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Production Employee

Posting Start Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Lancaster, NY, 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 Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Job Description


Currently hiring production operators. These are permanent full-time positions to work 2nd shift (Monday – Friday; 2PM – 10PM). Starting rate is $16.39/hour plus shift differential. 1st of the month following your date of hire, you will be eligible for benefits which include medical, dental, vision and life insurances. Please be sure to complete the reliability questionnaire to be considered for this position.


As a Production Operator, you will:

  • Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner by following all company safety rules and procedures
  • Continuous improvement of set-up times and run efficiencies
  • Maintains entire work area around machine to ensure it is kept neat and clean following 5S criteria
  • Maintains all necessary production records and reports and reviews manufacturing cards for variances
  • Reports breakdowns, damages, and excess wear of production tools and equipment
  • Loads and unloads materials to and from machines as required


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.39 - $16.84 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
If not vaccinated, will be required to wear a mask.


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)


The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Mechanical aptitude for production equipment
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Basic troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with common tools
  • Basic computer skills to include data entry
  • Ability to learn and use basic measuring devices such as rulers
  • Ability to write and record information legibly
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow work instructions
  • Attention to detail
  • Self starter
  • Strong work ethic
  • Performs basic troubleshooting on equipment.
  • Understands basic quality standards. Able to inspect for specific quality attributes.
  • Attention to detail, asks for clarification when uncertain of quality requirements.

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: Buffalo

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