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Job Title:                             Plastics Technician (Die Setting Experience) - 3rd Shift

Department / Division:  Plastics Plant / Manufacturing

Pay Rate:                            Associate Technician - $19.87 per hour plus $1.00 shift differential  

Pay Rate:                            Manufacturing Technician - $21.17 per hour plus $1.00 shift differential 

Location:                            Ada, MI 


What we’re looking for: 

We are looking for a Manufacturing Tech to join our team in our Plastics Manufacturing Plant.  The Plastics Plant runs 24 hours a day, four days a week, with a single 8-hour shift scheduled on Friday during the hours of 6AM- 2PM.  Shift schedules are: 


1st Shift:              M-TH  6am - 4pm or M-F 6am - 2pm.

2nd Shift:            M-TH  1pm - 11pm

3rd Shift:             M-TH 10pm - 8am


Hours are subject to change based on volume/demand.  Initial 2-3 months schedule flexibility required for training on alternate shifts.


As a Manufacturing Technician in the plant, you will be part of a collaborative team, learning all aspects of the plant’s operations.  Plastics is equipped with trainers to teach the technical aspects of the job while using teamwork to create a positive and engaging environment in support of the business. You will have the opportunity to learn Blow Mold packaging, Screen Print packaging, and the Warehouse operation. As you develop in your career, you will train other team members on proper standards, operating procedures, and industry best practices. 


What skills and background will be important to be successful:

  • Safety and quality conscious
  • Strong attention to detail, a high level of accuracy, organizational and time management skills
  • The drive to understand the root cause of issues then apply to enhance processes
  • Willingness to adapt to different approaches, ideas, tools, techniques, and processes
  • Prior experience with manufacturer plastic products, troubleshooting, material changes, mold changeovers, measuring physical dimensions of a product and adjusting to correct is a plus
  • Ability to learn and navigate computer systems effectively
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.


The primary blow molding and screen-printing equipment used in this industry:

  • Shuttle machines--Bekum 151, R&B, Techne
  • Wheel machines—Uniloy (16 & 18 cavity)
  • Screen-printing—Novax/Omso
  • Support equipment—Conair, multiple grinders and auto-deflashers, air and belt conveyance systems, bottle hoppers, Mettler Toledo vision systems, leak detectors, and takeout system


Over time as you develop in your career, you will train other team members on proper standards and operating procedures and will also provide peer reviews and feedback to team members as well. This role will have a focused career progression with a skill development system that allows for multiple avenues to promotion. 


Required qualifications: 

Associate Technician 

  • High school diploma 
  • Must be capable of lifting 0 – 50 lbs.
  • Proficiently read, speak, and write in English in order to understand instructions, standard operating procedures, and safety warnings/notifications/trainings/processes
  • Ability to read, interpret, and verbally communicate GMP & FDA documentation and regulation 

Manufacturing Technician  

  • All above experience, plus: 
  • Prior experience with manufacturing food products, troubleshooting and repairing manufacturing equipment, or working in cGMP environment is a plus 


Skills to be successful in the role: 

  • Strong attention to detail/safety and a high level of accuracy 
  • Willingness to follow strict cleanliness/sanitation guidelines 
  • Organizational and time management skills 
  • The ability to trust and follow through on commitments with team members 
  • The drive to understand the root cause of issues and develop and enhance processes 
  • Willingness to adapt to different approaches, ideas, tools, techniques, and processes 


 Physical requirements of position: 

  • Frequent bending for the purpose of working on equipment from below level to overhead, picking, gathering and packing orders from shelves to conveyors and loading and combining orders, adding raw materials to blends and weigh-up 
  • Frequent computer operation (e.g.; typing, mouse, reading monitor, etc.) for up to 6 hours, for the purpose of email and instant message communication, configuring software, installing printers, researching and ordering parts and supplies, inventory, retrieving and entering data, printing orders and documents, returns and VMU/Wand Scanners 
  • Frequent gripping for up to 6 hours, for the purpose of operating hand and power tools, equipment hand controls, gripping ropes and/or chains, and selecting and grabbing product for mixing, packing, or shipping/receiving 
  • Continuous lifting and carrying of 50-pound packed boxes 6-8 feet 


What’s special about this facility:

The Plastics Plant manufactures and screen prints products that support multiple operations across Amway Manufacturing. As a Plastics Packaging Technician in the plant, you will be part of a collaborative team, learning all aspects of the plant’s operations. This role will include performing set-up and process adjustments while performing autonomous and preventative maintenance task.  The department’s foundation is built on the culture of the team with supporting one another and owning business results.  This has led to new and exciting key initiatives for the plant designed to build sustainability for our customers well into the future of the business.


This role is not eligible for sponsorship. 



Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications, and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

Amway’s exceptional compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Insurance
  • Generous 401(k) contribution schedule
  • Yearly Bonus potential
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-site Fitness Center and access to digital Wellness tools
  • Discounts on Amway products

Amway is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Amway is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Amway is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, where each employee’s individual uniqueness is valued, creating a culture of belongingness. Amway also proudly hires veterans of our Armed Forces.

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