Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0002
Post Date 1/2/2019
Title Grinder
Pay Grade None
City Coleman
State MI
Description Summary
Handles, moves, labels, and grinds scrap plastic in a safe efficient method.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
This list is not all encompassing and other duties may be assigned.

1. Perform all tasks in a safe manner and adhere to all safety policies/procedures.
2. Wear PPE (personal protective equipment) and perform all tasks in accordance with procedures and work instructions.
3. Perform daily checklist(s) on equipment, vehicles, and materials as needed.
4. Assist in production line start-ups, shut-downs, and any time material handling may be required.
5. Respond and react immediately to production pages/requests for assistance.
6. Manually handle plastic: rolling sheet, cutting, stacking, moving, and grinding as required.
7. Assemble gaylords on pallets, line with bags, and correctly identify with label when starting to fill with regrind.
8. Cap, wrap, and correctly identify full gaylords of materials and move to designated location(s) for use or storage.
9. Operate a forklift safely.
10. Clean equipment, dust bags, filters, and the grinding room as needed or as scheduled.
11. Perform general housekeeping tasks throughout the plant as assigned.
12. Communicate in a timely, effective manner to other personnel or your supervisor.
13. Adheres to and complies to all General Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
Requirements Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred but not required. Computer skills desired but not required. Requires previous fork lift license or, ability to obtain a forklift license, and safe driving record.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents including, but not limited to, safety rules, policies, procedures, quality specifications, and written reports or correspondence.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.
Ability to use whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals .

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written and oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in a standardized situation.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to:
- stand in a designated area for long periods of time.
- lift 70 pounds on a regular basis with no assistance.
- occasionally lift 90 pounds above shoulder height.
- stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, squat, and crouch.
- reach above, at, below, and to the side, while twisting body and twisting at waist.
- climb stairs and ladders on an occasional basis.
- pull non-powered pallet jacks while loaded with up to 1000 lbs of material.
- work on elevated platforms.
- grip small pieces/parts.
- twist hands at wrist while gripping and/or carrying items

Employee must have vision abilities required by this job which include:
- close vision - peripheral vision - distance vision
- depth perception - color vision - ability to adjust focus

Employee must have sufficient hearing to be aware of sirens and horns which alert people to danger.
While performing this job, the employee must wear PPE, follow GMP's, be trained in knife safety.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job the employee will work in an environment with:
- above normal heat conditions - flashing lights
- noise levels exceeding 90 decibels - sirens and horns
- light dust in the air - powered moving equipment passing nearby

Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Employee must be able to work various hours and various shifts which may include overtime. The facility is a 24/7 operation which includes weekdays and weekends. Maintaining good attendance is required.
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