Machine operator for 3 years at IP Binghamton Container. Basic busy, loud manufacturing environment. For production, you will start out as a "general helper" doing hand labor, helping hand feed or catching on machines. Jobs are posted as they open and you will have the ability to bid on them and move up over time. Hot in the summer, especially on the corrugator but you are able to wear shorts if you're not in maintenance. Fall/Winter/Early Spring time is more comfortable. Work is somewhat fast paced depending on the machine. You WILL be expected to cover 4 hours of overtime if one of your counterparts on the other 2 shifts has scheduled time off or calls out. This can go on for weeks at a time if someone goes out long term so be forewarned, but coworkers will generally jump in and help you out if you ask (and they're qualified on your job) Supervisors will also try to find coverage if they are able to. Plant is 3 shifts with 3rd shift startup on Sun night and finishes with 2nd shift doing cleanup on Friday night BUT expect to work many Saturdays (usually 6 hour shifts but can be a full 8 hours if they need it). This is for manufacturing. The maintenance dept works rotating shifts which includes weekends. Office and Administration works a standard Mon-Fri 9-5. Binghamton is union, which is both good and bad. Seniority over experience for getting bid jobs on machines. Pay is fantastic and you do get a pension if you're there long enough. Other benefits are decent. Front line s
ProsPay, Ability to move up
ConsMandatory overtime to cover the other shifts and Saturdays, Upper management needs to be a bit more in tune to daily issues on the floor and boost morale, Machines need repairs and updates.
I worked at Newport Mill in Indiana. A recent addition to the IP company. During my time at IP I realized that each mill had a different culture and how it was conducted. The way a mill is ran depends primarily on the Mill Manager and the management group that is in charge at the mill.
I started my day at 5:30, reviewed PI data to see the 24 hour span of machine activity. Attended morning meeting at 6:30 to review what the shift foreman would report. 7:00 perform a walk about the mill. Listen, touch, smell and look for any signs of equipment activity. I would then speak with machine operators at the Wet end control room, check what the turnover from the previous night's activities. Review paper grade run, ensure operators were on schedule. Perform another walk about to the basement and raw materials receiving dock. Speak with people about any concerns or upcoming changes in production. Then my last walkabout would be to winder control room, check in with operators at the Dry end and then return to my cubicle and conduct business as usual.
There isn't a set schedule for a typical day and the work activities vary from day to day. But my job was either as a process engineer reviewing raw date and charting activities of each crew and how to achieve results by implementing changes or as project manager overseeing contractor jobs for small and capital projects.
The hardest part of my job was working with Maintenance to in getting tasks done. Maintenance has their own gr
IP Streetsboro used to be a great place to work. The past few years, this plant has been sliding downhill fast! Maintenance personnel are a joke and the few good ones typically end up getting fired for one reason or another. Maintenance managers never leave the comfort of their office unless a machine has completely blown up. They won’t even come out to help brand new maintenance employees when the one experienced employee is on vacation leaving machines not running for hours at a time. Converting Supervisors don’t know leadership if it hit them in the face. The company claims to be safety oriented and safety comes before productivity but “leadership” there cares more about a glove policy to protect you against a paper cut than committing repeated lock out tag out violations. The machines get run into the ground 6 days a week and they refuse to take downtime to fix problems when they arise and these problems persist for weeks-months or until something completely breaks. There are several major projects planned for most of the machines that have been delayed again and again some for a year + now because we are just “too busy” to take a weekend to fix something. New employee training is a joke, management typically only gives new employee a week to learn their job to get other employees off of OT. One week isn’t nearly enough time to grasp everything which sets new employees up for failure right from the start. Day shift operators are the veterans of the plant and are terrible
IP is a great true American company with good American values (Very low import and high exporting of their products) they truly care about and take care of all their employees. Great benefits and very competitive pay, most all management jobs are 6 figures. The benefits rival almost anything anyone has. 8 percent 401k that is professionally managed. Great insurance plans that are quite affordable. The biggest issue with IP would be the locations. IP generally inhabits very rural areas.
Sometimes the company is not as well organized or put together as other similarly large companies. Safety is a great focus for the company however they still have some pretty high incident rates and more emphasis on modern EHS techniques are needed.
I really can't say much bad about working for the company, they are quite the reasonable company. Promotions are readily available but be willing to be told where they think you should go and what they think you should do. Also, understand at some point or another you might be asked to go to some very rural locations.
