Material Handler / Forklift Operator - All Shifts - Clearwater, MN

Otter Tail Corporation Clearwater , MN 55320

Posted 1 month ago

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:

To support the production lines with materials for both raw and packaging needs. Ensure that all products are in the correct locations by following the correct flow through the systems. The systems are not limited to but will include TO Plastics enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems including TMM. Ensure that Production has a continuous flow of materials and that no down time occurs due to lack of materials.

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:

  • Set up production lines prior to startups, load and unload trucks, utilize move tickets, put away unused material in bin location, wrap finished goods and bring to staged area.

  • Operate an industrial truck in tight congested area safely

  • Complete transfer in the TMM

  • Maintain FIFO inventory process

  • Complete training on double stacking pallets in the warehouse

  • Maintain all paperwork, back up shipping when needed, sweep and clean warehouses.

  • Work in a team setting

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

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Competent in Computer Skills.

  • Must be forklift certified or able to pass a forklift test provided by TO Plastics

  • Basic reading and math skills are required, in addition to climbing and lifting. Taking direction from the shift supervisor is a cooperative manner is essential.

  • Job efficiencies and TMM utilization requires off line calculations for work center utilization and communication to estimation and scheduling. Set-up and control of jobs requires mathematical calculations and print reading.

  • Good common sense and problem solving is a must. To succeed in this position the reasoning skills of the individual lead must be very good to enable the balance of all jobs and to solve the issues that present themselves in production.

  • Must be able to read and write in English

  • Communicate verbally

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.

  • The work environment may include extreme temperature changes. This position is required to go outside in both cold and warm weather conditions.

  • Parts of the building are considered to be above OSHA threshold for hearing; therefore, ear protection is required

  • Flying debris is prevalent - safety glasses must be worn at all times

  • Changes in floor conditions (wet floors, uneven floors, dock plates, gravel)

  • Pedestrian traffic is high in production location

  • Lifting up to 50 lb

  • Operate all truck controls

  • Bend and twist at the knees and waist

  • Get up on and down off an industrial truck

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Material Handler / Forklift Operator - All Shifts - Clearwater, MN

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