JRS USA is a leader in the manufacture and production of insoluble fibers used in the food, pet food, home and personal care, chemical, technical, industrial industries and many more. As a global manufacturer and essential business, we are always looking to add talented and dedicated professionals to our teams across the United States.

Production Laborer

North Tonawanda, NY

Job Responsibilities
  • Assist in the production of quality product both efficiently and at the set standards.
  • Assist Operator in keeping work area clean with minimal dust accumulation.
  • Understand and comply with all company, state, and federal safety and health policies (OSHA, EPA, etc.).
  • Forklift Operators must complete a forklift inspection sheet on each shift before operating a forklift and must exercise caution when moving/loading rolls and bales that weigh up to 1,500 lbs.
  • Report any unsafe condition, concern, or incident to a Supervisor.
  • Position has Lock Out Tag Out and Confined Space responsibilities.
  • Keep cutters loaded and maintain quality standards while achieving standards of production.
  • Feed raw materials into cutters
  • Check dust collector at least two times per shift.
  • Monitor amps on cutters.
  • Monitor temperatures on cutters.
  • Collect quality samples every 10 bags or 1 sample per bulk bag.
  • Clean magnets as required.
  • Follow all quality systems directives, such as lot traceability and hold process.
  • Follow the Mill Order for packaging requirements and other special instructions.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as directed by Plant Supervision and Production Operator.
  • Move necessary raw materials (pallets, bales, cellulose rolls, proper bags, etc.) by forklift and transfer finished product into the warehouse.
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to work with others to complete task.
  • Union experience desired.
  • Valid NY Driver’s License.
  • Forklift Certification.
Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job
  • Position requires the use of a respiratory mask, hearing protection, safety shoes and gloves.
  • Good verbal and written communications with co-workers, supervisors and others.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to perform heavy manual labor, including continuous lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to comfortably reach up above shoulders in order to build pallets.
  • Must be able to work from heights with the assistance of proper safety equipment.
  • Ability to work comfortably in varying degrees of temperature.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders to perform job.
  • Ability to bend and lift material onto feed tables and “shake” rags to condition material for processing.
Other Information
  • All rules and regulations of the Employee Handbook apply at all times.
  • 8 hours daily Monday – Friday. Overtime as needed.
  • Hourly; commensurate with experience (wage range has been established by HR)
  • Hiring for 2nd and 3rd shift..

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and employment application to hrjrsscm and click the behavioral assessment questionnaire link to complete our Predictive index online.

J. Rettenmaier USA LP
16369 US 131 Highway
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: (269) 679-2340
Email: hrjrsscm

This Job Description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the Job Description. Other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job. Employee’s position, job function, standard work hours, location and reporting relationship may be changed at Employer’s discretion. This Job Description is not a guarantee of continued employment.

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