Careers

Join the Pliant Plastics Family

Discover a gratifying career through our people-first approach. Pliant could be the perfect fit for you!

Over the past 54 years, Pliant has prioritized building a culture of respect, openness, and teamwork. We empower people to share ideas, communicate openly, develop their skills, and grow in their roles. We believe that when people are engaged, learning, and treated with appreciation and care, they do their best work. And that belief has created an extraordinary culture and a thriving team.

Benefits

401k Matching, Flexible schedules, Paid time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, STD (Short Term Disability), LTD (Long Term Disability), HSA(Health Saving Account), FSA (Flexible Savings Account), HDHP(High Deductible Health Plans), Life insurance, Accidental Insurance and Critical illness insurance, Employee Assistance Programs, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, and Individual Development Programs.

Available Positions

Browse our open positions and let us know if you are a good fit. We’d love to connect to review your resume and get to know you better.

Production Team Member I

1st Shift: M-F 6am-230pm

2nd Shift: M-F 2pm-1030pm

3rd Shift: M-F 10pm-630am

Position Summary: Assembly of parts after production. Application of promoter and tape to production pieces. Packing and labeling assembled parts for shipment. Responsible for packing and labeling product, loading/unloading multiple production machines and operating assembly equipment to assemble products and/or packaging according to customer and company provided specifications.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Personal Traits:

· High School Diploma

· Previous manufacturing or mechanical experience.

· Able to maintain specified machine rate.

· Demonstrated mechanical ability in the use of tools.

· Demonstrated math skills.

· Automated equipment operation.

· SPC-SQC basic training.

· General computer experience.

· Demonstrated ability to follow conveyance rates with specified cycle times.

Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

· Perform all work functions in adherence to safety, quality and production policies.

· Load and unload automatic and semi-automatic equipment with material and product.

· Routinely lift up to 55 pounds worth of weight.

· Perform hand or mechanical assembly, packaging and decorating.

· Follow schedules and work instructions to meet production as scheduled.

· Perform quality checks and verifications as required by work instructions.

· Verify product quality, contain and hold product if appropriate.

· Inspect product per CDB (Central Data Book).

· Assist in 1st piece sign offs and quality checks.

· Maintain a clean and orderly work area.

· Adhere to SPN/Quality alerts as required.

· Must be willing to pack any products; be willing to float whenever and wherever needed.

· Identify product through all operations.

· Transfer WIP/FG to designated areas.

· Ability to identify proper material recycle codes.

· Ability to build and trouble shoot master labels.

· Ability to read the dispatch list to determine BOM requirements.

· Ability to comfortably use the paging system.

· Ability to use a pallet jack.

· Ability to work in a team atmosphere and assist those around you on short notice.

· Perform hourly process and Quality checks as required.

· Follow FIFO (First in first out).

· Successfully utilize gauges and understand terminology.

· Set-up and end jobs (load and unload jobs in Plex).

· Have an understanding of KANBAN.

· Have an understanding of partial boxes and know when to use them.

· Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as assigned by the supervisor.

Essential Production Team Member 2 Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

· Help on the floor wherever needed – team player – willing to do whatever and whenever is asked.

· Locate and prepare packaging.

· Empty runner barrels.

· Perform label audits on packaging.

· Assist in 1st piece sign offs and quality checks.

· Cover operator breaks in a timely fashion.

Work Environment: Light industrial factory environment, low – moderate noise, occasional light dust, and occasional plastic fumes. Assembly machines, insert molding presses, hand tools, scales, forklift, full use and range of movements of wrists, hands, arms and eyes.

Core Values: Teamwork, Trustworthy, Respectful, Positive Attitude, and Meta-Performance. All Pliant team members are required to model these core values in all areas of communication and performance on a consistent basis.

 

Clean Room Operator I

1st Shift: M-Th 530am-4pm

2nd Shift: M-Th 2pm-1230am or M-F 2pm-1030pm

Position Summary:  Assemble product using manual equipment in a controlled ‘Clean Room’ environment.  Inspect, package, and label product to customer specifications.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED).
  • Previous manufacturing or mechanical experience, including the use of manual & semi-automated equipment.
  • Demonstrated eye-hand coordination / manual dexterity.
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability in the use of tools.
  • Demonstrated basic math skills.

Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

Operator 1:

  • Manual assembly of product.
  • Perform welding, packaging and labeling operations.
  • Perform repetitive, intricate tasks in a contained environment.
  • Follow work instructions to meet schedules and special requirements.
  • Perform quality verification testing.
  • Provide accurate and legible quantity, quality and time reports.
  • Maintain a clean-room environment to required standards.
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as assigned by the supervisor.

