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Pulper Operator

Posting Start Date: Jan 21, 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 Production Manager, the Pulper will dump paper onto a conveyor to fill the pulping machine.  Throughout the dat, they will monitor paper, water, and chemical levels to ensure the correct consistency of the pulp. 

Job Responsibilities

Place recycled paper on pulper conveyor, as the process demands, cut and remove wire form the paper prior to placing it on the conveyor.

Drive forklift to move bales of paper.

Push buttons and turn valves to admit pulp to specified consistency.

Learn entire process that includes pumps, valves, motors, vacuum, air pressure, speeds, flow, temperature, etc.

Record hourly bale usage.

Report necessary maintenance information to the proper personnel.

Ensure all functions are accomplished safely and correctly by following the work instructions.

Supports the Safe Quality Food Packagaing system, as well as all other company policies and programs.


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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