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Moulded Pulp Operator

Posting Start Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: Clarion, IA, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.


The Specialty Products Group, a division of Cascades, is a leader in the industrial packaging, food packaging and recovery sectors. The Group has 38 business units across North America and Europe and employs more than 2,200 employees.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Senior Lead Hand, the Molder will weigh product and communicate with the Senior Lead Hand and pulper operator to adjust pulp flow or dyers, they will also inspect the product for defects or any irregularities.  

Pay rate starting: $20

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401k with company match, vacation time

Job Responsibilities

Observe charts and gauges, and turn valves to adjust flow, vacuum, and air control to molds.  
Operate drying sections to adjust heat to combat over or under drying.  
Change mold dies by hand using hand tools.
Effectively monitor production equipment.
Provide feedback to appropriate personnel regarding quality issues.
Learn entire process that includes pumps, valves, motors, vacuum, air pressure, speeds, flow, temperature, etc. 
Maintain necessary records and reports.  
Ensure all functions are accomplished safely and correctly by following the work instructions.
Support the Safe Quality Food Packaging system, as well as all other company policies and programs.


  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work at a fast pace, stable under pressure and organized, while staying within safety rules and regulations; Safety centered mindset
  • Must have mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Must be able to operate various machinery and equipment
  • Must be able to walk/stand for majority of shift (10-12 hours)
  • Must be able to lift between 50-70 lbs

Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Dodge
Nearest Secondary Market: Ames

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