Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Kitchener, ON
Temporary, not permanent
Most days Material Handling at MPK are extremely fast paced. Some days it’s to the point where you cannot have any breaks or a lunch. Especially if the Material Handler on the shift before you did not grind his scrap, you’ll then have to deal with his scrap at the beginning of the shift which will slow you down significantly. The people are quite friendly, but some Production Operators can make your day a lot harder than it needs to be. Overall, Mitchell Plastics needs to treat their Material Handlers with more respect. They push down WAY too many trivial and time consuming tasks onto the Material Handlers. The organization is subpar as well, if you’re a new employee trying to locate a part number that’s unfamiliar to you, goodluck. You’ll spend precious minutes looking for that part number meanwhile you’re falling behind refilling empty dunnage or taking away empty dunnage at your Cell. The communication is terrible at Mitchell Plastics, many things you hear will be conjecture and contradictory. For example, my first day of on the job training, my trainer didn’t know a trainee was going to be accompanying him until the supervisor introduced us last minute. Material Handling at Mitchell Plastics is not a job you want to have for the rest of your life. They way you’ll work your body is terrible. Only a handful of employees have been Material Handling there for more than 3 years. If you don’t get a promotion in 3-5 years as a Material Handler here, you have to find another job because you won’t make it to retirement with a semi-functional body. In conclusion, Material Handling at Mitchell Plastics is a temporary stepping stone to your success in life, do not make it permanent.
Material Handler in Kitchener, ON
Great place to work!
This is the first job I have since coming to Canada. Mitchell Plastics treats me well and have given me a chance by promoting me from Operator to Material Handler. It is fast work which makes the time go fast and i get lots of overtime. I have good work friends and my supervisor who helps me to do my job. Mitchell Plastics pays well and has good benefits, and free stuff all the time like lunches and contests. Safety is always important to them.
Material Handler - Mitchell Plastics in Kitchener, ON
No Job Security
Its not an ordinary material handler job. You have tons of task to do. From preparing your assigned cell, materials of the machine, cleaning each hopper or the machine and load the correct materials needed, supplying all the needs of the operators, dealing with trash attitudes cell leaders (well not all) but theres a lot even Supervisor’s attitude is terrible. If you have other options stay away from this place. If they dont like you they will find ways to fire you.
Material Handler in Kitchener, ON
Good place to work, clean workplace and pretty good pay for amount of work you do
It's not a terrible place to work. The people (for the most part) are great, the plant is clean, and depending on what position you get hired for they pay pretty well for the work you do. They usually have cool events that go on at the plant too where you can win prizes and money, as well as food trucks that stop by every other month or so. There's almost always overtime if you want it. The only bad thing I can really think of is that there's a lot of favouritism. If you don't suck up to managment and break your back for them then they start to treat you differently. Obviously, that's not the case for all of them, but a vast majority of the supervisors, as well as upper management, are like that. They might switch you from your current shift to go to nights or days or whatever for a bit too, but that rarely happened to anyone. Finally, there's always room to advance in the company. There are currently supervisors and lead hands that started off as machine operators.
Materials Manager in Kitchener, ON
Management Position Review
Mitchell Plastics in Kitchener is one of the best companies from the President to the people running the machines, everyone works together!
The General Manager is an exceptional leader and his team continually strive to improve wherever possible. The management team is very engaged with their teams which provides a very collaborative work environment.