VPET USA, LLC - Production Lead

Post-Hire Training

Recruitment #10-898-02



in cooperation with

Spartanburg Community College

is assisting with the recruitment and training for


Potential employment opportunities exist for:

Production Lead

VPET USA, LLC is a leading manufacturer of wide-mouth polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and containers. The new Greer SC facility will serve as a blow molding and injection molding facility to supply key customers in the Southeast.

JOB SUMMARY: In the Back-up Production lead role, you will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the production employees, maintaining positive employee relations, and supporting the production Manager and the Management team.

Job Duties: But not limited to.
  • Must be able to forecast, plan and make necessary workforce adjustments to align the production schedule. 
  • Coordinate all employee related breaks to assure appropriate coverage. 
  • Quality Management: Assure that the team operates consistently within the policies and procedures of VPET USA Inc. 
  • Understand and enforce GMP practices. 
  • Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach performance goals. 
  • Safety Management 
  • Communicate to fellow shift leads: quality issues, shift issues, order changes, and audit shift's Daily Production Report for accuracy. 
  • Responsible for notifying the appropriate departments of any issues relates to Warehouse, Maintenance, Quality, etc. 
  • Training of employees per VPET's Quality Manual System, i.e.: procedures and work instructions. 
  • Audit employees for adherence to VPET's Quality Manual System, i.e.: procedures and work instructions. 
  • Must be able to make decisions regarding employee performance. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks set priorities, identify, address problems and meet deadlines. 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. 
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft programs. Must be able to use computer programs to keep track of administrative tasks such as report writing, analysis of work orders, evaluations, etc. 
  • Ability be able to read, write and speak English fluently (bi-lingual is a plus). 
  • Basic to proficient math and computer skills. 
  • ERP/MRP system experience beneficial. 
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required. 

Experience Required
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a supervisory role or a combination of experience and education prefered.
  • Experience in the plastic bottle industry or in a manufacturing environment prefered.

Physical Demands
Requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. 
  • Must be able to push, pull, twist, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crawl. 
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motions such as reaching and grasping. 
  • Work environment is in a warehouse and temperatures inside vary between hot or cold based on the outside conditions. 
  • This is a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities. 

Shift Hours: Monday-Friday 8 to 10 plus hours
Starting wage: $16-$19 per hour

VPET USA, LLC offers a competitive benefits package including:
  • Medical (HMO), dental and vision insurance premium. 
  • 401k plan, Employer contributes 3%, up to 4% 
  • Company offers vacation and sick pay 
  • Holiday Pay: Eight (8) paid holidays per year 
  • Basic Life Insurance Paid (25K policy) 

Computer access to apply is available at Spartanburg SC Works office – 110 Commerce St., Spartanburg SC 29302
Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
or your nearest SC Works office
An Equal Opportunity Employer