J.Rettenmaier USA LP

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 Technician 

Portage, MI

Job Responsibilities
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Comply with all safety rules.
  • Unload and store raw material.
  • Issue Lot Numbers for incoming DLK and perform required testing and record keeping.
  • Prepare and feed raw material into the production process.
  • Monitor raw material quality and blending.
  • Store finished goods.
  • Pull pending orders for shipment.
  • Load outbound shipments.
  • Support packaging area.
  • Sweep up scrap paper in Pre-Grind area and push piles onto conveyor.
  • Drive forklifts to unload raw material and load outbound shipments of finished goods.
  • Ensure outbound loads are correct materials and Lots.
  • Prepare raw material for consumption; Inspect and stage paper bales, cut and remove banding/packaging by hand.
  • Recycle material; lift, open and load 40-50 pounds bags or shovel pellets onto conveyor.
  • Maintain a constant flow of raw material to the Impact Grinder and Bale Conveyor for production.
  • Packaging of finished product; lifting and stacking of 40-50 pound bags.
  • Palletizing of finished material.
  • Warehouse finished pallets, ensuring correct labeling and packaging material is used.
  • Assist Shift Lead in direction workflow on production floor.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications
  • High School diploma.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written communications

Forklift and Powered Industrial Vehicle Operation (onsite training.)

Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job
  • Hand tools such as brooms, wire cutters, shovels, wrenches.
  • Industrial grinding equipment, conveyors, dock locks, wheel chocks, trailer jack stands.
  • Change screens and valves in production lines.
Physical Requirements

Able to lift and stack 50 pounds continuously for long periods. Climb ladders and stairs. Cut and pull heavy baling wires. Push broom and shovel debris.

Other Information
  • 8 hour shift
  • All rules and regulations of the Employee Handbook apply at all times.
  • Standard working hours: 8 hour shift, Monday – Friday. Overtime as needed.
  • On-call duty required on rotation (including weekends and Holidays).
  • Eligible for In-2-Win Performance Bonus Program.
  • Eligible for benefits
  • 12 Paid holidays
  • vacation day 1, sick time after 30 days of employment

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: hr@jrsusa.com

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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