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Entry Level Manufacturing

Posting Start Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Pittston, PA, 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 Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.

Job Description

As an Entry Level Manufacturing employee for Pennsylvania operations, you will have a diverse work load in support of the production needs of the business. The successful candidate will partner with the Supervisors, Managers, fellow Operators and other internal and external customers to meet the objectives and goals of the company.


  • Business Objectives Alignment- Support manager in carrying out the department's mandates to achieve business objectives
  • Operational Excellence- Maximize production and attain operational efficiency targets.  Comply with Standardized manufacturing practices and procedures. Ensure quality standards are met. Analyze, diagnose production problems and make recommendations
  • Health and Safety-Insist on and create a safe & healthy work environment for all employees. Commit to H&S and display strong H&S leadership
  • Social Responsibility- Demonstrate ethical conduct and uphold Cascades values and culture at all times
  • Client Focus- Participate in continuous improvement and innovation initiatives


  • Must be able to work safely around rotating machinery with numerous nip points
  • Must be able to work safely in a hot, humid, dusty environment
  • High School Diploma. Additional education in a mechanical field is a plus
  • MUST be able to work holidays, weekends, and rotating twelve (12) hour swing shifts
  • An understanding of the importance of safety, team work, good attendance, and production demands
  • Ability to deal with conflict, stress and time constraints in an efficient, professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent communication, organizational and inter-personal skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach, balanced with strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • 3 years or more experience in manufacturing strongly desired


  • Rigor- Ability to ensure the accuracy and monitor the quality of work and processes when honoring his/her commitments. Includes the ability to perform tasks conscientiously to reach objectives 
  • Accountability- Ability to fulfill professional commitments and accept the resulting consequences while practicing what he/she preaches
  • Safety- Ability to adopt a safe attitude at all times in order to take necessary measures to protect one's own health and that of others
  • Decision Making- Ability to assess the scope, urgency and level of risk associated with a situation. Includes the ability to take measures in a timely manner, to solve problems involving various levels of complexity and ambiguity

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: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

Job Segment: Industrial, Paper, Manufacturing, Entry Level

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