Injection Production Tech - 12 Hour Nights
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Join the Western Container Hattiesburg team and begin molding your future today! The ever-evolving team is looking for a Injection Production Tech to join us. Candidates must be able to work night shift, 7:30 PM - 8 AM on a 3x2x3 shift schedule weekend and occasional holiday availability.

For more than 35 years the Western Container team has been ensuring that Cola-Cola Bottlers have the highest quality preforms and bottles available to them. Western Container is a $400 million supplier of PET plastic bottles to the #1 soft drink brand in the world - Coca-Cola. We supply over 5.8 billion bottles and preforms annually to Coke bottlers throughout the western United States.

Our Mission is to maximize value for our Coca-Cola shareholders by providing the lowest cost, high quality and service, and an assurance of supply for them. Our plants are highly automated with new technology being introduced regularly. Our team is highly collaborative and motivated. Together we strive to keep our Core Values of Personal Responsibility, Professional Behavior, Mutual Respect, and Integrity at the forefront of what we do each day.

What to expect as an Injection Production Tech

Production Techs are the front line of our production team, they work to use their understanding of processing and our equipment to perform quality checks frequently. Innovative thinking is encouraged and basic troubleshooting is also a large part of this role. Our plants are highly automated with ever-changing processes and technology, training, development, and safety top our priorities. Maintaining a clean, safe and orderly work area is a must! Use of basic computer skills to correctly complete paperwork. Good written and verbal communication skills are utilized frequently.

Who are you?

Someone interested in a manufacturing career with an opportunity for career advancement. A team player, continuous improvement, open communication, and collaboration are a part of the day-to-day life at Western. Someone motivated to jump right in and learn new skills, that also enjoys problem-solving. You are willing to work 12-hour shifts with prolonged periods of standing, able to push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds.

High School Diploma or GED preferred, prior work experience (three years or more with one employer), may be considered

Ideal candidates have one year of Injection Molding experience or a strong desire to learn

Why Western?

Skills for pay compensation program, you drive your own raises! Available Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage, Health Savings Accounts with WCC contributions for qualified members. Up to 6% dollar-for-dollar matching 401K program. Earn while you learn, annual training and development opportunities provided by WCC as well as career advancement, and tuition reimbursement programs offered. 10 paid holidays. Paid sick time, bereavement and jury duty leave available. Generous time off policy with 40+ hours of personal time within your first year of employment and 80+ hours in your second year. Western Container sponsored short-term disability, long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverage. Uniforms and laundry service provided. Frequent member activities and annual family days. Member discount programs and more!

  • Ability to follow directions and work well in a team
  • Thorough understanding of or the ability to quickly learn production equipment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interested in Continuous Improvement and able to thrive in a self-directed environment
  • Understanding of and the ability to abide by applicable OSHA and environmental regulations
  • Prolonged periods working on feet
  • Must be able push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Visual acuity to read instructions, operate machines, and inspect parts produced