I will say I have encountered some of the meanest most unprofessional managers in my whole career working at the site level. However, they do not accurately represent the companies integrity well and many of them were let go over the years for that reason. Understanding also that IP is big on internal talent promotion so sometimes un-degreed unprofessional individuals get moved to managment who really shou
ConsThis company is not up to speed like bigger companies despite being a very large corporation
Work-life balance at International Paper is a big part of their company design, start day repeatedly told how important it is, then you work 6 days a week mandatory overtime longer shifts because other employees don't want to do the work either
In general, managers at International Paper suck, dont care about you at all
Collaboration with my colleagues at International Paper is everyone for themselves, no one wants to train someone else because its not their job or purposely trained incorrectly. No advancement as union, the worst employees placed in better jobs just for working there longer, even while management complains about their work quality.
My experience working at International Paper was horrible. Training is non existent, each employee is out for themselves and dont care if you fail or succeed because it doesn't affect them whether you fail or succeed. Safety is promoted is promoted greatly until you get on the floor, then it's barely an afterthought. Mislabeled chemicals, using buckets as step stools as you climb the machines, hammers and product being thrown in other employees general direction, forktrucks constantly hitting the safety rails. They preach work life balance but ask you to work 60+ hour weeks with only a 20 minute lunch that you don't even always get. No paid sick time, even with medically excused absence can be let go after second missed day. Overall take all the worst aspects from every job I'v
great solid facility pleagued with poor production management
the company itself was solid ..solid work solid work atmosphere at least with the shift i was on ..which was second shift ...the foreman i had was a very good one the best in my opinion of all of international papers foreman group at that job site ..we had a very good team in the shipping dept 2nd shift..we worked as a true unit helped each other when one couldnt keep up ..even the said foreman had no problems hopping on a forklift to lend us a hand when things got really hectic and truly earned our respect as a co worker,friend and leader of our group ..but management there ruined all that was good in working there ..they thought a leaner crew meant more production with less having to pay additional drivers..all that did was over work the already over worked crews from 1st and 3rd shifts as well as the 2nd shift by putting them on 12 hour overlapping shifts ..but the pay made it worth it to some and that facility not having a union the employess had little or no voice to major issues that were going on in the plant ..but over all it was a good place to go to work for me cause we had such a great unit i overlooked the bad and just did what i had to do everyday ..so for the most part the job was enjoyable the pay was really good just production management needed a major over haul and major work to make it all it could be..just my personal opinion
Prosexcellent pay and annual raises, other production and safety personal incentives, worked as friends rather than just a co worker
Consmanagement ..working in extreme temperatures cold and hot ..too much favoritism within that facility
Ensured all orders/quote requests received were entered timely and accurately by the customer service team. Provided the best support and supervision to the customer service team in prioritizing high volume and fast paced workload. Worked closely with corrugator scheduler in determining line-up of orders to be manufactured for on-time delivery. Resolved customer complaints within company guidelines. Worked closely with the sales team, plant manager, accounting and shipping departments to ensure our customers were happy and satisfied customers.
I learned to listen for the needs whether they were verbalized, implied or not conveyed at all. Better to exceed the customer's expectation than work at damage control.
As a manager, it's crucial to be respected by those with whom you work. Micro managment is non essential when effective training, communication, guidance and working together as a team is a more enjoyable means to the same end.
Would have liked a more team spirited environment as it greatly impacts employee productivity.
The hardest part of the job was not having enough hours in the plant to produce all orders expected to deliver for the day and having to notify the customer. It was also difficult to see the workload in the customer service department exceed an 8 hour work day and have to put a freeze on overtime; while still having to expect all the work to be done.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing a disgruntled customer become a happy customer.
Safety orientated and is like a family at times due to the fact you spend most of your time there instead of with your own family.
Job wasn't bad I've worked at worse places, but some of the people there puts a lot of stress on you and they are not willing to train you properly. Some take advantage of your work ethic but have no understanding the hours you put in compared to the hours you've missed due to being ill. Double standards, some people get a slap on the hand while others who work get punished. Pay was good for operating the machine but not enough for doing your own maintenance when it goes down. On days assigned to work on the machine you get rushed through it so you couldn't complete some of the tasks assigned. Individuals, who been there for awhile, would complain on what others were doing while at the same time doing the same thing. Raises where decided by your team members who works the machine with you but management has final say so. You could only go so far with progression for raises until you have no where else to go once you reach the top level. Too many hats to wear with no pay increase but they still wanted you to wear them. Some of management and individuals up front in the office rather put responsibility on the operator technicians instead of doing it themselves. Quick to blame someone else then take responsibility for their actions, but not all personnel in the front office are bad you still have some great ones like the plant manager. If you show up for work and do what you're suppose to do you'll have no problems or misunderstandings.
