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International Paper Assembler I in UTICA, New York

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


Catches and feeds various machines. Operates small hand of power tools. Sets Up, Assembles, fills, cleans or refurbishes, lifts, sorts and stacks wooden/corrugated/foam products such as boxes, packing crates, skids, pallets and various components or subassemblies.

Assembler I

  • Understanding and following instructions and completing required paperwork.

  • Cleaning around work areas. Clean as you go, clean at the end of the shift.

  • Ability to recognize nonconforming material such as damaged or defective items.

  • Discards scrap or defective pieces of waste into scrap containers.

  • Ability to read and use a standard tape measure.

  • Inspection of completed work per quality standards. Log inspection to work order if required. Final inspection and tagging of product.

  • Safe and Proper use of the following equipment:

  • Utility Knife.

  • Banding Tools.

  • Manual and Electric Pallet Jack.

  • Assorted glue roll coaters.

  • Other small hand tools.

  • Bostitch Hand Stitcher.

  • Horton Stripper.

  • Hot Glue Guns.

  • Other small hand tools.

  • Specific Duties include:

  • Hand assembling cartons using the HMT Hot Melt Guns

  • Adding/Inserting parts to a box

  • Applying tape

  • Hand assembling Corrugated Pallets

  • Effective rotation within jobs of same or lower level.

  • Cleaning, repairing, and refurbishing crates/boxes for re-use.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must successfully pass the Basic Industrial Skills Test Battery.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, JSA’s, work instructions, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, work orders and specification drawings.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to properly use a standard tape measure.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment has been determined to be at a level that requires hearing protection.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned based on production needs and/or rotation schedule.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.