Our employees are our most valuable resource

Fontana Paper Mills has been owned and operated by the Thagard family since 1967. When we look for new employees, we look for someone who is going to fit right into our work family. Someone who takes pride in what they do and strives to perform at their peak potential for their job qualification. Manufacturing the highest quality products is vital to our company and we want employees that will work hard for us. In return we will take care of you! At Fontana Paper Mills we offer our employees medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, paid time off, 401K benefits, training and education assistance and other benefits. Click here to learn more about how Fontana supports its employees.

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Benefits Explanation:

Experience the Rewards You Would Expect of Company Offering a Competitive Benefits Package.

At Fontana Paper Mills Inc. we value our employee’s contributions to our success and want to provide a benefits package that protects their health and financial security, now and in the future.  We continually look for valuable benefits that support our employees needs whether they are single, married, raising a family or thinking ahead to retirement.  We are committed to providing our employees the resources needed to understand their benefit options and how their choices affect them financially.  We offer the following benefits:

* Medical, dental, vision: We know how important it is to have good healthcare coverage for you and your family. Employees can tailor the right combination of plans to fit their needs.

* Flexible spending accounts: We offer flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care. Employees can use this benefit to build up savings for eligible expenses using tax-free dollars.

* Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Bereavement and Holiday – after 90 days of employment)

* 401(k) Retirement Plan   

* Training and Educational Assistance: Opportunity to attend training or educational programs in the course of your employment.

Additional Benefits:

  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Merit increases for performance
  • Double-time for all production line hours worked on a Holiday
  • Low medical premiums for each employee
  • Paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Group Life Insurance for employee and family
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • New Hire Employee referral bonus
  • Prescription Safety Glasses Reimbursement
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s)
  • Monthly Safety Lunches

*The benefits listed here are not conditions of employment. Any discrepancy between the summary of benefits listed here and the legal documents that govern the plan will be resolved in favor of the legal documents governing the plan. Benefits can be changed or terminated at any time, without notice, when Fontana Paper Mills., Inc. determines such action is necessary.

Job Title:  Pulper Assistant

Supervisor: Pulper Operator

Regular hours worked: 4 days on & 4 days off

Position Overall Purpose and Objective

Individually: all pulper area activities properly done to generate a good batch of pulp in quantity and quality, according to the recipes; to maintain the raw materials in good condition, ready to be used; to maintain the yard and the pulper area clean.

Crew: to keep the loading equipment (forklift and CAT) clean and in running condition together with the pulper operator; all requested activities along the production line, safely done, to keep a right and smooth production process.

To learn the Pulper Operator tasks and responsibilities.

Technical Skills Required

To be able to safe and efficiently drive a forklift. To have knowledge how mechanical equipment used (pumps, valves, motors) are working. To have ability to understand and prepare a recipe.

Main Activities Description

On pulper area:

Know product grade being run. Feed with furnishes according with the recipe, as per Pulper Operator request. Help on mucking and skimming activities – request ability to use fork and shovel to throw debris out of pulper pit. Maintain area around chests and pulper clean. Maintain clean and in running condition the loading equipment (forklift and CAT).

On yard area:

Keep area clean of paper and wood debris, sawdust etc, using rake, broom, water hose. Have the emptied pallets (from sawdust bags, bales) neatly stored. Maintain the light raw material (bulk sawdust, newspaper pile) wet to avoid wind to blow them out. Witness raw material downloading activities and report any unusual aspect of improper quality or type to the Pulper Operator or Machine Tender.

On storage areas:

Keep easy access to sawdust bags and bales. Cover sawdust bags with plastic tarp to protect from rain. Assist on roll felt covering with plastic tarp to protect from rain. Remove bales wire / strips in preparing the bales to be used.

Estimated volume of time on different activities using equipment:

Forklift – 15%

Rake, broom, water hose (on cleaning) – 45%

Fork, shovel on skimming / mucking – 10%

Servicing on pumps – 20%

Other – 10%

Major Responsibilities / Duties

All activities to be done safely. Have the areas clean especially the access ways to the raw materials. Spray with water the light raw material especially during the windy time. Keep necessary packed raw material (sawdust bags, bales) handy and ready to be used by the Pulper Operator. Cut the Roofing returned felt roll ready to be recycled. Report any raw material lost in quality observed. Report any incident / accident to Machine Tender.

If weekend follow procure materials and forms for the weekend.

S.O.P.

Crew member direct subordinate to the Pulper Operator.

Follow and respect the Company SOP and safety rules.

Follow provided specifications.

Hazards / Warnings

All operations required safety gear on. Continuously: bump cap, safety glasses, back support belt, work shoes. Specific: gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety belt, harness.

Sharp blade usage may occur.

Often raw material trucks and light trucks are crossing the area.

Some work activities require body rotation and stretch.

Work environment may be wet or dusty.

Movement up/down the stairs and along the chest area stairs are required.

Due to the dynamic process the level of personal caution and alert must be high all the time.

Do not perform task not required on your position.

Do not interfere with running equipment (as conveyors, chain transmissions, gear transmissions and all other).

Only the qualified maintenance personnel will perform troubleshooting activities (electrical and mechanical). Do not open any electrical panel.

Do not climb, jump, run over the equipment, handrails, stairs etc.

Do not lift over limit weights. Lifting weights, follow the appropriate procedures.

