Careers

Tulip Molded Plastics Corporation is focused on being the supplier of choice. We pride ourselves in having a diverse and engaged workforce that brings fresh perspectives to our team. We attribute our success to all our hard-working, dedicated and talented employees. As a member of Tulip you will enjoy a positive work environment, competitive benefit package and opportunity for professional growth.

Our multitalented team here at Tulip strives for perfection. Joining our team will allow you to expand your boundaries and advance your career. Together we can reshape your future and ours!

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Niagara Falls

Summary

To provide leadership and direction to the Shipping department in areas of responsibility including inventory control, shipping, receiving, scheduling, quality, safety and environmental.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

   1.  Receives incoming freight and enters receiving information into the mainframe to maintain efficient inventory control.

   2.  Determines work priorities, prepares work schedules and expedites workflow. Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures.

   3.  Collaborates with Home Office managers and supervisors to ensure coordination of special mailings, inventory management and quality assurance.

   4.  Studies and standardizes procedures to assure the timely, accurate and efficient processing of all shipping and receiving functions.

   5.  Works with department representatives to analyze shipping needs to determine the best method of shipment (packaging and transportation).

   6.  Coordinates with Corporate Sales choosing brokers for export sales and loading shipments per export requirements

   7.  Responsible for maintaining and updating all shipping records.

   8.  Negotiates with shipping vendors and logistics companies to procure the best service and price possible.

   9.  Performs all duties of the Shipping and Receiving Clerk as needed.

 10.  Develops and maintains a well-trained staff.

 11.  Maintains discipline, resolves problems, determines performance and recommends promotions, transfers or dismissals.

 12.  Performs other duties as requested.

Education and Experience Requirements

·     High school diploma or equivalent

·     Three years supervisory experience in shipping environment.

·     Import Export Transport Requirements

·     RCRA and Transportation of hazardous waste

·     Creating Hazardous Waste Manifests

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; and use hands to handle, or touch objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Performs repetitive motion of fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and upper body while packing, unpacking, loading and unloading shipped goods and printed inventory.  Requires dexterity of fingers to gather and pack items for shipment and enter data into computer.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position is warehouse position, and requires and physical ability to operate lift truck as well as to hear warning sound of truck. Position requires use of appropriate personal protective equipment and participation in the Company’s safety training program.

 

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Milwaukee

Maintenance Technician (Night Shift)

SCOPE: A Maintenance “A” Technician is responsible to maintain all plant equipment in a safe and efficient working order to minimize down time. Troubleshoots and repairs from prints to update and modify, existing and new molding machines, secondary finishing machines, material handling equipment and safety equipment covering mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems (including PLC troubleshooting).

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Troubleshoots electrical problems from prints
  • Troubleshoots from Mechanical & Hydraulic prints
  • Troubleshoots PLC and repair
  • Installs new wiring, updates old machines and building wiring
  • All of the above performed with an eye to maintaining and improving product quality and personnel safety
  • Follows all safety rules and wears required personal protective equipment
  • Helps production Process Technicians when a mold change is required which includes pulling, installing and hooking up of the mold to the injection molding press.
  • The above list of responsibilities describes normal work but the Supervisor may assign this person to duties not listed when production requirements dictate or when there is not enough work in the regular classification to fill out the workday.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Five (5) years experience in industrial equipment troubleshooting from prints
  • Demonstrated competence in 5 of 6 following areas:
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Hydraulic
  • Pneumatic
  • Welding
  • HAVC
  • Two (2) years experience in PLC troubleshooting
  • Must have completed a forklift driver-training program
  • Must have completed scissor lift training
  • Capable of lifting 90 pounds frequently
  • Good attendance record
  • Eyesight corrected to 20/20
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Niagara Falls, NY

POSITION

Plastics Extrusion Process Engineer

REPORTS TO

General Manager

LOCATION

3123 Highland Ave. Niagara Falls, NY 14305

SCOPE

The Process Engineer will support plant plastic reprocessing team in meeting key performance metrics and promote process safety, quality and productivity improvement initiatives. Provide daily support on the plant floor as the resident expert over the extrusion lines and process. This position will report directly to operations management team.

CONTACT

Nicole Ellmann   nellmann@tulipcorp.com   (414) 963-3120 ext. 289   www.tulipcorp.com

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead process Safety improvement initiatives and enforce all Safety policies
  • Responsible for identifying improvement opportunities and troubleshooting process conditions to maximize product quality and machine throughput
  • Ensure that the plant meets or exceeds key operating goals, i.e., safety, ISO quality, productivity
  • Provide direction on labor and schedules to match production goals and customer service requirements
  • Participate in the performance evaluation process and identify training and development needs
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of management and reprocess operators on key issues
  • Interact daily with reprocessing operators, polymer scientist and laboratory
  • Build Maintenance and Process logs for multiple extrusion processes

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: 2 year degree or equivalent experience (Technical discipline)

Preferred: Bachelor Degree (Mechanical, Industrial or Process Engineering)

EXPERIENCE

Required: Minimum of 0-2 years plastics plant engineering or plant exposure working in a small to medium facility with at least 70-100 employees

Preferred: 3-6 years’ experience in a plastics plant engineering role working in a small to medium plastic extrusion facility or equivalent experience focused on process improvement and troubleshooting.

