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Pulper Operator

Posting Start Date: Jul 18, 2021

Location: Clarion, IA, US

Company: Cascades

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, the Pulper Operator will dump paper onto a conveyor to fill the pulping machine.  Throughout the shift the employee will monitor paper, water, and chemical levels to ensure the correct consistency of the pulp. 

Pay rate starting: $16.81, with overtime pay opportunities!

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

Job Responsibilities

  • Place rescycled paper on pulper conveyor, as the process demands, cut and remove wire from the paper prior to placing it on the conveyor. 
  • Drive forklift ot 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 safety 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 do up to 12 hour rotating shifts
  • Must be able to lift between 50-70 lbs

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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 women and men.


About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities.
Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Dodge
Nearest Secondary Market: Ames

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