Westland, Michigan

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 Mid-Sized Employers by Forbes in 2021, 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 Raw Materials Area Leader is responsible for the efficient performance of all phases of raw materials storage, shipping and receiving operations. The Raw Materials Area Leader is also responsible for directing the work of the Raw Material Handlers.

They must be responsible to act in accordance with the policies set forth in the current

procedure manual.

Responsibilities:
  • Ability to adhere to the attendance and punctuality policy.
  • Supervision of the Raw Material Handlers on their shift
  • Initiates disciplinary action and re-training for Material Handlers that display actions of an unsafe manner or show repeated failure to follow processes and procedures.
  • Coordinates resources to adhere to raw materials planning directives
  • Maintains and adheres to work instructions for verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling/disposition of raw materials and inventory accuracy
  • Provides for movement and storage of all raw materials
  • Establishes, maintains and utilizes modified FIFO inventory at all site storage locations
  • Responsible for maintaining and implementing sound storage location planning, organization, and cleanliness
  • Responsible for transaction accuracy, product scanning, raw materials inventory and process reliability
  • Transfer of raw materials from storage locations to production supply area as necessary or directed
  • Document all shipments both inbound and outbound
  • Initiate all Inbound and Storage Raw Materials Complaints as well as all SAP hold initiatives
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining work instructions as per ISO standards
  • Assist in Dock Coordination for Raw Materials
  • Participate in physical inventories as well as inventory verification through cycle counting
  • Accountable for the maintaining a Lean Culture. Ensure all 6S tasks and tools are being utilized and adhered to.
  • Focus on Continuous Improvement in safety, productivity, quality, inventory accuracy and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure effectively communications are flowing between shifts.
  • Initiate and participate in Kaizen events.
  • Works in a safe and efficient manner at all times, monitors team members for safe practices and mentors best methods. Ensuring that all near misses and incidents are properly reported and documented.
  • Follows and enforces company and local work rules, safety rules, GMP, policies, procedures and work instructions.
  • Direct and Monitor the work flow and daily work functions of the team.
  • Responsible for ensuring required and appropriate associate training is occurring, mentor and qualify associates using the Technical Training paths as guides. (train, mentor and quality)
  • Effectively and efficiently schedule and monitor team members' breaks and lunch periods.
  • Provide input to Team Leader on performance evaluations and on disciplinary actions.
  • Actively participate in team meetings.
  • Reports any non-conformities, production, machine or quality issues, or concerns on process to the department Team Leader.
  • Perform duties and tasks as assigned to ensure efficient, balanced and effective use of all resources.
  • Initiate action for food safety issues
  • All other miscellaneous related duties and functions as may be assigned by leadership.

Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills (as demonstrated during the hiring process)
  • Strong Leadership skills (as demonstrated during the hiring process or internal experiences)
  • Self motivated
  • Proficient in computer programs
  • Must be out of orientation period and in good company standing (if internal applicant).
  • Must have a more than acceptable performance evaluation score (if internal candidate)
  • Internal training requirements for current position (if internal candidate) must be completed and up to date
  • Able to multitask in a faced-paced environment
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Possess strong safety focus
  • Technically oriented and knowledgeable in manufacturing systems
  • Strong Decision making skills with limited information
  • Strong Customer Focus
  • Organized
  • Independent thinker and effective troubleshooter
  • Meets all Material Handler Requirements
  • Prior experience in warehousing operations and forklift operations
  • Ability to demonstrate SAP knowledge and transaction competence
  • Be able to lead Kaizen events in the facility
  • Initiate and document process improvements
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Four year degree in relevant major and/or 3-5 years of relevant warehousing experience (preferably in manufacturing environment)
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
  • Frequently is required to push or pull bins and carts, stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to fifteen pounds
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move more than one hundred pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Why should you apply?

You may be eligible for:
  • 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

Westland, Michigan

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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