Production Operator (3rd Shift)

Location:  USA, Sparta MI

Function:  Production

Are you mechanically inclined with manufacturing experience?
  • We don't have "assembly" jobs here - our machine operators are independent, able to use basic tools for changeovers, set-up and routine troubleshooting to produce products for several different industries.  This makes work interesting and challenging.
  • tesa tape may be small and not well known, but that's because we rarely have job openings, but we're expanding. 
Reasons people stay at tesa:
  • COVID safe.  We are dead serious about Safety.  We implemented more safety protocols than the CDC recommended, sooner. Only 2 positives to date were work related.
  • above average pay.   We pay new hires based on experience.  Starting pay for Operators is $15.00 - 17.50/hr. Employees with 5+ years tesa experience average $22/hr and there are 5 job levels to achieve in Production by learning new skills. 
  • quarterly bonus. The 2019 average was $550 per person per quarter and even in 2020 it was $450 per quarter. New employees are eligible from Day 1.
  • skill based pay.  Each time you gain new skills by learning a new machine, your pay rate increases by $.50 - .75/hour
  • opportunity for OT.  When you work OT, it increases  your quarterly bonus. 
  • profit sharing 401k bonus.  tesa tape Corporate contributes 7% of gross annual earnings to eligible employees' 401k in addition to the 50% match up to 6%. That means if you put in 6%, tesa puts in another 10%.
  • culture of respect and family.  You will never get yelled at or disrespected by a supervisor here and will actually be asked for your opinion by engineers and management.
  • benefits start within the first month.  Two BCBS medical plans, dental, vision, disability, life, and several more.
  • PTO and Sick time available after your first 3 months.  18 days combined per year.  Neither has to be used before the end of the year.
  • Sunday and Holiday OT are extremely rare.  Family time is important to us, too.

We will invite you to meet with us and see the Plant if you have:
  • stable work history.  It takes 3-6 months of training for each machine, so we hire people with a proven track record of reliability.
  • manufacturing experience OR mechanical skills/ aptitude.  Our jobs are challenging and require active problem solving.  
  • computer skills.  Every Operator uses the computer at each machine to manage their orders. We will teach you, but you need to be comfortable using a computer. 
  • positive, team-oriented attitude.  We have no tolerance for drama and insist on mutual respect and cooperation. If you have a "can-do" attitude, you'll go far, fast.

What you will do as an Operator (sample):
  • Responsible for setting up and operating the machine to produce high quality products and perform routine machine maintenance.
  • Responsible for keeping blade set-ups maintained.             
  • Work with crush cut and razor blades                                     
  • Box, package, stack finished rolls weighing up to 35 lbs to heights of up to 6ft.         
  • Capable of earning and maintaining a forklift license for a motorized pallet jack.         
  • Move skids of material and finished goods to and from machine area with pallet jack.
  • Complete production data entry and paperwork.

Good luck with your application!    We hope to meet you soon!

tesa tape Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled

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