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Do you have a drive to continually advance and an eye for excellence? Join Charter NEX Films.

As engineers and manufacturers of high-performance films for a wide range of applications, Charter NEX offers many attractive incentives for employees. Competitive salaries, benefit packages – health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k), PTO – and a dynamic work environment allow opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Advance quickly based on your personal performance with our excellent training program.

Current Openings with Charter NEX Films


Extrusion Technician- Turners Falls, MA

Charter NEX Films, Inc. in Turners Falls, MA is now hiring Extrusion Technicians due to expansion and growth! Be a part of our dynamic Team! Seeking candidates with excellent multi-tasking skills, who enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and who exhibits the physical capabilities to effectively and safely perform all aspects of the job in accordance with the physical standards of the position.

This position has potential for career advancement, competitive wages and an exceptional benefit package eligible to employees on day one. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, FSA, PTO, paid holidays, production bonuses, and 401k w/ company match. We are a performance-based company; what you put into the job is what you will get out of the job. Your career is in your hands!

Employee Responsibilities:

An employee in this are responsible for the efficient operation of extrusion equipment to produce high quality specialty film. This position is an apprentice role spent in a training capacity on Charter NEX’s training program while working closely with experienced operators in line operation. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring a clean, safe work environment, setup/process control to ensure accurate procedures, completing process control documentation, working efficiently on production scheduling computers, and labeling/separating scrap product.

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Expand knowledge in mathematical areas, such as, addition, subtractions, multiplications, division, and fractions.

Ability to read and use a tape measure.

Schedule:

This is a full-time position consisting of a 12 hour schedule. Employees work 7 out of 14 days each bi-weekly payroll period.
Day Shift: 5 am to 5 pm

Night Shift: 5 pm to 5 am

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Material Handler – Superior, WI

Our plant in Superior, WI is now hiring Material Handlers. We are experiencing substantial growth and are looking for energetic, positive, motivated people to join our skilled Team! We provide a stable, safe, drug-free work environment, where safety is our top priority.

Seeking candidates who have a good attitude, are dependable, have a passion for learning, excel at multi-tasking, and enjoy working in a fast paced environment! No experience in the blown film industry? We’re okay with that! At Charter NEX Films, we provide a robust training program, with a mixture of hands on training and computer modules through our own Charter NEX University. During your first two weeks, you will be in a training capacity with our skilled trainer. Training doesn’t end there! Once assigned to a shift you will work closely with experienced Material Handlers working safely to package the film.

We are a performance-based company and create a work environment that recognizes the strengths of our employees and encourages their continuous growth and improvement. Essentially, what you put into the job is what you will get out of the job. Your career is in your hands!

Employee Responsibilities:

An employee in this entry level job position is responsible for transferring of finished rolls of film from an extrusion line and packaging/labeling the rolls per customer specifications.

Additional responsibilities includes but is not limited to:

  • Assures awareness and understanding of Charter NEX Films safety policies and procedures and operates in a safe manner with no safety incidents
  • Dependable and reliable; consistently shows up for work on time and work attendance meets schedule expectations; is prompt for meetings; has an effective, sound work ethic that is demonstrated with consistent performance
  • Independently transport finished goods from production lines to the packaging area
  • With guidance from more experienced Material Handlers can package rolls of film to customer specifications as described by work orders, sales orders or by packaging instruction
  • Under supervision accurately enters data into the production computer, and labels finished rolls and pallets accurately
  • Operates stretch wrapper machines to cover and secure rolls of finished film products

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent. Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and dependability.

Schedule:

This full-time position consists of a 12 hour rotating schedule. Shifts run 7-7 and rotates from days to nights every 6 weeks. Employees work 7 out of 14 days.

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Week 2: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday

Training Period: 3 weeks working Monday – Friday 7:00 – 3:00 prior to being assigned a Shift.

Benefits:

This position has potential for career advancement, and we offer competitive wages along with an exceptional benefit package eligible to employees on day 1!

Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Competitive Wages – with performance-based wage increases
  • PTO and Holiday Pay
  • Quarterly Gain Share Bonus up to 15% of your quarterly earnings
  • Perfect Attendance Bonus
  • 401k w/ Company match; including Profit-Sharing
  • Years of Service Awards
  • Continuous On-Site Training
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurances
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Medical and Dependent Care
  • Paid: Uniforms, Steel Toe Shoes/Boots, Prescription Safety Glasses
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Tuition Assistance Program

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Extrusion Technician- Superior, WI

Our plant in Superior, WI is now hiring Extrusion Technicians. We are experiencing substantial growth and are looking for energetic, positive, motivated people to join our skilled Team! We provide a stable, safe, drug-free work environment, where safety is our top priority.

Seeking candidates who have a good attitude, are dependable, have a passion for learning, excel at multi-tasking, and enjoy working in a fast paced environment! No experience in the blown film industry? We’re okay with that! At Charter NEX Films, we provide a robust training program, with a mixture of hands on training and computer modules through our own Charter NEX University. During your first three weeks, you will be in a training capacity with our skilled trainer. Training doesn’t end there! Once assigned to a shift you will work closely with experienced Extrusion Technicians in line operation working safely to produce quality film.

We are a performance-based company and create a work environment that recognizes the strengths of our employees and encourages their continuous growth and improvement. Essentially, what you put into the job is what you will get out of the job. Your career is in your hands!

Employee Responsibilities:

An employee in this entry level position is responsible for the efficient operation of blown film extrusion equipment to safely produce high quality specialty film.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • With guidance assures awareness and understanding of Charter NEX Films safety policies and procedures and always operates in a safe manner with no safety incidents
  • Dependable and reliable; consistently shows up for work on time and work attendance meets schedule expectations; is prompt for meetings;  has an effective, sound work ethic that is demonstrated with consistent performance
  • With guidance functions as an effective team member, assisting others wherever necessary; listens effectively and is willing to accept advice and feedback from others; has a positive attitude
  • Under supervision and direction operations a blown film extrusion line
  • Enters blend data into the computerized control system with correct percentages and densities, utilizes follow orders and recipes with guidance
  • Setup/process control to ensure accurate procedures
  • Completing quality testing
  • Assisting in the packaging/labeling of finished product

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent. Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and dependability.

Schedule:

This full-time position consists of a 12 hour rotating schedule. Shifts run 7-7 and rotate from days to nights every 6 weeks. Employees work 7 out of 14 days.

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Week 2: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday

Training Period: 3 weeks working Monday – Friday 7:00 – 3:00 prior to being assigned a Shift.

Benefits:

This position has potential for career advancement, and we offer competitive wages along with an exceptional benefit package eligible to employees on day 1!

Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Competitive Wages – with performance-based wage increases
  • PTO and Holiday Pay
  • Quarterly Gain Share Bonus up to 15% of your quarterly earnings
  • Perfect Attendance Bonus
  • 401k w/ Company match; including Profit-Sharing
  • Years of Service Awards
  • Continuous On-Site Training
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurances
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Medical and Dependent Care
  • Paid: Uniforms, Steel Toe Shoes/Boots, Prescription Safety Glasses
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Tuition Assistance Program

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Extrusion Technician- Blythewood, SC

Charter NEX Films, Inc. in Blythewood, SC is now hiring Extrusion Technicians due to expansion and growth! Be a part of our dynamic Team! Seeking candidates with excellent multi-tasking skills, who enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and who exhibits the physical capabilities to effectively and safely perform all aspects of the job in accordance with the physical standards of the position.

This position has potential for career advancement, competitive wages and an exceptional benefit package eligible to employees on day one. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, FSA, PTO, paid holidays, production bonuses, and 401k w/ company match. We are a performance-based company; what you put into the job is what you will get out of the job. Your career is in your hands!

Employee Responsibilities:

An employee in this are responsible for the efficient operation of extrusion equipment to produce high quality specialty film. This position is an apprentice role spent in a training capacity on Charter NEX’s training program while working closely with experienced operators in line operation. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring a clean, safe work environment, setup/process control to ensure accurate procedures, completing process control documentation, working efficiently on production scheduling computers, and labeling/separating scrap product.

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Expand knowledge in mathematical areas, such as, addition, subtractions, multiplications, division, and fractions.

Ability to read and use a tape measure.

