Emporia, Virginia

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info


Utility Production Worker

Georgia-Pacific is seeking Utility Production Workers for our location in Emporia, VA. This is an entry-level production position with a starting rate of pay of $17.96 per hour. Our Utility Production Workers work any shift, holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Adhering to all plant safety and environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures to include wearing safety equipment
  • Learning to operate machinery to expected performance levels
  • Acting as a relief operator to cover other employees' breaks and vacations
  • Supporting machine operators by learning to safely operate the dryer, glue-line and grader machines that are used in the process of making Plywood
  • Assisting team members throughout the mill during production times
  • Performing basic care duties such as preventative maintenance on machinery or repairing minor issues
  • Operating small equipment and using tools; blowers, shovels, pitch forks, brooms, to clean up debris in and around machines to ensure a safe work environment for all employees
  • Performing tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing, and/or pulling for up to twelve (12) hours a day, in a hot, humid, cold, and noisy industrial environment

The Experience You Will Bring


  • At least six (6) months of work experience

What Will Put You Ahead

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One (1) year or more experience using a computer
  • One (1) year or more of experience working in the lumber, plywood, or timber industry
  • At least six (6) months experience operating mobile equipment (e.g. forklifts, bobcats, cranes)
  • At least six (6) months of work experience in a farming, carpentry, construction, or military environment

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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