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Electrical Technician (1st Shift) in Plastipak


The Electrical Technician works with production teams to meet set objectives in the areas of safety, quality, reliability, scrap and lean manufacturing. The Electrical Technician works with Departments to justify and complete continuous improvement projects and maintenance plans.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ability to adhere to attendance and punctuality policies.

  • Ensures that all safety requirements and policies are enforced and followed.

  • Follows all company policies and work rules including but not limited to 6S (housekeeping), GMP, Lean Manufacturing practices and BOS quality system.

  • Know the dangers of electricity and how to properly detect and shut off the electrical power.

  • Follows and enforces company policies and work rules.

  • Is On Call for a specific time period periodically outside of normal scheduled hours.

  • Accounting for MRO materials on work orders.

  • Performing assigned PM and repair work orders as scheduled and complete in SAP.

  • Resource for troubleshooting electrical process problems.

  • Iconics system integration installation and maintenance.

  • Programming of PLCs.

  • Working knowledge of the National Electric Code

  • Installation, troubleshooting and debugging of machinery.

  • Engineering, design and implementation of equipment into automated systems.

  • Perform electrical preventive maintenance: which includes screw tightening, component replacement, visual inspection, data collection, panel cleaning, panel wiring, wire tracing, panel documenting and various other duties.

  • Electrical and automation troubleshooting: diagnosing problems by applying various troubleshooting techniques with the use of computers, PLCs, voltage meters, current meters, oscilloscopes and electrical formulas.

  • Documentation: Draw electrical schematics in AutoCAD 2000 LT and AutoCAD 2005. Document PLC programs using RS Logix 5, 500 and 5000 software.

  • Lean Manufacturing documentation standards.

  • Machine safety upgrades: Help with upgrading some of our older equipment to be compliant with new safety standards.

  • Panel building, equipment relocation and system design.

  • Functions effectively within a team environment.

  • Responsible for the completion of all required training and technical criteria with in a defined time period.

  • Responsible for reporting food safety issues to personnel with authority to initiate action.

  • Attends all team meetings as required.

  • Miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


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.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience.

  • Must demonstrate industrial electrical troubleshooting skills.

  • Past performance that demonstrates self-starting behaviors and ability to work independently as well as with a team.

  • Strong decision making skills.

  • Technically orientated and knowledgeable in manufacturing systems.

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Able to multitask in a fast paced environment.

  • Proficient in computer programs.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to push or pull bins and carts, stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to fifteen pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than one hundred pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

PositionElectrical Technician (1st Shift)
Job Category Electrician
Industry TypePlastic Manufacturing
Location of JobWestland, MI
Last Date to Apply07 December 2016
Desired Candidate's Profile

Plastipak Packaging is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Plastipak supports manufacturing operations throughout the United States, South America and Europe.

A Business Based on Ethical Standards

Plastipak operates by meeting expectations for ethical conduct as well as financial goals — all without compromising its integrity. Indeed, we have built a global business culture based on honor, openness and inclusion.As Plastipak expanded to include locations on three continents, respect for human dignity has remained fundamental to how the company conducts its business. We actively participate in the communities in which Plastipak associates work and live.With suppliers and customers in agreement, Plastipak works to meet high conservation standards while enhancing the health and safety of its employees and communities.Plastipak has aligned both its business and sustainability practices to create a culture of inclusion for associates throughout the company's international operations.

Supportive Environment

The Workplace
Plastipak's most important resource is our associates.
Plastipak operates with an appreciation for individual contributions and innovation. Plastipak associates contribute to:

  • Maintaining high performance in order to achieve outstanding customer service
  • Designing innovative products positioning Plastipak as a global leader in packaging
  • Improving communities where Plastipak has a presence

Plastipak does the following for associates:

  • Pays fair wages based on industry standards
  • Offers benefits such as health insurance, life insurance and paid vacations
  • Provides a safe work environment
  • Relates fairly and honestly with associates
  • Complies with the minimum age laws in all countries where it conducts business
  • Complies with all laws supporting workplace diversity

Open Communication

Mutually respectful and trusting relationships require open communication. Each associate must feel free to communicate opinions, share ideas and resolve problems in an environment that encourages and promotes opportunities for success and professional growth.Plastipak actively promotes open and honest communication as demonstrated by the company's “Open Line Communication System.” This system allows an associate to ask a question or voice a concern confidentially via the Corporate Talent Management Department.

Our Global Initiatives Thrive on Effective Management

As global producers of plastic containers, we have a responsibility from design to disposal to meet sustainability demands. Our sustainability initiatives are guided by a Bottle to Bottle approach to recycling.Plastipak holds itself accountable to stakeholders to run operations in an environmentally friendly manner for current and future generations. We have made that goal an inseparable part of our business plan.

Protecting the Environment

The impact of climate change and the threat to the environment from pollutants are too big to ignore, and Plastipak is doing everything possible to protect the future of the planet.The company is committed to social responsibility for environmental guardianship and its leadership in sustainability. Plastipak is meeting the goals set by the company's formal conservation plan.

Under this plan Plastipak has initiated a program to reduce compressed air leakage throughout all of our U.S. operations, achieve greater fuel economy, reduce volatile emissions and expand lightweighting programs to reduce the amount of plastic in each container. Plastipak engineers its source materials, technologies, transportation, distribution and recycling scenarios to fit customer sustainability requirements as well. 

Sustainability Means Engagement

Engagement is important to Plastipak. By engaging the hearts and minds of associates, Plastipak creates unique and sustainable packaging solutions for its customers. Consumers and corporations alike must be engaged in order to sustain the planet's resources.Such unified engagement has powerful, long-reaching effects. Participation in conservation initiatives has a positive impact on the economic, human and natural environments. 

A Modern Recycling Facility

Clean Tech's recycling processes focus on the effective management of the life cycle of plastic containers. Clean Tech’s highly qualified engineers design unique technologies to maximize plastic’s beneficial features throughout a product's life cycle and its subsequent lives as recycled material.

Clean Tech engineers follow company directives to reduce material use and weight, where feasible, which in turn yields lower energy and transportation costs. High material production standards are always met to ensure that recycled materials can stand up to quality package demands for maintaining product freshness.

Making Good Use of Recycled Materials

Plastipak uses the inherent resilience of plastics as a key resource for developing sensible, environmentally-friendly packaging lines.Plastics are flexible, durable and endlessly recyclable, permitting limitless use and reuse. The recyclable nature of plastics opens the way for Plastipak to construct its manufacturing to help reclaim bottles rather than only creating new plastics.Clean Tech provides the critical component of this system with its capability of recycling HDPE and PET bottles to produce highly useful post consumer materials.

We Reuse Our Own Recycled Materials
Plastipak's commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials along with reduced content is at the heart of its sustainability initiative. The company manufactures an array of containers for both food and non-food products using recycled plastic produced by Clean Tech. For instance, Clean Tech recycled material replaces at least 10% of the plastic content for a line of beverage bottles.

ExperienceMinimum of Associates Degree in electrical studies or 3-5 years related electrical experience
Qualification High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
Contact Details
Contact NameHR
Contact Email erecruiting[at]plastipak.com
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