Mechanical: (equipment operation or physical dexterity required for the position) – Manual and semi-automatic assembly equipment, sonic welder, scales, packaging equipment, full use and range of movements of wrists, hands, arms and eyes.

Work Environment:  Environmentally controlled clean-room, moderate noise, hearing protection required, and protective clothing required.

Quality Technician - 3rd Shift

3rd Shift: M-F 10pm-630am

Position Summary:  Model Pliant’s Core Values (Teamwork, Trustworthy, Respectful, Positive Attitude, and Meta-Performance) while supporting internal and external customer expectations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of total quality by performing quality inspections and auditing processes and systems. Manage documents required for all operations. Train team members on activities required for the monitoring and measuring of product performance. Manage conformance activities under the direction of Leadership and/or Quality Engineer.  Actively participate in problem solving.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Personal Traits:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED).
  • 1 year manufacturing experience.
  • Basic understanding and ability to understand prints/drawings.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain technical activities to non-technical personnel.
  • Experience with group communication and problem solving methods.
  • Plastics and automotive experience.

Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Provide assistance to manufacturing personnel.
  • Train floor personnel on proper use of inspection, measurement, & test equipment.
  • Generate Quality documentation as required, i.e. Quality Alerts, Sort, and/or Rework instructions.
  • Support customer and/or Pliant production by initiating and/or supporting actions required to resolve quality concerns (containing defective/suspect products and/or inspection/replacement of stock internally or at the customer location through Corrective or Preventive Actions).
  • Provide replacement/loaner tools to ensure the Quality management continues uninterrupted.
  • Assist in trouble shooting and resolving check fixture and gage problems. Perform preventive maintenance on assigned gages.
  • Control, calibrate, and maintain inspection of measuring/test equipment. Maintain the electronic gauge library, schedule instruments for calibration at appropriate intervals, and perform calibrations internally or outsource as appropriate.
  • Maintain numerical color control software files and master spectrographs. Assess incoming color concentrates, pre-colored resins and production parts to assure consistent color control to approved masters.
  • Set-up, organize, and maintain moisture analyzer memory programs. Coordinate with vendor to obtain and validate moisture analysis test parameters.
  • Interpret control plans/inspection instructions/GD&T; assist floor personnel and make valid decisions concerning quality of product and statistical control of processes.
  • Assist in writing and maintaining quality documents, such as work procedures, job instructions, control plans and inspection instructions.
  • Support active part/program requirements such as annual validation.
  • Maintain a clean and organized quality lab and work space.
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as assigned by the supervisor.
  • If full time hours are required, the supplemental hours will be spent supporting manufacturing needs.

Mechanicals: (equipment operation or physical dexterity required for the position) – Keyboard, calculator, telephone, fax, copier, measuring tools, gages, and automobile.

Work Environment: Industrial office environment, light – moderate noise, and factory floor exposure.

Additional Information: Infrequent travel may be required (coordinate a sort or rework operation at a customer or supplier facility, pick-up or drop off a gage at a supplier, etc.).  Professional appearance and communication is essential in all representation of Pliant Plastics.

Core Values:  Teamwork, Trustworthy, Respectful, Positive Attitude, and Meta-Performance.  All Pliant team members are required to model these core values in all areas of communication and performance on a consistent basis. 

Shift Manager - 3rd Shift

Position Summary: Manage the resources available to him/her to meet the quantity, quality, cost, and delivery requirements through safe operation practices of the associates assigned to them.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Personal Traits:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with studies in manufacturing
  • Management-leadership experience
  • Demonstrated team or group communications and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated production systems knowledge
  • Demonstrated communication skills / ability to effectively relay information
  • Experience with plastics processing and manufacturing methods
  • Team leadership training and experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft products (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Review and oversee production departments; performance that exceeds metric goals
    • Accountability for rates and product quality
  • Oversee manufacturing functions, production equipment, set-up, and storage
  • Monitor and improve manufacturing measurements and results on a continuous basis
  • Facilitate corrective actions and improvements
  • Promote safe associate and operation practices in production requirements
  • Teach associates the specific skills and knowledge requirements
  • Ensure a safe work environment exists at all times. Ensure that all employees follow proper safety rules and procedures such as machine lockout, guarding, material handling practices, and insure proper use of machine controls and safety mechanisms.
  • Ensure operators are trained and are held accountable for the quality of the product they produce including responsibility for the documentation of quality data as required by the process control plan.
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Responsible for schedule attainment and meeting customer demands for delivery

Mechanicals: (equipment operation or physical dexterity required for the position) – Keyboard, scales, assembly machines, insert molding presses, hand tools, hand-eye coordination. Full use and range of movement of wrists, hands and arms.

