Staff Accountant

Industrial manufacturing company located in Elmwood Park, NJ is seeking a Staff Accountant. This position reports to the Controller.

The chosen candidate will perform a variety of general accounting functions while supporting the accounting department. This position requires a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities.

DUTIES:

  • Prepare journal entries
  • Take part in month-end, and year-end close
  • Prepare bank reconciliations
  • Prepare sale & use tax reporting
  • Contribute with financial reporting
  • Help with regulatory audit duties
  • Cross-train on A/R and other functions as well
  • Prepare quarterly costing and accruals
  • Analyze and compute data for sales reporting

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 2-3 years of Accounting experience
  • Strong PC skills including experience with Excel

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Microsoft Office Suite

Requirements

  • Two to three years of Accounting experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong PC skills including experience with Excel
  • Great Plains Dynamics accounting software a plus, but not mandatory
  • Well organized, detail orientated and able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and delivering on committed deadlines

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Office

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Must be vaccinated

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • GAAP: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • CPA (Preferred)
Application Manager

Warehouse Equipment Operator

Marcal Paper is searching for a Distribution Operator for our warehouse!! Apply today, work tomorrow!

This position is responsible for driving, vehicles and equipment, loading and unloading into and out of warehouse and operating in an efficient and safe manner.

Position Information:

  • Requires CDL Class A license, this job will make all yard moves as well as load and unload trailers.
  • USW Local #870 benefits.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Ability to function in a safe manner knowing all safety rules and procedures.
  • Ability to use IQMS software and able to use “Yard Management” system
  • Utilizing CDL Class A License, moves trucks and equipment as needed in and out of warehouse as well as on public street in and around the plant.
  • Use powered industrial trucks to move finished goods on trailers.
  • Problem solves minor equipment problems; perform minor adjustments to equipment and notify appropriate team members if unable to elevate the issue.
  • Responsible for proper handling of materials which may include tissue rolls or various forms. Responsible when handling these materials to make sure they are not damaged.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high-speed environment and follow standardized work in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Attend all crew/safety meetings.
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with shipping and receiving. Including interacting with drivers, generating shipping documents, BOL’s, utilizing YMS, etc.

Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma, equivalent (GED) or relevant experience.
  • Experience preferred in a paper mill or industrial setting.
  • Ability to understand verbal & written instructions in English including, but not limited to the ability to read and comprehend instruction manuals, instruction sheets, training manuals, and other verbal/computer-based training.
  • Ability to navigate various computer systems and applications for data collection and reporting purposes.
  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including eye protection, safety vest and ear protection

Essential Functions:

  • Be able to drive equipment for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift.

Equipment Used:

  • Ability to operate equipment such as a forklift.
  • CDL “A” license required and the driving of applicable trucks and equipment on public streets.
  • PPE

Other:

  • Able to work both independently and in a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic Math skills
  • Oral communication skills

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $26.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Warehouse experience: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • CDL A (Required)
Application Manager

Master Electrician

Job Summary:

Responsible for performing all phases of electrical & instrumentation control maintenance throughout the plant safely and effectively.

Principal Responsibilities:      

• Perform installation of new or replacement electrical and instrumentation equipment, as well as electrical construction.

• Locate, troubleshoot, and repair electrical & instrumentation and control system malfunctions. Document problems and results and report them to Group Leader.

• Follow standard safety procedures, correct safety, and environmental hazards, and report them to the appropriate supervisor.

• Complete necessarily training programs within the time frame allowed.

  • Maintain a clean work area at all times.
  • Maintain daily work log with work descriptions, time entry, and any additional information requested by supervisor.
  • Be available to work overtime on emergency base or as directed by the supervisor.

• Respond to call-ins for emergency repair work and perform on call duty based on rotational schedule or as directed by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • 10+ years work experience as an electrician, preferably in a paper mill or industrial setting.

· Proficient knowledge of Electrical & Instrumentation; electrical equipment functioning; electrical operating procedures and standards to support cost effective, safe and efficient equipment and instrumentation maintenance, repair.

