Pre-Employment Application

Entry Level Production Employee
Kingston Springs , TN  

Caraustar Industries, Inc., an industry leader in paperboard products, seeks Entry Level Production Employees to join our thriving team in Kingston Springs, TN. We have multiple entry level positions available on our production and shipping teams and are hiring for multiple shifts. These positions require a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is looking to learn and grow with our company.

We maintain a stellar reputation in the industry and are enjoying rapid growth. This is the right role to invest your talents as you will have ample opportunity to learn new skills and advance to new opportunities.
To our Entry Level Production Employees, we offer:
  • $14 - $24 (top rate) an hour commensurate with experience plus a $500 signing bonus
  • 12 hour shifts with 3-4 day work weeks; long weekends every other week, less commute time!
  • Quick advancement opportunity
  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(k) with 5% company match
  • Vacation time
Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. We aim to be a socially responsible corporation, and remain committed to environmentally sound practices while providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets: tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products. For more about us, please visit our website at

Duties and Responsibilities for these roles include:
  • Feeder-Catcher: roles are instrumental to our finishing department; ensuring cartons efficiently flow thru machinery, troubleshooting any issues and packing finished cartons to ship to our customers
  • Printing Trainee: ensures the right materials are provided to the printing department for each job run and assists the printing crew, all while learning the trade
  • Case Sealers: package the cartons, creates shipping labels and correctly aligns each order to prepare for shipping
  • Shipping Associate: assists in shipping out finished products
Qualifications for the Entry Level Production Employees include:
  • Ability to follow work instructions
  • Reading basic measurement tools may be required, depending on the position
  • Capable working in a fast-paced production environment
  • Some positions may require ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently and to stand, bend, and kneel for periods of time
  • Willingness to undergo drug screen and background check
Please apply to the confidential application below. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

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