Work Environment:  Light industrial factory environment, moderate noise, occasional light dust, and occasional plastic fumes.

Core Values:  Teamwork, Trustworthy, Respectful, Positive Attitude, and Meta-Performance.  All Pliant team members are required to model these core values in all areas of communication and performance on a consistent basis. 

Team Leader I - 3rd Shift

 3rd Shift: M-F 10pm-630am

Position Summary:  Will manage and lead a team of Pliant team members.  Motivate team members and assess performance on a daily basis.  Provide help to leadership, including aspects of hiring and training, and keep leadership updated on team performance.  Communicate concerns and policies among leadership and team members.  Work closely with the Shift Manager to plan and execute daily production activities including but not limited to: quality, packaging and secondary operations to meet or exceed customer expectations for quality parts delivered on time. Responsible for maintaining high efficiency in their area, scheduling and covering breaks, 5S excellence, and accurate control of inventory and part/machine status in Plex. Responsible for providing thorough hand-offs to the oncoming shift each day, working closely with their counterparts on the other shifts.  The “go-to” person in their area of responsibility, working closely with production associates assigned to  their area, ensuring they have the tools and training to be excellent in their work.  This is a player/coach position. The expectation is that individuals in this role will work production and provide services, training, and positive reinforcement to ensure others in their area can work effectively and efficiently. 

Responsible for packing and labeling product, loading/unloading multiple production machines and operating assembly equipment to assemble products and/or packaging according to customer and company provided specifications.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Personal Traits:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED).
  • Leadership certificate or completion of some leadership classes.
  • 1 – 3 years manufacturing experience (plastics and automotive experience)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Leadership experience and strong relationship building
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain technical activities to non-technical personnel.
  • Experience with group communication and problem solving methods.
  • Familiar with automated equipment operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow conveyance rates with specified cycle times.

Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Perform all work functions in adherence to safety, quality and production policies.
  • Demonstrate, communicate, and coach team members on Pliant’s core values, culture, and vision.
  • Provides encouragement to team members, including communicating team goals and identifying areas for new training or skill checks.
  • Assists management with new team member training.
  • Answers team member questions, helps with team member problems, and oversees team member work for quality and guideline compliance.
  • Develops strategies to promote team member adherence to company regulations and performance goals.
  • Conducts stand-up meetings to update members at start of shift.
  • Load and unload automatic and semi-automatic equipment with material and product.
  • Perform hand or mechanical assembly and packaging.
  • Understand schedules, Plex, dispatch list, and work instructions to meet production needs.
  • Back-up to the Shift Manager: able to run a shift independently for a day or week, able to create the schedule team members, perform daily meeting rhythms and metric reporting, and addressing “hot list items.”
  • Perform SPC/SQC quality verifications as necessary by work instructions. Assist with first piece sign-offs.
  • Verify team are hitting rate for jobs they are assigned and follow-up with members as needed
  • Inspect product per CDB (Central Data Book).
  • Perform regular layered process, internal, 5S, standardized work, and performance audits.
  • Verify product quality, contain and hold product if appropriate.
  • Complete quarterly Operator Excellence Audits
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Adhere to SPN/Quality alerts as required.
  • Must be willing to pack any products; be willing to float whenever and wherever needed.
  • Identify product through all operations.
  • Transfer WIP/FG to designated areas.
  • Ability to identify proper material recycle codes.
  • Ability to build and trouble shoot master labels.
  • Ability to comfortably use the paging system.
  • Ability to use a pallet jack.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere and assist those around you on short notice.
  • Perform hourly process and Quality checks as required.
  • Routinely lift up to 55 pounds worth of weight.
  • Package product per instructions.
  • Record production within Plex database.
  • Know where to obtain material from dryers and how to properly load it into machine.
  • Help on the floor wherever needed (team player) – willing to do whatever and whenever is asked.
  • Locate and prepare packaging.
  • Empty runner barrels.
  • Perform label audits on packaging.
  • Assist in 1st piece sign offs and SPCs
  • Cover operator breaks in a timely fashion
  • Ability to wash pins and help the packers wash them throughout the shift.
  • Walk through every cell every 30 minutes to ensure everything is caught up in each area.
  • Willing to participate in required training as needed to further development in the role (seminars, books, etc.).
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as assigned by the supervisor.

Work Environment: Light industrial factory environment, moderate noise, occasional light dust, and occasional plastic fumes. 

Assembly machines, insert molding presses, hand tools, scales, forklift, full use and range of movements of wrists, hands,

arms and eyes.