SKILLS

Required: Strong technical background with proven problem solving skills. Knowledge of ISO Quality policies and compliance requirements within a manufacturing facility. Excellent communication & interpersonal skills; Strong writing, computer and presentation skills. Self-motivated and detail oriented with skills to balance multiple tasks and assignments at one time. Willingness to provide direction and manage / motivate production teams.

Preferred: Proven track record of continuous improvement and lean methodology. Experience setting and troubleshooting process conditions of plastic extrusion equipment a plus.

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Milwaukee

SCOPE: Setup and startup all injection molded jobs along with full documentation in a safe and timely manner which may include but not limited to setting up and starting up all scheduled production, new tooling, secondary and auxiliary equipment, and robots. Troubleshooting and correcting of molding problems and assisting and training of other employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Embraces and follows the Beliefs and Values of Tulip Molded Plastics Corporation.
  • Embraces and follows the work and safety rules and wears all required personal protective equipment.
  • Understands the Bill of Materials regarding materials required for the job being setup and started.
  • Pre-sets, charges and sets up all scheduled molds in a given press per the setup procedures and Bill of Materials
  • Understands all procedures and paperwork required in performing the job.
  • Sets up all support and secondary equipment needed for the job.
  • Performs color changes, insert changes, and core changes according to the Bill of Materials.
  • Completely starts up and troubleshoots all production machines, secondary and auxiliary equipment within any given area of the production department.
  • Setup end of arm tooling for all robots required for both cover and container presses.
  • Program new job setups in robot presses and starts up interfacing between robot and injection molding machine.
  • Submits first article for quality approval along with all necessary paperwork required.
  • Documents and revises all setup process sheets as required. Logs any changes throughout an entire run on a given job on a process log sheet.
  • Optimizes productivity and utilization to the best of his/her ability.
  • Assist in any of the operators and/or mold setters, set-up technician A or B, and Q.A. needs to aid in the safety of the operation within their workstation and production area.
  • Maintains housekeeping and cleanliness of the production department as instructed by management as well as press upkeep as assigned.
  • Reports unsafe conditions to the Supervisor for immediate action.
  • Performs all the responsibilities of the Setup Technician A & B as needed.
  • Completely shuts down the entire production department in a safe and timely manner in the event of a lights out situation (shut down, holiday, fire or any other emergency drill or exercise).
  • Starts up the entire department after a lights out situation.
  • Assists in any of the supervisor’s needs and fills in during the absence of the production supervisor.
  • The above list of responsibilities describes normal work but the Supervisor may assign this person to duties not listed when production requirements dictate or when there is not enough work in the regular classification to fill out the workday

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum ten (10) years on the job experience installing and setting up plastic injection molds, processing and troubleshooting plastic injection products on hydraulic and electric injection molding machines.
  • Or, Minimum two (2) years on the job experience in Setup Technician A position and meet all the qualifications of that position.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
  • Good attendance and performance work history.
  • Motivated self-starter that is able to productively work alone and in groups to solve problems.
  • Must have proven mechanical ability.
  • Must have his/her own tools.
  • Must complete a forklift driving training program.
  • Must learn proper lifting skills of up to 10,000 lbs. with a forklift or crane.
  • Must complete a Lock Out/Tag Out training program.
  • Must have knowledge in plastic resins, additives and understanding of technical data sheets and MSDS for materials used.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to work overtime on an as needed/required basis in order to complete work in process and communicate with other shifts.
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Milwaukee, WI

To exercise overall supervision of all employees on the shift.  Lead the effort of the shift to maximize output of quality products at minimum costs. Supervise other plant departments including cold form, tool room and shipping during nighttime hours and weekends.


RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Supervisor must be an example for following the Beliefs and Values of Tulip Molded Plastics Corporation.

·        Safety is our overriding priority.  If a hazardous situation exists then take action to remedy the hazardous situation as quickly as possible and then return to production.

·        Follow and enforce all safety rules and regulations. Review work areas for safety compliance and safe work conditions.  Investigate, document, and report each and all safety incidents and near misses according to policy before leaving at the end of your shift.

·        When enforcing policies, procedures, attendance, or work and safety rules:

If there is a potential violation you have witnessed, use and complete the Work and Safety Rule Infraction Form.  If you did not witness and it was reported to you use the Performance Incident Report Form.

For all investigations, secure evidence such as the part, a label, a non-conforming material report, etc.  For all investigations that could lead to discipline have a steward present if requested. When issuing discipline have steward present.

·        Ensure all employees are correctly wearing and using all required Personal Protective Equipment.  Track PPE usage as required.

