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Otter Tail Corporation Resin Recovery Operator - Day Shift in Clearwater, Minnesota


$2,000 Sign on Bonus to be paid out as an additional $4/hour for your 1st 500 Regular Hours

Shift Hours:

Day Shift – 6:00am to 6:00pm ($15/Hour) + 10% shift differential **Rotating shift; 3 days 1st week, 4 days the next (same days a week for each week) – every other 3 day weekend off

Company Overview:

Experience matters. Since 1948, T.O. Plastics has manufactured quality custom thermoformed parts and packaging, and provided exceptional service to customers around the world. One of the top 100 thermoforming companies in North America, T.O. Plastics delivers value by focusing on customer needs and by offering a full range of services from design-to-distribution. At T.O. Plastics, we are dedicated to excellence and we leverage our experience and core competency to develop customized, cost-effective solutions for businesses in diverse markets. T.O. Plastics has facilities in both Clearwater and Otsego, Minnesota.

Position Summary:

The Resin Recovery Operator is responsible for properly grinding materials so they can be re-extruded.

Safety is #1 at T.O. Plastics: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

This position is responsible for the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • Properly labels and segregates different materials.

  • Grinds material at an acceptable rate per hour.

  • Packages, boxes, skids and warehouses material.

  • Properly weighs and labels ground material.

  • Properly completes paperwork.

  • Cleans grinders and tanks and general housekeeping activities

  • Maintains inventory of scrap materials and schedules grinding

  • Performs grinder preventive maintenance

  • Performs grinder blade changes

  • Follow all safety rules

  • Any other duties assigned by Supervisor/Manager

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED; or one to three months related experience

and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience).

  • Mathematics-Needs basic math skills. Must understand addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, in order to obtain reliable finished part counts. Must have the ability to read and interpret weight measurements on a scale.

  • Ability to read and write and speak English clearly.

  • Ability to read an amp meter.

  • Visual acuity to distinguish between materials.

  • Ability to obtain a forklift license and operate it safely.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work will be performed in a manufacturing environment where all applicable safety procedures will be adhered. Area is well lighted and can exceed temperatures over 100 degrees.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis.

  • Manufacturing environment that is well lighted, which requires the dexterity to work with equipment meeting safety requirements as well as production standards. Temperature in the production area can increase to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Regular exposure to loud noise requiring use of hearing protection.

  • Requires the use of safety glasses

  • Exposure to the smell of burnt plastic and dust.