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RD&E Grinder-Utility

Inline Plastics Milford, CT
  • Posted: 27 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

RD&E Grinder -Utility

Responsible for supporting R&D development and production thermoforming machines as needed: collects and grinds all the scrap plastic for recycling, assist or fill in for packers, utility and others as needed.



  • Must pass powered industrial truck (forklift, Walkie Reach powered lift) training and certification including a skills evaluation
  • Must be able to safely lift and remove rewind from the thermoforming machines and place them in the proper bins (see physical demands below)
  • Prepares sufficient supply of clean gaylords with bags inserted
  • Correctly segregates and identifies different material waste streams such as PET (prime/DPET versus regrind/RPET), Polypropylene, or other plastics
  • Correctly segregates other different material waste streams for recycling or disposal (carboard, paper, plastic wrap, etc.)
  • Feeds grinder at the right pace (depending on type of scrap) to prevent jams or other malfunctions due to improper handling
  • Understands and complies with lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures
  • Able to clean any and all portions of the grinder when properly Locked/Tagged/De-energized and knows the proper operation and cleaning of the Torit dust collectors
  • Properly cover, shrink-wrap and label filled gaylords after grinding – includes measuring tare weight, gross weight, and net weight using a scale
  • Push and pull gaylords on rolling dollies to the proper area for collection of rewind, regrind, and scrap – then back to the grinder for grinding (see physical demands below)
  • Operate a powered industrial truck (forklift, Walkie Reach powered lift) to load filled gaylords onto a transport trailer or to move gaylords around the shop floor
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and well-swept work area for safety and efficiency


  • Assembles and stacks the proper number of parts to each bag, and the proper packing order and orientation of bags and partitions into cartons per written instructions
  • Feeds packed cartons through a case taper or manually tapes cartons carefully
  • Prepares labels correctly by hand or using a printer for cartons with the date code, SKU, and other important information
  • Affixes the labels to carton in the correct location on the case ensuring consistency and legibility
  • If an ink stamp must be used, ensures the stamp is placed in the correct location and is legible prior to stacking on pallet
  • Properly stacks full cartons on pallet to specified heights per written instructions
  • Checks and verifies that all cases on the skid have the same label & product/SKU
  • Moves full skids out of the packing area using a pallet jack or powered industrial truck
  • Replaces empty pallets as needed and supplies correct size pallet for according to a written product specification
  • Moves corrugated material to area for assembly in a timely manner
  • Loads waiting transport trailers with wrapped/completed product using a powered industrial truck (forklift, Walkie Reach powered lift)
  • Properly loads and operates a pallet stretch wrap machine

Education and/or Experience -High School Diploma/GED and previous experience in a manufacturing environment is helpful.

Inline Plastics

Why Work Here?


We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. During these 50 years, we have proven to have innovation in our DNA. Starting with Safe-T-Gard tear strips that created the first tamper-resistant food container, to E-Z Open Cake containers to Hangables, Sandwich Wedges and Grab and Go Cups, We are a leader. We provide FDA Food contact recyclable products in extremely appealing designs and we are intent on continuing to be the leader. To service our customers, we operate three manufacturing plants, one distribution center, and a Research, Development, and Engineering Center. Our goal is to double our sales and we need your help. If you are a collaborative, high energy, high performing team player, we are interested in talking with you.


40 Seemans Lane, Milford, CT 06460
Milford, CT

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