, 5 days on 2nd shift(3pm-11pm), 1 day off, 5 days on 3rd shift (11pm-7am), 2 days off. Repeat.Eligible for a WEEKLY Machine incentive bonus!You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture. Global success hasn't changed our tight-knit feel - we've simply grown into a larger, more diverse family. We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company - it truly is a special place.The job is labor intensive. Our workforce is diverse and many of our employees, who are represented by the USW, spend their entire working career at Sonoco. We will train you for several different jobs throughout the mill including: working on the paper machine, driving a fork truck to load/unload trailers, assembly/mechanical work, computer use to print machine schedules and generate labels for finished paper, operation of a core cutter, and other various duties in a manufacturing environment. First and foremost at Sonoco is our 100% commitment to your safety and therefore you will be required to wear safety glasses, hearing protection, protective gloves and steel toed safety shoes. Sonoco has very strict safety policiesPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all timesHearing protection, steel toe shoes, and safety glasses are worn at all times. Hard hat, arm guards, cut resistant gloves, and heat cape required for specific tasks. Client will provide non-prescription safety glasses, ear plugs, hard hat and cut resistant gloves. Employee is required to furnish their own steel-toed shoes.No jewelry is allowed.The position requires intensive manual labor at times including tasks such as:Handling slit rolls of paperThreading the dryers after a sheet breakPicking up wet scrap paper when the machine is downWork is completed in a hot, humid environmentSonoco has a strict attendance policy24 hour operation requires that positions are constantly staffedJob Duties (not necessarily in order of importance):Follow Safe Standard Procedures for all assigned tasks.Must be able to lift and move heavy items.Assist in the start-up of the machine.Assist in removing paper from all areas after a sheet break or start up.Assist with hauling rejected rolls to roll splitter, and split rolls if necessary.Assist with retrieving all necessary shipping materials from storage areaInspect powered equipment each shift and complete daily forklift inspection sheetTrain on operating fork truck and/or BobcatResponsible for housekeeping in the assigned areaAssist with setup of slitting equipmentAbout Sonoco: Founded in 1899, Sonoco Products Company is a United States-based international provider of diversified consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and packaging supply chain services, and the world's largest producer of composite cans, tubes, and cores. With annualized net sales of over $5BB, Sonoco has over 22,000 employees in more than 335 operations in 33 countries, serving more than 85 nations. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Sonoco Products Company, Springfield , General Laborer, Other , Holyoke, Massachusetts

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