·        Insure that employees understand expectations about their attendance, performance, and adherence to work instructions, working safely, and avoiding injury.  Help employees who are not meeting standards to improve to 100% of minimum expectations. Use the Supervisor Training Talk and Counseling Form.

·        Assign all employees to the jobs they are to perform for the shift.  This to include all direct and indirect labor employees.  Explain and teach employees what they need to do to perform their assigned job.

·        Provide employees with the tools and paperwork required for them to perform their job correctly.

·        Monitor all activities of the shift to maximize material and labor utilization.  Minimize scrap in molding, assembly, grinding and rework. Responsible for achieving company expectations regarding set up and run time, equal to or better than set standards. Also monitor and maintain all standard molding efficiencies and ensure the highest number of good parts are produced with the available personnel. Record and monitor all press cycle times.

·        Take all phone calls / messages from any Tulip employees that are calling in to miss work.  All employee calls taken must be communicated to the employee’s direct supervisor and the HR department.  When reporting call in include employee, time of call, and reason for absence.  Report to HR all late arrivals and early leaves.

·        Communicate with Supervisor from the previous shift and review production schedule,changeover schedule, and issues from the previous shift.

·        Complete all daily production paperwork and time cards for accuracy and turn in all required documents before leaving for the day.

·        Ensure all employees are doing the jobs correctly and safely.  This includes all operators running container presses are dielectric testing and performing the test correctly, operators are recording downtime and scrap correctly, operators are completing all required quality checks, and operators are completing their production paperwork and job cards correctly.

·        Make sure all jobs running are being done so to the bill of materials.  This includes the correct materials, regrind,additives, terminals, fixtures, packaging, and labels.

·        Train all direct reports as to their responsibilities. Follow orientation and training guidelines.  Complete required documentation on a weekly basis

·        Administer performance reviews and coach all personnel to improve individual performance.  This to include evaluations of new hire employees as they are being trained and prior to hire.

·        Continuously monitor all injection molding presses for nozzle leaks.

·        Ensure all jobs running have an approved first shot approval and signed deviation when applicable.

·        Make routine checks of readings on silos to monitor material levels.

·        Complete all QA checks as required.

·        Monitor box counts on all presses.

·        Participate in scrap review process and complete projects are requested.

·        Work with HR on approval and coverage of employee vacations.

·        Print Bill of Materials and labels as needed to support production.

·        Propose and implement improvements that will reduce product cost, increase output,increase machine up time, decrease expense, and provide a better and safer work environment.

·        Involve employees in investigating and solving customer, operational and safety issues.

·        Responsible for general housekeeping, organization of material/equipment and product flow.  This to include house keeping project assigned by Site Manager.

·        Responsible for employee behavior, morale, and the well-being of employees on the shift.Administer company rules, policies and procedures.

·        Attend all Production Meetings as required by Production Manager and present production status material as requested.

·        Attend all Management meetings, safety committee meetings, and all employee meetings as required by upper management.

·        Follow all ISO 9001 requirements, implement changes as they are updated.

·        This list of “responsibilities” may be added to or subtracted from as best meets the needs of the business.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·  Minimum five (5) years of experience as a Production Supervisor or Manager in a manufacturing environment.

·  High school diploma or GED equivalent.

·  Good attendance and performance work history.

·  Motivated self-starter that is able to productively work alone and in groups to solve problems.

·  Must have and exhibit strong leadership and problem solving skills.

·  Must be fluent with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

·  Must complete a Lock Out/Tag Out training program.

·  Must have the ability and willingness to work overtime on an as needed/required basis in order to complete work in process and communicate with other shifts.

·  Good personal interaction and communication skills to influence peers and direct reports.

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Milwaukee

Tool & Die Maker (Night Shift)

SCOPE: Plan, layout and perform machining operations and bench work to construct, alter, and repair tools from the Corporation. Must be able to read complicated mold drawings and to perform difficult machining operators.

Tool and die makers must have significant recent plastic injection molding experience. Experience with hot runner systems is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be able to set – up, produce tooling and run all Tool Room related machinery:
  • Milling machines
  • Grinders (surface and cylindrical)
  • Electrical discharge machine
  • Lathes
  • Duplicating equipment
  • Able to diagnose Mold problems
  • Follow all safety rules and wears all required personal protective equipment.
  • The above list of responsibilities describes normal work but the Supervisor may assign this person to duties not listed when production requirements dictate or when there is not enough work in the regular classification to fill out the work day.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a card holding Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
  • Must be able to produce tooling, electrodes, for all Tool Room equipment
  • Must have a strong background in math and trigonometry
  • Must have taken blueprint-reading classes
  • Must have experience with CNC/NC machines
  • Must have completed a forklift driver-training program
  • Based on job responsibilities, may be required to complete scissor lift training
  • Must be able to handle large work (75lbs. minimum)
  • Must be well motivated and work well with others and without a lot of supervision
  • Will have to be able to assist other machinists with their tasks in the Tool Room

Job Type: Full-time

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