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Otter Tail Corporation Shipper / Dock Worker 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: 7am to 4pm M-F ($20 - $22 / hour)

Company Overview:

Since 1948, T.O. Plastics (TOP) has manufactured quality custom thermoformed parts and packaging for the horticultural and medical device packing markets. TOP employees take pride in providing exceptional products and services to customers around the world.

One of the top thermoforming companies in North America, TOP delivers value by focusing on its customers’ needs by offering a full range of services from initial product design-to-distribution program support. At TOP, we are dedicated to excellence and we leverage our experience and core competency to develop customized, cost-effective solutions for businesses in diverse markets. TOP has manufacturing facilities in both Clearwater and Otsego, Minnesota.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for picking orders in a FIFO manner in compliance with TOP practices. These position main responsibilities other than safety will be loading and unloading trucks.

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:

  • Pull or pick orders

  • Stage order for shipping

  • Load trucks

  • Ensure all shipments are complete and shipped correctly

  • Complete all paperwork and ensure its accuracy

  • Complete training on double stacking pallets in the warehouse

  • Maintain dock area by sweeping and cleaning as need

  • Maintain the cleanness of all forklifts

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • High School or GED

  • Computer skills

  • Ability to work with different applications on different formats

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have good knowledge of T.O. Plastics products

  • Ability to communicate both verbally, written in a professional manner.

  • requires the individual to be flexible and have to deal one-on-one with truck driver and production personal, so good people skills are desired. Treat outside truck drivers with respect and act as the face of T.O. Plastics.

  • Familiar with PC application

  • Basic math skills needed

  • This position requires a great deal of communication between QC and sales and production. Understanding of the company’s needs and maintaining a positive attitude while filling potential or existing customer needs

  • Ability to multi-task

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift

  • Must be able to lift 50lb

  • Be able to work in extreme conditions- based on weather

Work Environment:

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.

  • Noise and flying debris are present

  • Exposure to temperature extremes - heat and cold, both inside and outside

  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lb

  • Work will be performed primarily in a warehouse environment where all applicable safety procedures will be adhered. Area is well lit.

  • The environment might also include regular exposure to loud noise requiring use of hearing protection, the use of safety glasses, and exposure to the smell of burnt plastic and dust.