Machine Guards must be ON all the times. Running with open guards is TOTALLY FORBIDDEN.

The Forklift speed and maneuvers must be according with the safety rules on the plant. No high speed or blind maneuvers are allowed. Notify the supervisor if a forklift become unsafe (missing horn, light, steering or hydraulic problems and other). When filling the propane tank, follow the specific procedure. Wear the safety belts all times!

Do not perform any activity that might be unsafe for you and/or your colleagues.

Job Title:  Tanker Truck Driver

Department: Shipping Department

Reports to: VP of Operation Traffic Manager

Position Summary: Responsible for safe and timely delivery of company products. Must be able to comply with all D.O.T., State, Federal and City laws and regulations while operating vehicles. Will be required to assist with various other duties within the shipping department as necessary.

General Purpose:   To achieve maximum delivery of product to customers with the highest level of professionalism while adhering to all company policies and safety regulations.

Position Requirements:

  • This position requires a Clean Driving Record
  • Class A CDL License
  • Tanker and HazMat Endorsements
  • Flexible schedule, day or evening shift
  • 2-3 years’ experience driving a tanker with liquid Asphalt
  • Performs all segments of the company’s delivery functions.
  • Drives truck to destination. Prepares receipts for load picked up.
  • Maintains truck log, according to state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Loads and unloads truck.
  • Pre-trip Inspection of truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.
  • Must perform minor repairs and maintenance of company vehicle and equipment in to maintain good working order.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods.
  • Must maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to operate forklifts and securing of loads utilizing the “tie-down” method.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience:

Ability to work individually or as part of a team. Time management (the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.) Strong commitment to company values and polices. Responsible for adhering to company’s safety program and procedures. Must be able to take direction as assigned by VP of Operations and Traffic Manager. Completes documentation for all pre/post vehicle inspections.

Reporting to this position:   No direct reports

Work Environment:   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Employee must be able to adjust driving to the road conditions and/or hazards.

Physical Demands:     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, crawl and lift objects. Proper guidance of company safety procedures will be adhered in order to prevent injury.

Job Title:  Stacker

Job Responsibilities (physical):

  • The ability to lift and place rolls of saturated felt or coated felt on pallets weighing from 30#s to 50#s. Requires heavy lifting.
  • The ability to place a pallet into the conveyor system utilizing a forklift.
  • Tying of rolls of pallet with twine. Free movement of upper body.
  • Maintain the stacker area in a good state of cleanliness.
  • The ability to move up and down stairs in a brisk manner as paper in the finished product looper breaks.
  • The ability to sort through pallets and select pallets, which meet or exceed desired specification. to be provided.
  • The ability to reposition labels on finished rolls.
  • The ability to respond quickly when a paper break occurs throughout the product line, to include the saturator.
  • All saturator breaks require all employees working in the saturator area to have all safety gear on. Bump hat, eye protection, gloves, back support belt on person, and fully alert of your surroundings.

Communication:

  • Ability to read and understand all safety and chemical procedures used on a daily basis.
  • Relay to the winder operator upon stacking uneven rolls (aka hi/lo’s).
  • Relay to the winder operator upon stacking sticky rolls (asphalt)
  • Relay to the winder operator when too much paste and glue are being used on the label.
  • Relay to the winder operator any quality defects noted such as: under saturated felt (aka , white spots), ripped or torn sheet, sheet too hot, not enough sand on coated paper, too much water being used, punctures on the sheet from build-up on rolls, lines off track, no lines visible.
  • Relay to the winder operator any problems that occur on the pallet line, so as to adjust accordingly.

“Be aware of your surroundings at all times”

Priorities and expectations for successful performance:

1) Keep Roofing Line Running:

2) Keep Area Clean:

3) Learn all the Wrap Machine Panels

4) Learn How to Thread Machine

5) Learn How to Handle Rolls

 

Job Title:  Class A CDL Truck Driver

Department: Shipping Department

Reports to: VP of Operation

Position Summary: Responsible for safe and timely delivery of company products. Must be able to comply with all D.O.T., State, Federal and City laws and regulations while operating vehicles. Will be required to assist with various other duties within the shipping department as necessary.

General Purpose:   To achieve maximum delivery of product to customers with the highest level of professionalism while adhering to all company policies and safety regulations.

Compensation: $0.51 CPM (Mileage Split) plus Drop Pay

Benefits: We offer Health, Dental, Life, 401k, Vacation and Holiday Pay

Position Requirements:

  • Performs all segments of the company’s delivery functions.
  • Must perform minor repairs and maintenance of company vehicle and equipment in to maintain good working order.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods.
  • Must maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Maintain good personal hygiene and appearance.
  • Must be able to operate forklifts and securing of loads utilizing the “tie-down” method.
  • Able to complete without errors D.O.T. drivers logbooks.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Ability to work individually or as part of a team. Time management (the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.) Strong commitment to company values and polices. Responsible for adhering to company’s safety program and procedures. Must be able to take direction as assigned by VP of Operations and Traffic Manager. Completes documentation for all pre/post vehicle inspections.

Reporting to this position:   No direct reports

Work Environment:   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Employee must be able to adjust driving to the road conditions and/or hazards.

Physical Demands:     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, crawl and lift objects. Proper guidance of company safety procedures will be adhered in order to prevent injury.

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