Schedule:

This is a full-time position consisting of a 12 hour schedule. Employees work 7 out of 14 days each bi-weekly payroll period.
Day Shift: 6 am to 6 pm

Night Shift: 6 pm to 6 am

***Please note that our next hiring phase will begin during the November/December timeframe.***

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Multi-Craft Industrial Maintenance Technician – Blythewood, SC

Charter NEX is hiring full time Maintenance Technician in Blythewood SC.  The Maintenance Technician position is primarily responsible for performing machine repair, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on equipment as well as the buildings and grounds.  Additionally will work under the direction of the Engineering and/or Maintenance Managers to complete special projects such as the installation of new equipment.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshooting mechanical processes and controls as assigned.
  • Assembling and installing new production equipment.
  • Making mechanical repairs.
  • Completing preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Performing roll changes as dictated by the production schedule.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints/schematics as they relate to electrical and mechanical requirements.
  • Performing facility maintenance tasks.
  • Operating electrical and mechanical test equipment.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment and good housekeeping conditions.
  • Ensuring that all paperwork is completed properly and accurately.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • 3 years maintenance experience required
  • Must be able to obtain certification to operate a fork truck, scissors lift, or boom lift.
  • Two years of technical school training in Industrial Maintenance, Machine Repair, Automated Systems, or other similar skilled trades is desired along with 2 or more years of verifiable work experience in related fields.
  • Must be able to work in a fast pace environment where quality and attention to detail are required.
  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs on a regular basis, walk/stand for prolonged period of time, and work at heights and in hot or cold conditions.
  • Experience with PLC’s, drives and industrial controls is desired.
  • Must be able to travel in two intervals for training.

This position offers competitive wages and an exceptional benefit package eligible to employees on day one. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, FSA, PTO, paid holidays, profit sharing, and 401k w/ company match.

Special training schedule for startup period will include periodic travel to other production sites in Wisconsin.

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 Production Associates – Delaware, OH

Charter NEX Films (formerly Optimum Plastics) has opportunities available for Production Associates in Delaware, OH.  Charter NEX, a leader in the blown film industry, is located at 1188 South Houk Road across from the YMCA.  Charter NEX produces plastic film for a wide variety of packaging applications.  Learn more about the company and manufacturing processes at www.charternex.com.

Charter NEX offers extremely competitive wages, full benefits package and opportunities for advancement through our investment in employee development.  The facility operates 24/7/365 and utilizes a 12 hour schedule (2 on – 2 off – 3 on) that runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Requirements:
Ability to work a 12 hour shift.
Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
Good math skills along with the ability to accurately read a tape measure.
Pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen by hair analysis.

If you have the interest in joining a high performance organization and can focus on safety and quality, you may be just what we are looking for.  Stop by the lobby of our facility (1188 S. Houk Road Delaware, Ohio 43015) and complete an application along with a brief skills assessment.  Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.  Thank you for your interest in Charter NEX.

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Development Engineer – Milton, WI

Charter NEX Films is the leading independent manufacturer of high performance plastic films. Our films are ideal for markets including: food/beverage, health care, customer goods, pet food, and surface protection.

Charter NEX Films is seeking candidates to join our Development Engineer Program in January 2019. The Development Engineer Program is designed to build a pipeline of technical and operational talent for the organization. Employees will develop leadership and technical skills, identify and explore areas of interest, and contribute to collaborative projects. Candidates will be trained and mentored at either the Milton, WI or Superior WI facilities, allowing them to successfully transition into a specific position at the end of the program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with manufacturing personnel to learn the blown film process
  • Assist manufacturing on the production floor at all facilities with processing and/or quality issues
  • Support Research & Development by assisting necessary resin/film trials and performing required testing
  • Performing reverse engineering/testing as needed (customer structure breakdown analyses)
  • Be able to manage & prioritize multiple projects/tasks in order minimize response time
  • Proactively seek educational opportunities to expand knowledge of manufacturing processes, resins, films, & customers
  • Ensure all aspects of the position as well as conduct on the production floor are in compliance with established safety and GFSI requirements

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Material Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Travel up to 20%
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Maintain a professional attitude with internal and external customers

Potential Career Paths:

Final placement will depend on the candidate’s interest and skills, as well as business needs.

