Operator – Henderson, KY

RTP Company is a specialty thermoplastics compounder with corporate headquarters located in Winona, MN. We operate twenty production plants in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia and have sales offices in major commerce centers around the world.

We are currently seeking an Operator at our Henderson, KY facility. Operators 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Sets up, starts and runs all 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
  • Strong work ethic
  • Works well with others
  • Safety awareness
  • Forklift experience preferred
  • Mechanical skills preferred
  • Dependable
  • Excellent attendance
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

Physical/Environmental Demands
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and occasionally handle (with mechanical equipment) up to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities may require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area such as safety glasses and shoes, respirators, face shield, hearing protection, Tyveksuit, gloves, etc. Exposure to noise levels above the OSHA action level may be possible. Proper personal safety equipment is to be used while performing this job as pointed out by plant safety procedures. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, and risk of electric shock and non-hazardous chemical agents. Employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes. The employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous materials as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication standard.

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and a competitive pay based on experience. For immediate consideration please apply online or submit resume to:

RTP Company
Attn: Human Resources/Operator – Henderson, KY
580 East Front Street
Winona, MN 55987


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