Raw material Processing(Compound) Technician – 3rd Shift – 10:50pm to 7:10am $21.73/hr

Highwood USA

Highwood USA (Located in Tamaqua and Hazleton, PA) is a part of Premier Outdoor Living, an entrepreneurial manufacturer that produces products for the outdoor living space. POL consists of 3 unique business, Spa cabinets, HDPE Lumber, and Outdoor Furniture.  We operate 3 facilities, 2 in Pennsylvania and 1 in Wisconsin that support the three business. 



This position will be based in Tamaqua, PA.

Position Summary:

Successful Compound Technicians enjoy the challenges of working in a fast paced, team oriented environment while safely completing the initial manufacturing process with our raw materials handling quality checks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure correct materials in appropriate quantities are supplied to the production lines.

  • Successful and timely completion of line/equipment starts up

  • Ability to operate compound lines in accordance with established procedures.

  • Capability to perform color changeovers

  • Knowledge and understanding of quality specifications to successfully complete quality checks on incoming raw materials and compound

  • Ability to accurately compare color to quality control standards.

  • Complete adjustments to compound lines in order to maintain adherence quality standards and productivity of lines including both equipment and process adjustments.

  • Maintains equipment by performing daily and weekly PM’s.

  • Perform basic maintenance tasks such as repairs and replacement of parts

  • Basic maintenance such as inspection, care and cleaning of equipment

  • Participation in continuous improvement projects/teams

  • Complete and accurate documentation of production run conditions, and other key data

  • Ability to learn and use a computer at a basic level

  • Forklift operation

  • Troubleshoot equipment and process issues

  • Move finished product to assigned storage space

  • Maintain a clean orderly work environment

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate attention to detail.

  • Demonstrate willingness to learn and advance

  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Consistently looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

  • Accuracy and thoroughness in quality measurement and data recording.

  • Ability and desire to work in a team based environment where decision making is at the team level

  • Recognize and take action upon what needs to be done with little to no supervision

  • Motivated to increase skills and progress

  • Interested in company results

  • Treat people with respect

  • Follow policies and procedures.

  • Open to new ideas and welcome change

  • Commitment to working safely

  • Able to apply team feedback to improve work performance.

  • Prompt and consistent attendance.

  • Appropriately asks for and offers help.

  • Able to quickly and accurately compare color on the basis of visual stimuli to quality control standards.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as well as the ability to handle situations by working as a team.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Extrusion experience a plus.

Language Skills

Able to speak, read, write and comprehend in the English Language to perform the duties of this position.

Mathematical Skills

Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

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 regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to quickly and accurately compare color and pattern of products on the basis of visual stimuli to quality control standards.

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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud and PPE is required. Appropriate hearing protection while in the plant is required as noise levels within the facility meet OSHA requirements for hearing protection equipment.

Highwood provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by the law.  

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