General Laborer Positions Available 3rd Shift – South Boston, VA

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has over 20 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Singapore and China. RTP Company’s engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

General Laborers are responsible for the set up and operation of equipment which blends/mixes/packages/transports dry or liquid materials that comprise our customer products. They ensure the highest quality product at the lowest possible costs while meeting customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with RTP Company’s policies and procedures.


  • Sets up, starts, and runs all machinery, checking all controls for adherence to operating/safety procedures and ISO 9001:2015; IATF 16949:2016 standards
  • Weighs ingredients to meet specifications and inserts into machinery, or ensures the correct ingredients are delivered to the work area and inserts pre-blended materials into machinery
  • Monitor production and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. Troubleshoots equipment and processing issues
  • Operates machinery to mix, extrude/discharge, or handle materials according to operating procedures ensuring strands of material are continuous
  • Examines material visually or physically to ensure conformance with established standards
  • May take samples of materials to the lab for evaluation and instructions on any batch adjustments if needed
  • Packages the finished pelletized materials in containers and/or bags
  • Refers issues/problems to Production Supervisor for disposition
  • Performs all required machine cleaning
  • Completes and maintains all required system inputs/transactions. Responsible for data integrity
  • Document work completed as required including logs, data reports, procedures, etc.
  • Participates in training, retraining, and continual improvement processes and methods
  • Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to work overtime
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Dependable
  • Excellent attendance
  • Works well with others
  • Safety awareness
  • Forklift experience preferred but not required
  • Mechanical skills preferred but not required
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Regularly required to stand long periods of time as well as bend, squat, kneel, and stoop

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and a competitive pay based on experience. For immediate consideration please apply online.

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