Bale Feed Operator
at DAK Americas

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

Job Description

DAK Americas is a globally competitive supplier of Terephthalic acid (TPA) - Monomers, Polyethylene Terephthalate Resins (PET & Recycled PET) and Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF) for the western hemisphere. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas.  DAK Americas is a division of Alpek, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico's largest corporations.

Position Overview

The Bale Feed Operator assists in the recycling/production process through the handling of Raw Material and Finished Products. The Bale Feed Operator will report to the Shift Supervisor. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Wash and maintain lift truck per procedure CPR ADM 121
  • Note any damages to lift truck. Inspects equipment prior to each use. Report any issues with equipment
  • Ensure the airline on the trailer is locked out with a glad hand lock before entering into the trailer to unload raw material, and placing bottles onto the conveyor belt to the Metso per Procedure CPR HUS 900
  • Inspection of bales and communication of issues with bale quality to the Shift supervisor
  • Bale Feeder is required feed production bales onto the 1000 belt
  • Clean Trailer of all bottle spillage
  • Discard wires into a hopper in Section 1 under manual sorter station
  • Document all required information from trailer vendor tags on the Bale Feeder Receiving Form CPR HUSF 900
  • Give the completed form and trailer tags to the supervisor at shift end
  • Responsible cleaning the area from Dock Door 6 to the East Wall, around the Metso, platform and Hydraulic System per procedure CPR HUS 900
  • Communicate with oncoming shift and inform them of job status and any issues
  • Inform the supervisor immediately if a trailer has not been staged for production to continue in a timely manner
  • Ensure and follow all applicable plant rules including Quality, Maintenance, and Safety policies and procedures
  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position
  • Wear and maintain all required PPE
  • All other duties as assigned and or required

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of raw materials and quality control
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
  • Ability to frequently move product up to 50lbs
  • Ability to frequently move about assigned work area and work 12-hour rotating shifts
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions including working outside and inside a non-climate-controlled facility

Job Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Must be 18-years of age
  • Must have a forklift/lift truck license
  • Good organizational skills and detailed orientated
  • Positive attitude and the ability to take direction from management
  • Ability to work and perform in a team environment

DAK Americas LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements.  Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements.  DAK Americas LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Job Snapshot

About Us

At DAK Americas (DAK), our strategic positioning in relevant markets, strong corporate financials, state-of-the-art technology and core strategies focused on sustainability, growth, trade leadership, low cost production and innovation have made us a leading company in the Americas. As we continue to grow and evolve, we’re looking for dynamic talent to join our team.

DAK Americas is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and is a subsidiary of Alpek S.A.B. de C.V., the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. (one of Mexico's largest corporations). DAK is a fast growing company with core businesses comprised five different businesses; Terephthalic Acid (TPA), PET Container Resins (PET), Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF), Specialty Polymers and GreenPET (recycled and renewable raw materials). DAK currently operates 6 production facilities and employs over 1,300 full time employees across the Americas.

At DAK Americas, the sum is greater than the individual parts and we recognize our success is derived from the talents, efforts, creativity, flexibility and commitment of our diverse workforce. All of our employees are valued and treated equally and fairly, with dignity and respect. In addition, we strive for the continuous enhancement of our employees’ skills, capabilities and performance to ensure that they will be challenged to continuously learn and develop their abilities to their fullest extent and to accept expanded responsibilities.

We’re proud that DAK Americas is an equal employment opportunity employer. In addition, we require that all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, placement, reassignments, promotions, transfers, demotions, layoffs, compensation, benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and all other terms and conditions of employment be free of discriminatory practices. Through the full and active support of all members of the DAK Americas team, the realization of equal employment opportunity is ensured.

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