Last updated: May 22. 2014 7:28AM - 680 Views
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Charles Warner|Daily TimesJoel Stover (right), Chip Mill Manager for Resolute Forest Products, makes a point as Resolute West Region Procurement Manager Jamie Hollis (center) and job applicant Christopher Hill (left) listen during a job recruitment event at the SCWorks Union office Tuesday morning.
Charles Warner|Daily TimesJoel Stover (right), Chip Mill Manager for Resolute Forest Products, makes a point as Resolute West Region Procurement Manager Jamie Hollis (center) and job applicant Christopher Hill (left) listen during a job recruitment event at the SCWorks Union office Tuesday morning.
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UNION — A Jonesville area chip mill that held a job recuritment event Tuesday morning is still accepting applications from persons interested in two operators positions.


Resolute Forest Products held a job recruitment event Tuesday at the SCWorks Union office. The company is looking to fill two operators positions at its chip mill at 307 Chip Mill Road, Jonesville, off SC 18. The positions pay $15 to $18 an hour.


Chip Mill Manager Joel Stover said he was pleased with the turnout for Tuesday’s job recruitment event which he said drew approximately a dozen applicants.


“It went very well,” Stover said Wednesday. “We had a number of applicants to apply, so it went very well.”


Stover said that Tuesday’s job recruitment event was for the initial screening of the applicants who he said will now be referred to the company’s Human Resources Department for further consideration.


Applicants for the positions will be required to operate log handling equipment, run the chipper, work with and maintain heavy equipment, and work safely as a team member. They must also have a valid driver’s license and be able to work outside, work at heights, and climb ladders and stairs.


Stover said that anyone who is interested in the operators positions can still apply for them. He said they must apply in person at the chip mill between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Tuesday’s job recruitment event is one of three scheduled for this week at the SCWorks Union office.


On Wednesday, Kelly Services held the second of this week’s job recruitment events. The company is looking to hire production operators. The positions pay $8.50 an hour.


The third of this week’s job recruitment events will be held Friday from 10 a.m.-noon.


Roper Staffing is sponsoring the event with the goal of hiring slitters and support operators. Both positions are temp to hire.


For the slitter position, applicants will be slitting big rolls of fabric and must be able to stand in the same position for long periods of time. While it is preferred that applicants have a high school diploma or GED, it is not required.


The support operator works rotating 8 hour shifts (Week One — 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Week Two — 12-8 a.m.; Week Three — 4 p.m.-12 a.m.). While a high school diploma or GED is preferred, it is not required.


Six months of forklift is desired, but the employer is willing to train.


Applicants will slit rolls of fabric and batch small rolls together to make big rolls. They will be required to stand in the same position for long periods of time and drive a forklift.


Steel toe shoes are required.

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