Product Development Engineer

Location: Milton WI, Bloomer WI, Turner Falls MA, Blythewood SC

Brief description: Primary responsibilities include plastic film development, test, and design that fulfills a company or customer’s strategic goal. This position works closely with sales to integrate the needs of the customers and works internally to assist operational staff including running trials, optimization efforts, and quality improvements.

Process Engineer

Location: Milton WI, Superior WI, Bloomer WI, Delaware OH, Rhinelander WI, Turner Falls MA, Blythewood SC

Brief description: Primary responsibilities include manufacturing support, process improvement initiatives and general production problem solving. Focus areas include production data tracking, scrap reduction, production efficiency and quality assurance.

Benefits:

– Competitive Compensation and Performance based raises

– Full medical, dental, life, and disability insurance on day 1.

– 401k with company match and profit sharing

– Vacation and Holidays

– Tuition Reimbursement

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Extrusion Technician- Night Shift- Milton, WI

Charter NEX Films is now hiring for Extrusion Technicians in our Milton Plant! We are growing and looking for employees to be a part of our Team! Charter NEX Films is the leading independent manufacturer of high performance plastic films. Our films are ideal for markets including: food/beverage, health care, customer goods, pet food, and surface protection.

Schedule:

This position is full time position consisting of a 12 hour rotational schedule. Employees work 7 out of 14 day payroll period.

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Week 2: Wednesday, Thursday

Night Shift is 6pm-6am with a dollar night shift premium.

Employee Responsibilities:

An employee in this entry level class is responsible for the efficient operation of extrusion equipment to produce high quality polyethylene film. This position is spent in a training capacity on Charter’s computer training program and working closely with experienced operators in line operation. The position reports directly to a Shift Leader with guidance provided by experienced Extrusion Technicians. Other responsibilities include: completing setup/process control to ensure accurate procedures, complete process control documentation, work efficiently on production scheduling computers, quality checks, and labeling/separating scrap product.

Requirements:

This position has potential for career advancement, and we offer competitive wages and an exceptional benefit package on the first day of work. Candidates must have a high school diploma. We are looking for candidates with excellent multi-tasking skills, enjoy moving and working in a fast paced environment, and exhibits the physical capabilities to effectively and safely perform all aspects of the job in accordance with the physical standards of the position.

Benefits:

At Charter NEX Films, we take pride in our employees and our culture reflects that. Our comprehensive benefits include:

– Competitive wages and Performance based raises, PTO and 12 hours of Holiday pay eligible on date of hire

Quarterly Production Bonuses

– Full medical, dental, life, and disability insurance on date of hire.

– 401k with company match and profit sharing

– Perfect Attendance Bonus, Paid Uniforms and Steel Toes

– Safety Incentive Program and Employee Recognition Program

– Monthly Team Building /Fun Activities

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Quality Manager – Bloomer, WI

Charter NEX is hiring full time Quality Manager in Bloomer, WI. We offer a great benefit package, including health/dental insurance; voluntary vision insurance, 401k, retirement plan, profit sharing, company paid life insurance, company paid short and long-term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation plus excellent production incentive programs.

Employee Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of EHS and Quality, the Quality Manager will develop, implement and manage quality control systems designed to ensure continuous quality production and applications.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Work with Sales and Product Development to establish CTQ parameters and relay this information to the production crews.
  • Implement or develop tests methods to ensure CTQ parameters are met.
  • Work with Product Engineer in the development of customer specifications and ensuring this information is effectively relayed on the product Masters.
  • Work to ensure quality tests are conducted at a proper frequency to both ensure quality and balance workload of the QC Techs.
  • Champion QMS non-conformance investigations and QMS trend analysis.
  • Work with Registrar on maintaining ISO registration.
  • Investigate and determine root cause and solution for complaints/returns.
  • Supervise a team of quality control technicians.

Required Qualifications

The position requires a 4 year degree and/or equivalent work experience and knowledge of Lean/6-Sigma techniques.  In addition, the candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, have the ability to work in a team environment, and be self-motivated.

