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Bander Operator - Packaging Corporation of America - Olive Branch, MS

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Company: Packaging Corporation of America

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We are seeking applicants for a Bander Operator position in our Olive Branch, MS facility located at 8489 Summit Cove, Olive Branch, MS 38654


Competitive Pay & Benefits:

  • Pay Rate: 20.34 per hour ($30.51 over time rate)
  • Vacation earned after 90 days. 11 paid holidays.
  • Excellent benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)
  • 401K program with company match.


Shift: 6AM - 2PM

10-hour shift: 5AM-3PM



  • Production activities associated with running a Manual In-Line Signode Bander including setup, operation, cleanup, and recommending improvements to operations.



  • Perform basic computer functions to input and retrieve information from system.
  • Read factory ticket and execute customer requirement/specification for finishing units for delivery.
  • Add proper dunnage to protect customer product and load tags per customer specs.
  • Add special protective devices on corners or top as specified in customer instructions.
  • Maintain inventories of dunnage in various sizes, tapes, load tags and stretch wrap.
  • Monitor the quality of output from the machine, communicating back to supervisor any issues.
  • Adhere to all safety and work rules, company policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties, as needed.
  • Work as part of a team in support of a manufacturing operation with a goal of increasing productivity: decreasing downtime and waste
  • Follow all company safety rules and lock-out tag out procedures.
  • Maintain area per 5S standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must have 6 months previous experience on a production machine.
  • Ability to Operate Manual In-Line Signode Bander, conveying system and stretch wrapping machine at production machine rates. 
  • Must be comfortable on a computer and have good computer skills to print serialized unit load tags and navigate through our Shop Floor Program computer database.
  • Ability to operate all controls on Bander and In Line Conveyor system.
  • Ability to select proper corrugated dunnage to protect units from strap damage.
  • Ability to use proper strapping tension to protect units from damage.
  • Ability to multi-task which includes time management as units index from machines to mainline conveyor system.
  • Operate equipment at a pace to avoid gridlock of upstream production equipment.
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance and troubleshoot issues that may arise.
  • Ability to load multiple strapping reels on machine and complete strapping reel changeovers in a timely manner to not disrupt production flow.
  • Must be able to push, pull, bend and stoop and move units as needed.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment, with varying temperatures, around machinery, and heavy forklift traffic.



  • Must be able to work closely on a day-to-day basis with other production personnel.
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Thrive in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Work with a sense of urgency to reduce downtime of machines.
  • Must be comfortable using a computer.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a non-air-conditioned facility.



  • Personal protective equipment – such as eye protection, hearing protection, foot protection, cut resistant gloves, or other special protective equipment – is necessary to comply with our safety requirements.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear for up to 12 hours daily.
  • Ability to push, pull, bend, and stoop repetitively.
  • Required to use hands and arms to reach, stack and turn with repetitive motion.
  • Also required to stoop, kneel, and or crouch
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision.


All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.


PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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