Machine Operator Positions Available – Winona, MN

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.

We are currently looking for 2nd and 3rd shift Machine Operators at our Winona, MN facility. This position is responsible for the set up and operation of equipment which blends/mixes/packages/transports dry or liquid materials that comprise our customer products.

Come join and grow with our RTP family, making top wages for our region! See further details of the job below.


  • Sets up, starts and runs machinery, checking all controls for adherence to operating/safety procedures and ISO 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.
  • Monitors 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 Productions Lead or Production Managers for disposition.
  • Performs all required machine cleaning.
  • Completes and maintains all required system inputs/transactions. Responsible for data integrity.
  • Documents 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.


  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Must be dependable
  • Must have excellent attendance and be able to work overtime as needed
  • Must have a strong work ethic and be a team player
  • Must be able to follow safety protocol
  • Must be able to work in temperature extremes – hot and cold
  • Must be able to pass a forklift test; forklift experience preferred
  • Must be able to pass a respirator fit test
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Mechanical skills preferred

For immediate consideration please apply online or in person at:

RTP Company
580 East Front Street
Winona, MN 55987

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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