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Area Leader

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Job Type
30 Jul 2022

Plastipak Area Leaders coordinate downstream personnel. They communicate to the Team Leader and Shift Maintenance the reliability of the equipment; pallet conveying systems, strappers, wrappers, and palletizers. The individual in this role works closely with the Team Leader and Shift Maintenance to ensure shift operational objectives are maintained.

We Offer

  • Stability. Our business is growing and we prioritize promotion from within!

  • Premium pay & benefits, including 18 days of paid time off a year!

You Will

  • Manage associates time including break protocols

  • Identify cause and affect issues on downstream equipment up to and including basic repairs and communicates them to the Team Leader and Shift Maintenance

  • Operational understanding of the pallet conveying system and its touch screen controls along with the basic functional controls of palletizers, wrappers and strappers

  • Have knowledge of the handling of all raw materials (tier sheets, top frames, scrap raw materials, pallets, stretch wrap and banding) which would include; how to acquire them, the rotation of stock and storage areas of these materials

  • Ensure product integrity by supplying a quality finished good to our customer based on the quality standard provided.  This would include visually inspecting the unit to ensure the proper label information meets the bottle specifications

  • Read and follow the ZMF51 and knows how to be effective and efficient with managing change overs and preventative maintenance

  • Follows basic grinding room operations and knows scrap product procedures 

  • Effectively repair damaged units and knows short pallet protocol

  • Must learn and understand the operations in the layer pad area

  • In absence of team lead, must create line labor schedule; perform daily Shift Meeting, including assign daily tasks and assignments; complete Food Safety and Shift Meeting form; create production labels when needed and for the next shift; print out updated ZMF51 schedule and enter production numbers in SAP and finalize Labor Report

  • Keep record of Trainees (PPK and Temporary) to know percent complete as well as when they will complete training

  • Observes all local and company safety policies and procedures as well as maintaining good housekeeping and GMP practices

  • Follows our ISO standards and how to locate plant procedural forms and work instructions

  • Initiate action(s) for food safety issues and report the issue(s) and action(s) taken to a member of the Food Safety Team

  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company's discretion

You Have

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Experience in manufacturing setting including Sidel and palletizer experience

  • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions in English

  • Ability to communicate verbally and give clear direction

  • Proven attendance, safety and quality record

  • Team oriented

  • Must maintain First Aid/CPR Training

  • Must maintain valid forklift certification

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Etc.)

  • Ability to stand/walk for up to 12 hours with breaks

  • Ability to bend, reach and move around facility

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment

  • Ability to work on aerial platforms up to 20 ft

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  • Job Reference: 672080090-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Plastipak Holdings
  • Location: East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent