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Company: Plastipak
Location: Westland, MI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace

Description

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

In order to process your job application, Plastipak collects and stores the personal information that you submit via this website. Please refer to Plastipak's Privacy Policy to understand how Plastipak uses and protects the information that you provide. 

Plastipak is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description:

The Team Leader is responsible for and has the authority to direct, train, and motivate Shift Team Members in a safe and efficient manner ensuring production of a quality product.

Responsibilities:

  • Controls costs in the areas of quality, efficiency, downtime and scrap.
  • Possess mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and maintain machines.
  • Actively responsible for participating in individual team members' development, engagement and necessary training requirements moving them along in their career path. To include technical criteria & training path completion and mentoring.
  • Work with co-team area leader to effectively and efficiently schedule and monitor team members' breaks and lunch periods.
  • Write, conduct and maintain performance evaluation process
  • Input and administer disciplinary actions.
  • Ensure all accidents and near misses are reported and assist in follow up analysis.
  • Maintain focus and accountability for internal and external measures.
  • Ensure production schedule is on track.  Monitoring reliability, scrap, customers needs and down time.
  • Ensure quality product through proper testing, data entry into SAP and observation.
  • Identify, prioritize & report problems with recommended solutions to be addressed during scheduled down times.
  • Reports the effectiveness and performance of the production activities to the department manager.
  • Monitors changeovers, productivity and scrap.
  • Assists and guides in machinery and quality problems in the production area.
  • Initial associate relations representative.
  • Maintain the department's daily production and team reports.  Including updating the production board.
  • Verify that maintenance tasks are completed and parts used are documented in SAP.
  • Inspects line set ups and continuously monitors operations and supplies.
  • Acts as back up production technician as necessary.
  • Initiate action for food safety issues
  • Accountable for the development of a Lean Culture. Ensure all 6S tasks and tools are being utilized and adhered to.
  • Performs product-handling duties, which includes transferring finished product to Warehouse locations.
  • Performs material-handling duties, which includes scrap grinding and material loading.
  • Direct and Monitor the work flow and daily work functions of the team (includes scheduled down time and over time hours).
  • Focus on Continuous Improvement in the areas of maintenance, safety, quality reliability and productivity.
  • Works in a safe and efficient manner at all times, monitors team members for safe practices and mentors best methods.
  • Cover vacations and absences as needed.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant manufacturing experience and/or Four year degree in a related technical field such as Plastics Technology, Packaging, or Engineering
  • Strong Leadership skills (as demonstrated through the hiring process)
  • Team oriented
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills (as demonstrated through the hiring process)
  • Self-motivated and flexible on job assignments
  • Proficient in computers and programs.
  • Able to multitask in a faced-paced environment
  • Possess a strong customer focus
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Possess strong safety focus
  • Possess technical skills and a willingness to continuously learn through training
  • Possess strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Lifting Requirements: 25 – 75 lbs.
  • Vision Requirements: close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Constant: Use arms, hands, and fingers to feel and/or reach, speak, and listen
  • Frequent: Push and/or pull carts/bins, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Occasional: Sit, climb, and balance
  • Environment: Exposed to high levels of noise

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


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