Rapac Production Associate
Ring Container Technologies

Oakland, Tennessee

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Job Purpose

To use your unique talents, experience, skills, education and enthusiasm to complete the Operations team and to recognize that your contribution is essential to the vision of Rapac, LP

Key Responsibilities and Duties

1.Responsible for obeying all company safety policies and procedures.

  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when entering the production area.
  • Participate in monthly safety training as scheduled and provided by the company.
  • Report all unsafe acts or conditions to Supervisor immediately.
  • Report accidents to Supervisor immediately.
  • Obey all machine guards and safety warnings.
  • Follow Lock out / Tag out policy.

2. Ensure the safe and efficient operation of all equipment to meet or exceed company established Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) expectations and quality expectations.
  • Proactive in addressing unsafe conditions on production equipment.
  • Maintain documentation to support production.
  • Proactive in addressing inefficiencies of production equipment.

3. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance tasks as outlined by Rapac Operations Manager.
  • Proactive in addressing machine inefficiencies during preventative maintenance.
  • Ensure equipment is clean after preventative maintenance is performed.
  • Continually evaluate equipment for improvement areas.

4. Perform scheduled production equipment changeovers as outlined by Rapac Operations Manager.
  • Perform scheduled changeovers with limited downtime.
  • Ensure production equipment is in safe and efficient operating condition after each changeover.

5. Responsible for producing and/or packaging the best quality product at all times.
  • Ensure all production meet or exceed customer standards and expectations.
  • Perform routine inspections as prescribed by in-process procedures.
  • Ensure all production is properly labeled and/or tagged.

6. Promote and participate in good housekeeping habits to ensure plant appearance exceeds management and customer expectations.
  • Ensure all daily, weekly and periodic cleaning tasks are performed as outlined in the Cleaning Schedule.
  • Maintain a clean work area at all times.
    • Empty all garbage cans in work area at the conclusion of assigned shift.
    • Sweep and/or mop production floor in work area.
    • Clean equipment if it becomes dirty or stained during shift operation.
  • Proactive in addressing housekeeping issues on the production floor and production equipment.

7. Responsible for the safe and efficient storage of finished production.
  • Operate forklifts in a safe manner.
  • Transport product from production area to warehouse staging area.
  • Complete forklift training program.

8. Assist extrusion operator during production equipment.

9. Assist operator as needed during production.

10. Responsible for maintaining required documentation during the shift.

Experience and Educational Qualifications

Our Production Associate should possess a sense of urgency, accountability, business ethics, professionalism, self-motivation and the desire and focus to improve the business. He/she must be able to read, write and understand English.

Our Production Associate must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent.

Abilities Required
  • Must be able to come to work promptly and regularly.
  • Must be able to take direction and work well with others.
  • Must be able to work under the stress of deadlines.
  • Must be able to concentrate and perform accurately.
  • Must be able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.

Ring Career Track Job Band

Individual Contributor

Core Competencies
  • Drive for Results
  • Customer Focus
  • Total Work Systems
  • Self-Development
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust

Additional Competencies
  • Action Oriented
  • Informing
  • Peer Relationships
  • Technical Learning
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Quality
  • Creativity
  • Organizing
  • Standing Alone

Physical Activity Required:

Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs and equipment, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Needs good body agility.

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist. This requires the full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Crouching: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Standing: Standing for sustained periods of time.

Walking: Moving over long distances to accomplish tasks.

Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin.

Fingering: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. This includes activities where detailed or important spoken instruction must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than 40 dB at 500 Hz, 100 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Able to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machine parts.

Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements of the arms, hand and/or fingers.

Vision: Must be able to prepare and analyze data and figures. Eye sight capable of seeing small defects at distances close to the eyes.

Exertion: Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Environmental Working Conditions:
  • The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • The worker may be subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 for periods of more than one hour.
  • The worker is subject to noise.
  • The worker is subject to vibrations. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to being exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, etc.
  • The worker may be subject to atmospheric conditions, i.e. fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is subject to oils. Air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Ring Container Technologiesis an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Ring to apply recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation and professional development practices without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or certain classifications based on genetic information.

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