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Material Handler

Posting Start Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Ashland, VA, US

Company: Cascades

The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state-of-the-art facility will offer one of the lightest high end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill is under construction and start-up is scheduled in January 2023


Before the Start-up:

Reporting to the Logistic Coordinator and in partnership with the production team, the material handler will participate in the commissioning and start-up activities in the logistic department (inbound and outbound). They will also be trained on their position before the start-up. This exciting, one-of-a-kind experience will give them the opportunity to work through every phase of starting a Paper Machine Mill. 


Experience & Strengths 

The material handler joining the team should possess the following skills and adhere to these specifications: 


•    Safety: Must show a commitment to an interdependent safety-first attitude.

•    Positive Attitude: Consistently display positive behavior that supports the organization’s goals and objectives.

•    Education: High School Diploma/GED or equivalent.

•    Endurance: This job entails bending, walking & lifting throughout the shift. 

•    Teamwork: Ability to work independently and in a team empowerment culture.

•    Adaptability: Highly flexible with the ability to adjust to the demands of the job, produce high quality work, and can be depended on to complete assigned tasks. Must be a self-starter.

•    Communication: Ability to communicate well with others and able to participate in team meetings.

•    Work organization: Must be available for rotation shifts & overtime.

•    Attendance: Superior attendance record.

•    Experience: Some forklift operator experience with knowledge of pallet jacks, double reach truck & counterbalance and consistent work history preferred. Computer literacy, SAP or Excel experience an asset.

•    Other: Applicants are required to pass background check, physical/drug screen. 


Operational responsibilities:

•    Follow all safety rules and standard operational procedures.

•    Loading and unloading inventory in a safe manner into racks and trailers using lift trucks. 

•    Assure inbound and outbound shipments are accurately packed/wrapped according to customer specifications and free of damage

•    Assists with inventory cycle counts and maintains a clean and safe work environment. 

•    Attend and participate in daily crew meetings.

•    Completes other tasks as requested by supervisor



From hire until the start-up, the schedule is dayshifts only, with adjustments according to needs. Successful candidates must be able to work day/night rotating shifts, be available for overtime as necessary & possess a positive attitude.



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Cascades croit au succès d'une organisation inclusive qui valorise la diversité au sein de son équipe. Elle considérera avec équité toutes les personnes qualifiées pour ce poste. 


À propos de Cascades

Faire partie de Cascades, c’est révéler le plein potentiel de la matière, des gens et des idées. Nous sommes source de possibilités depuis 1964. Cascades propose des solutions durables, innovantes et créatrices de valeur en matière d’emballage, d’hygiène et de récupération.

Rejoignez 10 000 femmes et hommes travaillant dans un réseau de près de 80 unités d’exploitation situées en Amérique du Nord. 

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