Ottumwa, Iowa

Plastipak Packaging is a global industry leader in the design, manufacturing, and recycling of plastic rigid containers. Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized and respected brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Pepsi, just to name a few. Our commitment to our employees is demonstrated in numerous awards for innovation, environmental sustainability, and corporate citizenship.

Plastipak follows industry leading protocols to address COVID-19, including regular disinfection, electrostatic cleaning and temperature sensing kiosks at most locations. We strictly adhere to all CDC guidelines to provide a safe working environment for our associates and visitors; including face coverings, social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations.

Named one of America's Best Employers in Michigan by Forbes in 2020, Plastipak offers many great benefits, including:
  • MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO) AND COMPANY HOLIDAYS
  • PART TIME AND FULL TIME OPPORTUNITIES
  • 401(K) AND PROFIT SHARING PLAN WITH COMPANY MATCH
  • TUITION ASSISTANCE
  • COMPANY PAID LIFE INSURANCE AND DISABILITY
  • DEPENDENT CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT
  • TELEMEDICINE
  • PET INSURANCE
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS TRAINING
  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
  • REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAM

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Plastipak is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description:

The Machine Operator/Production Technician is responsible for the quality and efficiency of production on the assigned production line. The position is responsible for setting up and operating their assigned production equipment and making necessary adjustments and mechanical repairs in a safe, efficient manner.

Responsibilities:
  • Operates assigned equipment to make plastic bottles and containers.
  • Completes machine adjustments, repairs and troubleshoots equipment to ensure efficient machine operation.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment as assigned. Completes or assists with product changeovers.
  • Operates related production equipment, including labelers, trimmers, palletizers, stretch wrappers, banding machines, and other related equipment.
  • Performs work in a safe manner and is responsible for following all safety policies and procedures, including Lock Out / Tag Out procedures.
  • Responsible for product quality.
  • Responsible for adhering to all Good Manufacturing Practices GMP rules. Responsible for maintaining high standards relating to area housekeeping.
  • Responsible for reporting food safety issues to personnel with authority to initiate action. Initiate action for food safety issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • An Associate's Degree in Industrial Technology, related field of study or relevant work experience (minimum of 2 years) is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Must be able to provide basic tools.

Why should you apply?

You may be eligible for:
  • MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO) AND COMPANY HOLIDAYS
  • SHIFT PREMIUM
  • PART TIME AND FULL TIME OPPORTUNITIES
  • 401(K) AND PROFIT SHARING PLAN WITH COMPANY MATCH
  • TUITION ASSISTANCE
  • COMPANY PAID LIFE INSURANCE AND DISABILITY
  • DEPENDENT CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT
  • TELEMEDICINE
  • PET INSURANCE
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS TRAINING
  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
  • REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAM

Ottumwa, Iowa

A global leader in the science of flexible packaging and barrier technology, Plastipak has instituted packaging enhancements that continue to set industry standards. Our manufacturing competencies span the full gamut of customer requirements, affording consumers the latest in packaging design, labeling, filling and delivery. Direct links into our supply chain allow customers quick access to information supporting material planning, quality assurance and inventory control.

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