· Basic knowledge of Mechanical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic equipment to support safe and efficient minor equipment repair.

· Knowledge of federal, state, and local electric codes and environmental permit regulations pertaining to electrical & instrumentation functioning.

· Knowledge and understanding of all federal, state, local and company safety procedures and ability to execute same.

· Proficient knowledge and understanding of the occupational hazards connected with

general plant practices with emphasis on the necessity of safety policy compliance.

· Ability to read, comprehend, and work from electrical and electronic blueprints.

· Ability to understand verbal & written instructions in English including, but not limited to the ability to read and comprehend instruction manuals, instruction sheets, technical data, work orders, training manuals, and other verbal/computer based training.

· Basic computer knowledge preferred.

Essential Functions:

· Ability to access confined spaces thru standard man ways.

· Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations.

· Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

· Ability to move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating, and uneven surfaces.

· Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Equipment Used:

  • Operate manual and/or power hand tools and power equipment (i.e. industrial forklift and man lift) in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate on the radio during noise interference.  
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions that may require the use of company-provided personal protective equipment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 – $46.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • On call

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Electrical Experience: 5 years (Preferred)
Application Manager

Marcal Honors Veterans

Marcal understands it’s important to take care of those that take care of us. As such, we contribute regularly to our employees and our community through the local Veteran’s Alliance. That’s why all of November we will be celebrating our Veteran’s for their patronage & courage!

Marcal: Still Working Strong!

Marcal has provided essential paper goods to the Northeast for over 80 years. While Covid-19 may have slowed many, it has ramped up our production and spirit of giving back to our community! Thanks to our tireless staff for staying strong and working healthy during these unprecedented times. Be first to see our endless efforts:

1 Year Fire Anniversary: Marcal Paper is Back!

Founded on the outskirts of where our nation’s Industrial Revolution was launched, Marcal Paper was in every way a New Jersey landmark. Its founder, Nicholas Marcalus, was an Italian immigrant whose company started small and grew to become a pillar in its community. When periods of difficulty emerged, they were met by steadfast determination, public-private partnership, capital investment and a belief that Marcal’s proud history was the foundation upon which an even stronger future could be built.

The Marcal story is one of entrepreneurship, consumer product innovation, environmental progress and community stewardship.

Tomorrow, we will celebrate that legacy and begin anew, as we officially announce the restart of regular papermaking operations in Elmwood Park one year to the day after a ten-alarm fire destroyed the iconic Marcal Paper mill.   We will begin by turning on one paper machine, welcoming back dozens of good people into full-time jobs, and working to restore customer confidence. We will, in short, begin the long journey of creating a company from the ground up once again.  

The prospect of such an announcement — of restarting a viable paper manufacturing business at the site of such destruction – seemed impossible to any of us who were there.  Within about eight hours, a ten-alarm fire had brought down the iconic Marcal sign from our roof.   450,000 square feet of manufacturing space was eliminated. Twenty-one paper converting lines, used to make the products we all came to know and love, were gone. Nearly 400 jobs, which for several years were preserved in Elmwood Park through significant investment, were lost.

Looking back, the path we’ve taken to arrive at this special day has been marked by three feelings.

The first is gratitude.

As the fire began to rage, 200 workers were still in our mill.  The fact that each and every one of them escaped, while performing their duties brilliantly, stands as a testament to the countless hours spent, processes implemented and drills executed, all in the background while nobody was watching.  That commitment to the safety of one another in the mill — when coupled with the extraordinary bravery shown by hundreds of first responders in the face of unimaginable risk — resulted in not a single life lost, and not a single person injured.   While we surely lost a lot, what we lost can be replaced. We are grateful to our team and our community for what they saved that night.

The second is service.

What has always made Marcal different is its people.  Generations within families followed each other to work at the mill, and they cared deeply about our company. In the days and weeks after the fire, we tried our best to live up to that legacy of service. In addition to providing direct financial assistance and extended health care access, we worked with our state, federal and local officials, as well as businesses and nonprofit partners, to connect our displaced associates to human services and new job opportunities. Those efforts surely did not alleviate every hardship but, hopefully, helped to soften the blow as our team members transitioned to what came next.