Lots of overtime! 6-7 day work weeks with no end in sight
The pay and benefits for hourly employees is amazing, but the excitement of the pay and benefits wears off quickly as the 6 and 7 day work weeks drag on with no end in sight. As a probationary employee you will most likely work 12 hour days for the majority of your first 90 days of employment. There is very little room for advancement or for raises. You wont be left with much time to further your education and the supervisory/management positions are few. Being a union plant all wages are within about $1 of each other, ranging from $21-22 an hour. Great place to work if you want steady income, but your work/life balance will suffer. Management seems to be trying to fix the issues, but either their hands are tied from above or they just have no idea how to fix the problem. Due to the high turn over, lack of maintenance on equipment and poor production scheduling/ over scheduling it seems this place will continue to work its employees until they quit. Most of the employees are great to work with, but are burnt out and frustrated with a great majority seeking employment elsewhere. This place also lacks proper training and guidance. Nothing is written down! You learn and will have to remember almost everything by doing it. Take a notebook and ask a lot of questions! Lots of experienced people there, but a lot have chosen to step down because the extra few cents they were making wasn't worth the hassle to them.
Prossalary and benefits is decent
Consovertime with no end in sight, broken equipment, burnt-out employees
If your a female you will be treated like a second class citizen
if you don't mind 12 hr days 6 days aweek its your kind of job. If you can tolerate 120°heat in the summer and hotter if your in corrugation,, this is the job for you. If you don't mind being in the best shape of your life,to the point your BMI is less than 19% ,(and your a female)then this is the job for you. If you get injured on the job and need surgery to fix it,they will say it happened from a another job you had or you did it at home, then this is the job for you. If your female and need a job, and can put up with the chauvinistic supervisors, then this is the job for you. I worked there 3 yrs,I was put on a machine that was made for men, I am not and ha e never been a slouch physically, but for 50 yrs a female has never been on this machine, why, because one has to be extremely physically strong and tall to work this machine. Saying anything to safety is pointless as its run by men. Hr same thing. They want you to quit, but they need a sacrificial female to be legal. Out of 60-70 on the floor working people ,3 were female. And that was the whole plant, 1 per shift. I asked too many questions, got on the safety committee and pointed out that women can only, lift, push, so much given their height and weight compared to a man. Brought documents from all kinds of studies, to back up that statement. Nothing changed. I quit. Breathing in toxic fumes, extreme heat, and knowing there are class action suits because of this, the money was just not worth it. So if you want COPD
Realizar Manutenção Mecânica de, maquinários e equipamentos, visando assegurar condições ideais de funcionamento. Reparar e substituir peças, aplicar ajustes necessários, regulagem e lubrificação conveniente, utilizando ferramentas, máquinas e instrumentos de medição e de controle.
Executava Atividades montagens e desmontagens de elementos de vedação, visando à eliminação de possìveis vazamentos, contaminação e danificação dos aquipamentos.
Executava atividades de Mecânica e acompanhar o trabalho de Lubrificação realizado por empresa Terceira contratada , em todos os equipamentos constantes em plano de Manutenção Programada.
Realizava quando necessárionas Manutenções Corretivas e Preventivas, os reparos nos equipamentos de circuito pneumático e hidráulico, visando o bom funcionamento dos equipamentos.
Realizava Manutenção do cilindro de máquina, retirando, subistituindo ou reparando as peças quando necessárias, montando e efetuando testes de funcionamento, assegurando a continuidade do processo.
Retirava vazamentos de vapor ar e água de processo, trocando mangueiras e flexíveis, visando evitar danos aos equipamentos e paradas de máquinas fora do período programado.
Efetuava Manutenção em equipamentos hidráulicos e pneumáticos tais como: cilindro, bombas hidrálicas e pistões quando solicitado para corretiva.
Realiazava a Manutenção em Bombas centrífugas, engrenagens, redutores de velocidades e em correias transportadoras.
Realizava check list nos equi
Fue un empleo con grandes retos, diseñamos soluciones multiplantas. Tuvimos un gran crecimiento profesional.
