Careers at Colors For Plastics

Why Join Us?

Colors For Plastics focus is our customers and exceeding their expectations through commitment to full-spectrum service. Our exceptional teams have the passion and talent needed to deliver the high-quality standards we have come to be known for. We seek like-minded people who have the passion and talent to support our full-spectrum service. We provide an empowering, inclusive, fun, and rewarding culture. We continually reinforce our reputation for exceptional service by providing respect, training, involvement, recognition, security, and advancement opportunities to our team members. If you are looking for your next career opportunity, here are some reasons you should consider Colors For Plastics.

Hopper Filler

Seeking 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift help in Elk Grove Village, Illinois! And, 1st shift help in Spartanburg, South Carolina!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lift 50 lb. / roll 175 lb. drums across floor onto skids or lift platform
  • Fill hoppers for multiple machines
  • Assist Batchers & Operators in keeping production lines running
  • Clean steel drums & other containers for batches
  • Maintain clean &organized workspace

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Good math Skills (multiplication; pounds / grams conversions)
  • Normal to good color vision
  • Bilingual English / Spanish
  • Effectively communicate verbal & written
  • Ability to work occasional OT / Saturdays when needed

Machine Operator

Seeking 2nd shift help in Elk Grove Village, Illinois!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Run single & twin screw extrusion machines
  • Ensure production is running within specification
  • Lift 50 lb. / roll 175 lb. drums across floor onto skids or lift platform
  • Maintain clean & organized workspace

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Good math Skills (multiplication; pounds / grams conversions)
  • Normal to good color vision
  • Bilingual English / Spanish
  • Effectively communicate verbal & written
  • Ability to work occasional OT / Saturdays when needed

Shipping & Receiving

Seeking 1st shift help in Elk Grove Village, Illinois!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Load & unlaod trucks by forklift
  • Preparing outbound UPS packages for shipment
  • Incoming receiving inspection of deliveries
  • Banding & shrink wrapping packages to skids
  • Repackaging of materials to customer specified containers

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years forklift experience
  • Lifting boxes up to 55lbs
  • Good math skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task

Liquid Operator

Seeking a 1st shift help in Spartanburg, South Carolina!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Run liquid mixers
  • Ensure production is running with in specification
  • Weigh materials per formulas for customer orders
  • Package liquid colors
  • Label packaging for shipping 

Minimum Requirements:

  • High Schhol Diploma or equivelant
  • Good math skills (cross multiplication; pounds/gram conversions)
  • Normal to good color vision
  • Effectively communicate verbal & written
  • Ability to work occasional OT

Batcher 

Seeking 1st shift help in Spartanburg, South Carolina! And, 3rd shift help in Elk Grove Village, Illinois!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reading color formulas
  • Collecting necessary production materials & weighing per formula
  • Labeling of pigments & batches

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Forklift driving experience
  • Ability to work independently & with others
  • Previous extrusion, batching or mixing experience preferred

QA Lab Tech

Seeking 3rd shift help in Elk Grove Village, Illinois!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cross check lot colors by molding chips on injection molding machine to standard color chips
  • Run small injection molding machines
  • Adjust color of lot batches
  • Communicate corrections to production team

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Good math skills (cross-multiplication; pounds/grams conversions)
  • Normal to superior color vision
  • Effectively communicate verbal & written
  • Bilingual English / Spanish a plus

Maintenance Manager

Seeking 1st shift help in Spartanburg, South Carolina!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain production & quality by ensuring operation of machinery & mechanical equipment
  • Identify & correct mechanical problems through maintenance &/or removal of defected parts
  • Determine necessary changes in dimensional requirements of parts through inspection
  • Adjust functional machine parts & control instruments to ensure production efficiency & quality by detecting malfunctions through observations (sound & visual)
  • Educate production members on necessary routine preventive maintenance

Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous maitenance mechanic
  • Familarity using various power & hand tools
  • Working knowledge of multi-meter or amprobe for power testing
  • Deep understanding of mechanics, hydraulics, electronics & pneumatics
  • Excellent problem-solving & organization skills 

Time Away

Time away from your workplace is necessary to recharge and refocus. Our Time Away benefits are competitive and includes holidays, personal, and vacation.

Matching 401(K)

We want you to invest in your retirement and we will invest with you. Our 401(K) matching is competitive with diverse investment choices to build your retirement savings.

Medical / Dental / Vision / Life / Supplemental

No one wants to worry about how they will pay for medical insurance, and we will help pay with you. We provide competitive medical, dental, vision, life, and supplemental insurance options, to meet your current and future needs.

More

We succeed as a team. Our belief is if we collectively work together, have fun while we are doing it, and aim for our customer’s success, Colors For Plastics will rise. We offer a Compliments Program, Employee Appreciation, Team Building Activities, and treats with our monthly Anniversary / Birthday celebration.

Since 1972, Colors For Plastics has supplied custom colorants to the plastics industry. Our core strategy is consistently: change is opportunity. We believe that superior achievements are not obtained by accepting conventional wisdom, but by growing and adapting to modern technology and the needs of our customers. Our unique style of operation along with our dedication to our customers and employees will make COLORS a bright part of your future.

Recognition
ISO 9000 Registered since 1996
Best Places to Work 2015 & 2018
MAPP Member

Coreen Mogavero
Coreen MogaveroHR Manager
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"With over 100 team members across 3 locations in 2 states, we remain family-orientated and customer focused. It is this family culture that keeps our team members dedicated for decades. "