Production Team Member
Job Details
American Recycling Center - Owosso, MI
Full Time
High School Diploma
Both 1st & 2nd Shift availability
General Labor



The Production Team Member is accountable for the proper handling, inspecting, sorting and feeding of raw materials during the production process. Additionally, this position is responsible for inspecting the overall quality, proper packaging, labeling and storage or finished materials. All Production members are responsible for general housekeeping and safety of their work areas.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Follow company policies & procedures, including guidelines/instructions set by the Production Supervisor
  2. Maintain adequate production rate for the assigned process/ area (bagging, buffings, grind), efficient and accurate
  3. Ongoing general housekeeping of work area
  4. General working knowledge of processing & production equipment (buffings, bagging, grind)
  5. Sort raw material for contaminants and sizing, which may require physical moving of material
  6. General knowledge of raw material including proper identification & use
  7. Consistent physical activity, including but not limited to standing for extended periods of time, lifting/carrying 55 pounds, bending, squatting or other physical requirements
  8. Identify and recognize finished product sizing
  9. May be required to operate a forklift and other applicable equipment and machinery according to safety and training guidelines
  10. Engage in clear, consistent and professional communication between Production Supervisor and other Production Team Members
  11. Responsible for unloading/loading of raw materials and other product, this may include physical lifting or by other means
  12. Work cohesively as a team for maximum production output
  13. Perform proper sealing, stacking, wrapping and labeling during production and bagging process
  14. Look for ways to minimize waste
  15. General knowledge of equipment setup & emergency shut off, including Lock-out tag our and other safety related items
  16. Remain conscious of quality improvements and report any concerns to Supervisor as they arise
  17. Other duties that may be assigned by Manager or Supervisor


Competencies (check all that apply)


Analytical Decision-Making


Learning & Development

Planning & Organizing

Professionalism & Integrity

Financial Management

Risk-Taking/Creative Thinking

Teamwork & Relationship-Building

Results Orientation

EEO Accountability

Managing Others



Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma required
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years old
  • Forklift experience helpful



Up to 10%, as needed


Computer Skills

Basic computer skills


Other Requirements

Physical lifting, 50-100 pounds

Ability and willingness to work in extreme conditions, including unregulated temperatures and/or unclean, dark, damp or small spaces

Communicate effective and professionally

Positive- team fostering attitude

Critical thinking and problem solving

Punctuality and reliability

Relevant math, verbal and writing ability

Motivated, self-starter


PlayCore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

  • High school Diploma/GED
  • Ability to pass ongoing drug screen
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Positive 'team' fostering attitude
  • Forklift experience helpful
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