Bander Operator - 3rd Shift

5555 W 73rd St, Bedford Park, IL 60638, USA Req #8995
Thursday, October 19, 2023

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company.  Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds.  Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence.  We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

This job posting is for a Bander Operator position at our Chicago Sheet plant located at 5555 W 73rd St. Bedford Park, IL 60638.

Position is for 3rd shift (11:00PM-7:00AM) 

Pay from $22.47/hr based on skills and experience plus shift differential

Excellent Benefits Package including Health, Dental, Vision, and 401K Plan.

1.5 pay over 8 hours, over 40 hours and weekends.

1.5 pay on holidays, plus additional overtime over 8 hours on holidays.

Stipend for safety shoes



Operate pallet centering device, auto banding software (hot key system), two stage banding units, conveying system and stretch wrapping equipment.


Perform basic computer functions to input and retrieve information from system.


Operate equipment at a pace to avoid gridlock of upstream production equipment.


Read factory card 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.


Program auto banding software (hot keys) for large orders.


Maintain inventories of dunnage in various sizes, tapes, load tags and stretch wrap.


Understand control to safely position unitized for clearing jams and loading strapping reels.


Understand manual override of automation to manually operate equipment if failures or faults occur within the sequence.


Perform basic maintenance and troubleshoot issues that arise.


Communicate with maintenance department or supervisor any needed repairs.


Monitor the quality of output from the machine, communicating back to supervisor any issues.


May be required to obtain and maintain forklift license.


Maintain neat, orderly, and safe area.


Adhere to all safety and work rules, company policies and procedures.


Perform other duties, as needed.





High school diploma or GED.


Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice, both during the week and weekends. 


Ability to work in manufacturing environment, with varying temperatures, around machinery, and heavy forklift traffic.


Must be authorized to work in the U.S.





Experience in a packaging or other manufacturing environment.


All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

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

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $22.47
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  • 5555 W 73rd St, Bedford Park, IL 60638, USA