Core Values:  Teamwork, Trustworthy, Respectful, Positive Attitude, and Meta-Performance.  All Pliant

team members are required to model these core values in all areas of communication and performance on a consistent basis. 

 

 

 

Team Leader I - 2nd Shift

 2nd Shift: M-F 2pm-1030pm

Position Summary:  Will manage and lead a team of Pliant team members.  Motivate team members and assess performance on a daily basis.  Provide help to leadership, including aspects of hiring and training, and keep leadership updated on team performance.  Communicate concerns and policies among leadership and team members.  Work closely with the Shift Manager to plan and execute daily production activities including but not limited to: quality, packaging and secondary operations to meet or exceed customer expectations for quality parts delivered on time. Responsible for maintaining high efficiency in their area, scheduling and covering breaks, 5S excellence, and accurate control of inventory and part/machine status in Plex. Responsible for providing thorough hand-offs to the oncoming shift each day, working closely with their counterparts on the other shifts.  The “go-to” person in their area of responsibility, working closely with production associates assigned to  their area, ensuring they have the tools and training to be excellent in their work.  This is a player/coach position. The expectation is that individuals in this role will work production and provide services, training, and positive reinforcement to ensure others in their area can work effectively and efficiently. 

Responsible for packing and labeling product, loading/unloading multiple production machines and operating assembly equipment to assemble products and/or packaging according to customer and company provided specifications.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Personal Traits:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED).
  • Leadership certificate or completion of some leadership classes.
  • 1 – 3 years manufacturing experience (plastics and automotive experience)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Leadership experience and strong relationship building
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain technical activities to non-technical personnel.
  • Experience with group communication and problem solving methods.
  • Familiar with automated equipment operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow conveyance rates with specified cycle times.

Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Perform all work functions in adherence to safety, quality and production policies.
  • Demonstrate, communicate, and coach team members on Pliant’s core values, culture, and vision.
  • Provides encouragement to team members, including communicating team goals and identifying areas for new training or skill checks.
  • Assists management with new team member training.
  • Answers team member questions, helps with team member problems, and oversees team member work for quality and guideline compliance.
  • Develops strategies to promote team member adherence to company regulations and performance goals.
  • Conducts stand-up meetings to update members at start of shift.
  • Load and unload automatic and semi-automatic equipment with material and product.
  • Perform hand or mechanical assembly and packaging.
  • Understand schedules, Plex, dispatch list, and work instructions to meet production needs.
  • Back-up to the Shift Manager: able to run a shift independently for a day or week, able to create the schedule team members, perform daily meeting rhythms and metric reporting, and addressing “hot list items.”
  • Perform SPC/SQC quality verifications as necessary by work instructions. Assist with first piece sign-offs.
  • Verify team are hitting rate for jobs they are assigned and follow-up with members as needed
  • Inspect product per CDB (Central Data Book).
  • Perform regular layered process, internal, 5S, standardized work, and performance audits.
  • Verify product quality, contain and hold product if appropriate.
  • Complete quarterly Operator Excellence Audits
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Adhere to SPN/Quality alerts as required.
  • Must be willing to pack any products; be willing to float whenever and wherever needed.
  • Identify product through all operations.
  • Transfer WIP/FG to designated areas.
  • Ability to identify proper material recycle codes.
  • Ability to build and trouble shoot master labels.
  • Ability to comfortably use the paging system.
  • Ability to use a pallet jack.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere and assist those around you on short notice.
  • Perform hourly process and Quality checks as required.
  • Routinely lift up to 55 pounds worth of weight.
  • Package product per instructions.
  • Record production within Plex database.
  • Know where to obtain material from dryers and how to properly load it into machine.
  • Help on the floor wherever needed (team player) – willing to do whatever and whenever is asked.
  • Locate and prepare packaging.
  • Empty runner barrels.
  • Perform label audits on packaging.
  • Assist in 1st piece sign offs and SPCs
  • Cover operator breaks in a timely fashion
  • Ability to wash pins and help the packers wash them throughout the shift.
  • Walk through every cell every 30 minutes to ensure everything is caught up in each area.
  • Willing to participate in required training as needed to further development in the role (seminars, books, etc.).
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as assigned by the supervisor.

Work Environment: Light industrial factory environment, moderate noise, occasional light dust, and occasional plastic fumes. 

Assembly machines, insert molding presses, hand tools, scales, forklift, full use and range of movements of wrists, hands,

arms and eyes.

Core Values:  Teamwork, Trustworthy, Respectful, Positive Attitude, and Meta-Performance.  All Pliant

team members are required to model these core values in all areas of communication and performance on a consistent basis. 

Core Values

Meta-Performance

Trustworthy

Positive Attitude

Respectful

Teamwork