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Baler Operator


Elk Grove Village, IL
ID: 48647

 RRD- Elk Grove Village - The Baler Operator operates and maintains bailing equipment to bind trimmings and paper waste received from the Press/Bindery equipment.

  • Tend machines that shred and/or compresses and binds paper by-products generated from the print manufacturing process to facilitate disposition of the waste materials.
  • Thread tie bands around bale and twists or clamps ends of bands to tighten bands.
  • Opens compression chamber doors and removes bale from machine.
  • Transport bales using air lifts, pallet jacks or hoist trucks.
  • Complete daily forklift condition report.
  • Weigh the bales and keep records of the gross weight, materials grade of the bales.
  • Perform routine maintenance on the baling machinery and remove obstructions in the cyclone as needed.
  • May load bales on trucks, rail cars for disposal and complete shipping manifest. May photograph container and seal for verification purposes.
  • Requires knowledge of standard set ups, adjustments and operating characteristics of the equipment and skill to perform standard adjustments and operate the equipment. 
  • Ability to set up, operate, and perform basic adjustments to the equipment according to the individual job requirements, operating characteristics, and capabilities of the equipment.  
  • Typically, the adjustments performed at this level are routine and the need for such adjustments are readily apparent.
  • Forklift certified or able to obtain forklift certification.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.


Must be able to work 7:00 pm to 7:00 am shift, 3 days on/4 days off, (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, Friday, Saturday, alternating on an 8 week rotation). Opportunities for overtime.


Required Skills

  • Ability to operate basic hand tools and forklift equipment required. 
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment required.
  • Experience in an up-stroke paper baling machine operation preferred.


Required Experience



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