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Customer Service Representative – Bloomer, WI

Charter NEX is hiring full time Customer Service Representative in Bloomer, WI. We offer a great benefit package, including health/dental insurance; voluntary vision insurance, 401k, retirement plan, profit sharing, company paid life insurance, company paid short and long-term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, plus paid vacation.  The customer service representative is primarily responsible for providing effective and timely customer service for all external and internal customers and partners with the entire Sales Department in maintaining positive customer relations.

Employee Responsibilities:

  • Interact with sales staff and customers by phone and electronically using technical knowledge of production capabilities, schedules, lead-times, materials, shipping requirements and company priorities.
  • Communicate with internal customers to determine appropriate actions for new or changing conditions.
  • Develop an understanding of processes and documentation in order to facilitate research into questions or concerns related to  orders, customers, competition, etc.
  • Ability to properly prioritize multiple projects and tasks while assuring completion of all required responsibilities is critical.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; College degree or secondary education preferred
  • 2-5 years of customer service experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Creative problem solver
  • Good math and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team

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Extrusion Technician (Machine Operator) – Bloomer, WI

Charter NEX is hiring full time Extrusion Technicians in Bloomer, WI. We offer a great benefit package, including health/dental insurance; voluntary vision insurance, 401k, retirement plan, profit sharing, company paid life insurance, company paid short and long-term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation plus excellent production incentive programs.

Operators are primarily responsible for the operation and output of assigned production lines which include but is not limited to the following tasks:

  • Shut-down, start-up, switch-overs, order preparation, and production, of cast-film extrusion lines.
  • Effectively analyzing process control charts to monitor and/or correct production related problems.
  • Recognizing and troubleshooting visual defects in the film being produced.
  • Conducting and documenting routine inspections on a variety of production related components.
  • Utilizing sound judgment in reducing and eliminating production of scrap material.

If you have good math skills, are able to work a 12-hour shift (6-6 that rotates am/pm every 6 weeks), can lift 55 lbs., and focus on safety and quality production, you may be just what we are looking for.

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Material Handler – Bloomer, WI

Charter NEX is hiring full time Material Handlers in Bloomer, WI.  We are seeking candidates with excellent multi-tasking skills, who enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and who exhibits the physical capabilities to effectively and safely perform all aspects of the job in accordance with the physical standards of the position.

This position has potential for career advancement in as little as 3 months, competitive wages and an exceptional benefit package eligible to employees on day one. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, FSA, PTO, paid holidays, production bonuses, profit sharing, and 401k w/ company match. We are a performance-based company; what you put into the job is what you will get out of the job. Your career is in your hands!

An employee in this entry level job position is responsible for transferring of finished rolls of film from an extrusion line and packaging/labeling the rolls per customer specifications. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring a clean, safe work environment, scrap removal, stocking production/packaging areas with necessary materials.

If you have good math skills, are able to work a 12-hour shift (6-6 that rotates am/pm every 6 weeks), can lift 55 lbs., and focus on safety and quality production, you may be just what we are looking for.

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Extrusion Technicians – Rhinelander, WI

Charter NEX Films, Inc. in Rhinelander WI is now hiring full-time Extrusion Technicians! Be a part of our growing Team! We are North America’s leading independent producer of high-performance specialty films used in flexible packaging and other critical performance applications. With both blown and cast film capabilities, our products are ideal for food, consumer, medical and protective applications. Seeking candidates with excellent multi-tasking skills, who enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and who exhibits the physical capabilities to effectively and safely perform all aspects of the job in accordance with the physical standards of the position.

This position has potential for career advancement, competitive wages and an exceptional benefit package eligible to employees on day one. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, FSA, PTO, paid holidays, production bonuses, and 401k w/ company match.

Employee Responsibilities:

An employee in this entry level position is responsible for the efficient operation of extrusion equipment to produce high quality polyethylene film. This position is an apprentice role spent in a training capacity on Charter NEX’s training program and working closely with experienced operators in line operation. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring a clean, safe work environment, setup/process control to ensure accurate procedures, completing process control documentation, working efficiently on production scheduling computers, and labeling/separating scrap product.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent.

Schedule:

This is a full-time position consisting of a 12 hour rotating schedule. Employees work 7 out of 14 days each payroll.
Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
Week 2: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday

Shifts run 6-6 and rotate am/pm every 4 weeks.

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