Kapstone Container Corporation Entry-Level Production Worker in Fridley, Minnesota

KapStone Container is a corrugated box manufacturing Plant in Fridley, MN. The Plant operates 24 hours/day, 5 days/week (M-F). KapStone is currently hiring entry-level Production workers. KapStone's new employees immediately embark on a path to career growth into a machine assistant or machine operator position (other opportunities also available in Shipping and Maintenance). Not only is progressing to a higher position available, it is required! Therefore, KapStone is seeking candidates with the potential and versatility to work in a variety of positions throughout the Plant. Schedule: Full Time, Monday thru Friday; mandatory overtime, as needed. Hourly Wage: The starting rate is $16.20/hour (After 30 days the rate increases to $19.25/hour!). Qualities we look for: * Focused on the safety of self and others. * Takes pride in a job well done. * High sense of urgency. * Proven reliability (Exceptional punctuality and attendance record) * Positive attitude; eager to learn, grow and contribute. Required Skills/Abilities * General mechanical ability. * Solid computer skills, including the ability to efficiently navigate through program screens. * Ability to work in a very fast paced manufacturing environment. * Ability to learn quickly with on-the-job training. * Possess strong reasoning and problem solving skills, to reduce machine downtime and quickly address problems. * Possess strong attention to quality and detail. * A commitment to alerting the management team when safety, quality, or other production issues arise. * Ability to read and understand production specifications. * Ability to accurately measure using the US standard measurement system. * Willing and able to work mandatory overtime, including extended weekday hours, and Saturdays. * Willing and able to work any shift 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. You will not have a choice about which shift you work until you gain seniority with the Union. Once assigned a shift, it may change, occasionally, to meet the needs of the Plant. (1st -- 7am-3pm; 2nd -- 3pm-11pm; 3rd -- 11pm-7am) * Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in the English language. Physical Requirements * Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs regularly. * Ability to lift and transfer up to 10 lbs frequently. * Ability to stand for extended periods of time. * Ability to withstand prolonged exposure to high heat and humidity indoors, during the summer months. Benefits of Working at KapStone * Opportunities for advancement (Career options for positions such as: Machine Operator, Maintenance Mechanic, Forklift Drivers, Customer Service Representative, Sales/Account Manager, Shift Lead, Production Supervisor, and more!) * Additional pay for working 2nd or 3rd shift * Annual pay increases * 11 paid holidays * Earn up to 4 weeks of vacation (with years of service) * Financial, Health and Wellness Programs available to eligible employees including: 401(k), Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance and more! Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer's Job# 5000423689506 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.