The third is hope.

As we gathered as a family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson just hours after the blaze struck, there was unwavering unity and strength.   Those who had spent decades building, saving, and then building again, the iconic Marcal brand, responded to the fire in truly extraordinary fashion. While we all recognize what Marcal has meant to so many, we did not want to just start up the surviving equipment and fail. From day one, we worked to give ourselves a fighting chance, to ensure we had a viable, sustainable roadmap to thrive in a very challenging tissue market. 

Years ago, our founder used to say, “When you buy Marcal, you’re buying paper products of good quality at low prices compared to other brands. Buy Marcal. Marcaluate and save.” That commercial, and the Marcal sign atop the paper mill, were sources of great comfort for those who lived or worked in Northern New Jersey.   As the sign came into view along Route 80, or you heard his voice on your television, you knew you were home.

For all of us who have worked at the mill in recent years, the Marcal sign was also a source of great pride. It was a symbol — our symbol — of a once-great family-owned business — New Jersey’s one and only recycled tissue manufacturing mill — on the long road back to being great again.

This week, a new chapter in the Marcal story begins.

Thank you, New Jersey.   

Marcal Paper is back.

  -Rob Baron is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marcal Paper

Marcal Paper Company announces partnership with Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

Today more than ever, both businesses and consumers are committed to making environmentally-sound purchasing decisions. These environmentally conscious consumers want to be assured that the paper products they purchase are produced with recycled fiber. Furthermore, they want to ensure that this ecological thought process begins in production and manufacturing and continues through to the end-product.

Founded in 1932 by Nicholas Marcalus, Marcal Paper Company developed and employed technology for the recycling of waste paper into pulp—making Marcal a pioneer in the Paper Products industry to “Go Green.” Marcal Paper Company stays true to its 87-year-old legacy of innovation and dedication to those practices, so we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the Northeast Recycling Council or NERC!

NERC is a coalition which engages with communities and states to promote increased recycling, as well as source reduction and purchasing products with recycled content. Marcal is the perfect partner for this, as it works with these same municipalities to take the collected paper and turn it into commercially viable products for the home and office.

“Because of recycled pulp’s substantial environmental benefits,” a recent report states, “the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…recommends…purchasing paper towels that contain at least 40 to 60 percent post-consumer recycled content and 40 to 100 percent total recovered fiber, and bathroom tissue that contains at least 20 to 60 percent post-consumer recycled content and 20 to 100 percent total recovered fiber.” All of Marcal’s tissue and towel products easily exceed these recommended minimums.

“Given Marcal’s long history of responsible environmental stewardship, becoming a NERC Advisory Member is a natural next step. We are extremely proud to participate in the creation of this unique, regional, closed-loop recycling program, which could serve as a model for other communities and paper makers to emulate!” boasts John Glaze, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Marcal.

Please visit our website now so learn how you can contribute!

Marcal Fire

On behalf of Marcal, our associates and management, we wanted to express our deepest appreciation for the outpouring of support we have received from the community. This has lifted and encouraged our spirits throughout this tragic event more than you will ever know.

We also extend our most sincere thanks and admiration to all the hard-working firefighters and first responders—the men and women who have been working tirelessly at the site of our mill since Wednesday night—despite bitterly cold temperatures and life threatening conditions.

Given the ongoing response work, we have not yet been able to access the site to truly understand the full magnitude of destruction—or what our future path forward might be for our company.

While we remain hopeful, your continued support is dearly needed, now more than ever. If you would like to continue to show us your support, please use and ask for our Marcal Pro line of professional paper products in your restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and businesses. These products are still being produced by Marcal, in our remaining Northeast facility, and will be critical to the future survival and rebuilding of our iconic brand and company.

Meanwhile, we’re hard at work fostering employee needs and getting our teams back to work as quickly as possible. With that in mind, we’ve made arrangements with a local recruiting company that is offering assistance with placement. For those employees needing these services, please follow the links for job posting and community resources. Employee Resources