International Paper compro la empresa donde laboré (Temple-Inland) quien tenia en la division internacional 7 plantas en Mexico y Puerto Rico. Trabajaré para International Paper hasta fin de Septiembre 2012, ya que mis funciones seran tomadas en el corporativo en Memphis.
a) Un dia tipico de trabajo consiste trabajo conjunto con los gerentes para evaluar el progreso de lso proyectos y objetivos, las operaciones diarias de compras, trafico y compercio exterior, seguimiento y direccion respecto al servicio e infraestrucutra de Sistemas.
b) Lo que aprendi: Ambas empresas tienen una direccion dinamica, de cumplir objetivos a corto plazo. Recibi a mi cargo el area de Sistemas, la cual reestructuré, y contraté liderazgo nuevo. Aprendí mucho acerca de administracion de proyectos, en el ambiente de reingeniería de procesos, y diseño de soluciones de negocios, para incrementar la productividad.
c) La direccion/gerencia: Ambas empresas tienen una direccion dinamica, de cumplir objetivos a corto plazo. Comunican y apoyan bien a las plantas y funciones regionales.
d) Mis colegas: En el equipo de Cadena de Suministro-Sistemas son integros y capaces, logramos cumplir objetivos y proyectos con resultados superiores, trabajando con otras funciones de gerencia general, finanzas,operaciones principalmente.
e)La parte mas dificil: Fue manejar el cambio con organizaciones resistentes al cambio.
f)Lo que mas me gustó del trabajo: Fue lograr hacer el cambio en consenso, cumplir los objetivos y dar
Prosempresa mundial con practicas y sistemas de negocios modernos, actitud de negocios acertado y agresivo respecto a crecimiento en el mercado.
Consdesafortunadamente en una fusion ocurren duplicidad de funciones, mi posicion regional no existe en la organizacion de international paper
Empresa dinâmica, várias mudanças e com muitas oportunidades
Meu dia sempre foi dinâmico e com várias atividades. Trabalhava em uma área corporativa e dada assistência para as 3 fábrica da IP dentro da minha área. Um dia típico era programar visitantes, verificar saldo de projetos para encerramento no SAP, fazer programação de hotéis e distribuir o agendamento do carro da área e programar com outra locadora outro carro. Fazer medição dos terceiros que trabalham com a IP e pagamento no final do mes. Elaborar relatório para uma reunião mensal onde todas as gerências faziam a apresentação para diretores, gerentes e convidados de outras fábrica. Fazer requisição de compra, fazer folha de serviço de registro para pagamento a fornecedor dentro do SAP, emitir nota fiscal de saida para fornecedor ou para enviar alguma peça para conserto. Dar assistência em logistica de viagem para os funcionários dos USA que vem ao Brasil, atender 3 gerentes junto com as equipes, fazer relatório de pagamento de cartão de crédito dos funcionários das gerências e dar suporte administrativo aos mesmos.
Começei a trabalhar na empresa quando a mesma estava em implantação, ou seja, em construção, eu vi a fábrica crescer, evoluir, modificar e ser lider de mercado, por isso, tem muito apreço pela fábrica.
Sempre tivemos uma equipe unida com um ambiente agradável entre os colegas e onde os mesmos se ajudavam a resolver os problemas diariamente.
Os gerentes e direção são bem participativos e dão a chance de desenvolver o trabalho aceitando sugestões ou críticas construt
Prosrefeição na empresa, transporte, participação de resultados, convênio fármacia e convênio odontológico e médico
Consa distância da fábrica entre as cidades..por ex..rib preto fica a 50 km da fábrica
Questions And Answers about International Paper
What is the best part of working at International Paper?
Asked Dec 14, 2019
Great Pay, Great Location
Answered Jun 30, 2022
Answered Jun 28, 2022
If you were in charge, what would you do to make International Paper a better place to work?
Asked Dec 4, 2016
Force or tell the CEO to step down cause he doesn't have a clue what he is doing.
Answered Feb 13, 2021
Vote on who can be lead not the brown nose way like here at Tolleson plant!
Answered Nov 12, 2020
Do you get breaks ? I heard you dont.
Asked Mar 5, 2016
Yes u get 3 breaks a day depending on your job position u can take your break whenever time u want as long as ur operator or assistant keeps the machine running
Answered Jul 1, 2020
We dont get scheduled breaks, but we do have a lot of downtime where we can sit down until we are needed again. Usually 2-5 mins between each big roll that gets cut about every 30 mins or so, depending on the people working. We bring our lunch on the floor, so we can eat on the go. We work 12 hr shifts. So we get about an hour and a half throughout those 12 hours to sit down.
Answered May 14, 2020
How long does it take to be notified if you are being considered for a job
Asked Nov 3, 2016
Over an yr for me
Answered Nov 13, 2019
A week to ten days
Answered Mar 13, 2019
How flexible are your working hours at International Paper?
Asked Mar 17, 2020
Not flexible, most likely start on c shift, and need to bid on other openings and being the new person you have least seniority. Mandatory overtime 2 out of 3 weeks, including covering for other shifts that people don't feel like working or when someone quits
Answered Nov 1, 2020
There's NO give at all on your hours you work what they tell you and if there's a conflict your expected to change your plans or appointments around their needs. Your wellbeing isn't as important and their profit.