Production Technician - Earn $21+



Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

As a Production Technician, you operate equipment to manufacture plastic containers for leading consumer brands. At our company, we take pride in maintaining our high standards for quality products & a positive team culture. We’re also proud to be recognized as an America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today.

We Offer

  • Set Schedules: 12-hour shifts & a rotating 2-week standard schedule of 3 days, then 4 days is 15 working days a month as a full-time associate!
  • Stability & Growth: We follow a strong promote-from-within business practice and offer a stable job through current market uncertainty!
  • Rewards: Receive premium pay for your valued skills!
  • Convenience: Our food-grade clean & climate-controlled facility is located right off I-57 and I-72!

You Will

  • Operate a variety of top-of-the-line extrusion & blow-molding manufacturing equipment in a clean, safe & climate-controlled environment
  • Monitor equipment, making adjustments to settings (heat control, water cooling temperatures, hydraulic pressure, etc.) to produce high-quality rigid plastic containers
  • Troubleshoot equipment & perform routine preventative maintenance
  • Assure Plastipak customer requirements are met by performing quality checks for specifications, such as bottle weights & dimensions
  • Join with your team to identify continuous improvement opportunities focused on safety, reliability, quality & scrap reduction
  • Grow your skills through formal & side-by-side training, and have opportunities for career advancement

You Have

  • Ability to work the following schedule: 6:45 pm - 7:15 am or 6:45 am - 7:15 pm on a cycle of 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off, repeat. This equates to 2 weekends per month off with a 3-day weekend
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Manufacturing Production Technician working with equipment used for high-volume production
  • Working knowledge of extrusion or blow molding equipment is preferred
  • Hydraulics, pneumatics & electrical mechanical basic knowledge
  • Ability to troubleshoot & problem solve
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation

You’ll Earn

  • $21.00+/hour
  • Night shift includes a shift differential of $1.00

Plastipak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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