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Verified Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Visalia, California

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RTS Jr. Team Leader
Visalia, CA, USA Req #1933
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

We're Not Just in the Packaging Business-We're in the "Wow" Business

Pregis is Hiring!

Why Join Pregis?

Pregis is in the packaging business to protect what matters. We are committed to providing our customers and employees sustainable growth through purpose-driven innovation and customer-centric packaging solutions. If you are looking for a company that is thriving across various high growth industries and is innovative, customer focused, high integrity, believes in strong teamwork and collaboration, is the company for you. Check out the to learn how sustainability and social responsibility is at the very core of our company DNA.

Summary of Job

The junior team lead is responsible for assisting the senior operator & team lead in the set up and control of flow on multiple lines.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Setup and assist in the control of flow on multiple lines
  • Assist with line string up of material at start-ups or change overs.
  • Operate feeding system, application of reclaim
  • Conduct mandrel changes, die set ups, oven set ups, string up on the California room
  • Assist in setting up run recipe for extruders including temperature profile controls.
  • Understand blowing agent profile and hazards along with its operating system.
  • Understand and know how to do Silo reports.
  • Know and perform additive and color cycle counts.
  • Assist Lead in operation of extruders to complete production schedule
  • Must read and follow instructions from Lead & Supervisor daily and report critical data.
  • Assist lead in Resin unloading from railcars.
  • Demonstrate the ability to change screens on all extruders.
  • Actively participate in all continuous improvement, safety, and quality initiatives
  • Housekeeping throughout assigned shift to ensure an orderly and safe environment.
  • Support, demonstrate and promote Pregis' core values: integrity, collaboration, customer focus and innovation. Must be able to mentor newer operators on safe working habits.
  • Participate in operational skills training and demonstrate the ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Assist in the training of level 1 & 2 operators.
  • Adheres to the highest standards of company safety programs, guidelines, rules, and regulations including all personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Attends meetings and completes safety trainings as required.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, absent undue hardship to the business.

Competency (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

  • Ability to take coaching well and communicates respectfully with others to ensure a positive teamwork culture.
  • Promote positive teamwork culture
  • Able to follow troubleshooting guides to solve any type of quality problem.
  • Able to check and correct all production reports for accuracy.
  • Know the different screen gauges between extruders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform tasks with little supervision.
  • Show the ability to offer help and ask for help before it is a critical need.
  • Lead a team to achieve best business results of Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Cost, & Housekeeping also promoting teamwork in the department.
  • Proactively reaches out across departments to collaborate
  • Shows willingness to offer training to fellow department members.
  • Ability to communicate with team effectively and respectfully and during shift transition
  • Prior SAP or similar ERP system knowledge.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, follow standardized work instructions and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement culture.


  • Exposure to moving equipment
  • Inside work
  • Heat may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Humidity may exceed 80%
  • Noise may exceed 85dB+

Physical Characteristics

  • Repetitive use of wrist, hands, and fingers.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, squatting, up to 75%.
  • Frequent bending and some kneeling.
  • Frequent use of shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and ankles (up to 30-50 lbs.)
  • Occasional bending and twisting.
  • Occasional reaching.
  • Occasional typing/keyboarding/preparing documents, voice- assisted as needed.

Position Type

  • Full time
  • 8 hours
  • Overtime expected per business demand

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • At least two to three (2- 3) years' experience in a manufacturing / production environment.
  • Must currently be in a lead role overseeing at least five (5) employees.
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Additional auxiliary equipment: Possess or learn the ability to operate Forklift, Cranes, Floor Jacks, Saws, Knives (other hand tools).


  • The pay range for this position is $24/hr. to $26.49/hr. The Company offers paid vacation time, paid sick leave, medical, dental and vision plans as well as a 401(k) with employer match.


Diversity and Inclusion

We believe in diversity of thought and bringing together other traits and characteristics that make an individual bring a unique experience to Pregis. We strive to foster an inclusive environment where behaviors and social norms ensure people are welcome.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement/Inclusion

We offer equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We support inclusion and believe in welcoming a collective sum of individual differences, thoughts, traits, and characteristics to represent Pregis' culture and achievements.

Visit us at for more information about Pregis LLC.

Other details
  • Job Family Manufacturing & Operations
  • Job Function Manufacturing & Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Visalia, CA, USA
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