PTR Baler & Compactor Continues to Lead the Way in Sustainability, Efficiency and Innovation.
Since we have aligned our business goals, sustainability goals and innovation goals we continue to make meaningful progress. One important thing to keep in mind is that innovation does not need to be something complicated. It can be the simplest of things that make a big difference. Also, one has to look at their customers “pain points” and provide a solution.
We started putting scannable QR codes on all of our Vertical Balers and Compactors. Each decal is specific to that piece of equipment. A quick scan can provide:
• Information from the product manual
• Links to parts to order online
• One click for a service call
• One click to speak to a sales rep
And the benefits to this are many!
• Reduce paper use. No more printed manuals! We will significantly reduce paper usage.
• Increased efficiency for our customers
– Order parts online in minutes
– Save time across the board
– Make a service call in minutes
– Refer to the product manual in minutes
– No more searching for the product manual, access it with a scan
Everyone knows that in business, increased efficiency equals increased profits. Saving time here and there throughout the day adds up. Every minute counts!
This process also allows us to make update to the the landing pages for the QR codes. So when we update information for a particular model, customers will know next time they scan the QR code for their machine. No need for a second version of a printed manual. All information is updated in real time.
So as you can see, a simple change like this can make a big difference. We’re focused on every detail when it comes to manufacturing, efficiency and sustainability. The rewards are well worth it!
PTR Baler & Compactor Looks to Expand Their Team at their Philadelphia Headquarters
PTR Baler and Compactor (PTR) is a leader in the production of waste compactors and vertical balers for recyclable products. The company is thriving due to growth, stability, and client retention of some of the most well-known retailers in the U.S. We’re looking to expand our team and have some exciting job openings.
PTR is a family run business. We views our employees as one of our valuable resources and are offering full-time work, and a stellar compensation and benefit package that includes but is not limited to:
• Medical, Vision, Short Term Disability, and Dental Insurance 100% paid by PTR for the Employee
• Company paid Life Insurance
• 2 Pensions
To apply and learn more click here Indeed.com
All PTR Balers and Compactors are made right here in the USA. This position is key to our manufacturing efforts. We have opening for both day shift and night shift.
MIG Weld, tack and fabricate products with blueprints.
Basic mathematical and measurement skills.
Ability to read and understand blueprints/weld symbols.
Prior MIG welding and fitting experience.
Formal MIG weld training and education
High School diploma or GED required.
Must have a minimum of 2 plus years of MIG welding experience.
MIG Welding certification required.
Formal (technical school) welding training or schooling.
Ability to work overtime as needed.
Willing to work 1st or 2nd shift as needed.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
PTR is seeking General Laborers to assist skilled positions in all manufacturing operations throughout our facility, including:
• cleaning tools and equipment
• collection of scrap metal material
• Material handling through the use of carts and cranes
• emptying of used equipment
• Applying safety and informational decals
• Minor facility maintenance.
We are looking to hire painters to take care of painting our balers and compactors. This is an important step in the process. We take care to make sure our balers and compactors look as good as the function.
· Spray large commercial grade equipment (100+ units produced weekly)
· 2 plus years of related experience of spray painting (auto industry painting is a plus)
· Steady, even paint application with sprayer
· Ability to assemble and disassemble tools
· Ability to clean and maintain guns, pumps and equipment
· Troubleshoot and repair spray equipment
· Repair blemishes in steel and paint
· 2 plus years of related experience
· Formal (technical school) paint training and education
· High School diploma or GED preferred
· Ability to work overtime and on 1st or 2nd shift as needed
· Basic mathematical and measurement skills
FORK LIFT MECHANIC
PTR is seeking an experienced Forklift Mechanic to do maintenance and repairs on our forklifts that are used throughout our Philadelphia location, as well as other maintenance tasks as need.
Inspects forklift truck fleet to ensure trucks are working properly and safely.
Identifies any forklift trucks that need repairs.
Removes unsafe equipment from the facility operating area and notifies the supervisor.
Repairs and maintains various types of forklift trucks including electric, diesel-powered, and propane-powered.
Tests forklift trucks to ensure repairs are completed correctly.
Schedules and performs routine maintenance for forklift trucks.
Ensures batteries for electric forklift trucks are properly maintained.
Maintains repair log for forklift truck fleet.
Assist with troubleshooting and repair of buildings and installed systems to include: plumbing systems, kitchen equipment, roofs, drains, shop and HVAC.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Ability to use hand and power tools to repair forklift trucks.
Excellent mechanical repair skills.
Ability to read repair manuals for various types of forklift trucks.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to follow instructions
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED.
3 plus years of related experience.
Completion of Forklift Truck Mechanic’s training course required.
Ability to work overtime and be on call.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
Must be physically capable of accessing all parts of the forklift truck needing repairs or maintenance, either by kneeling, reaching, stooping, standing, pulling, pushing or lying on back.
The Forklift Mechanic will work in open warehouse/garage environment. Working with loud noise, hazardous chemicals, and limited space at times.
PTR is Expanding their Workforce
With their headquarters in Philadelphia, PA PTR Baler and Compactor is a world leader in the waste equipment industry. For years the company has manufactured and serviced balers and compactors. PTR aims to help companies achieve their green initiatives by reducing waste streams and increasing recycling efforts. At PTR Baler and Compactor we always consider our workforce to be our most valuable asset. Their health and happiness are important to us. That’s why we strive to provide our employees top notch compensation and benefit programs to allow them to protect their personal and financial health, prepare for their futures, and create peace of mind. When you join our team you get nothing but the best.
• Medical • Dental • Vision
• Life Insurance
• 401k w/ profit sharing and matching
• Discretionary bonus
• Vacation Time
• 10 Paid Holiday (eligible immediately)
PTR continues to provide superior products and services. Due to these factors, PTR is expanding their workforce. We are currently seeking driven employees to join our hard working team. We are currently in need of an Accounts Payable Coordinator, Design Engineer, Welders, QualityControl Inspector, and Field Service Technicians for our Alabama, Florida and New York locations.
The Accounts Payable Coordinator plays a key role in making sure that our organization disburses accurate and timely payments for goods and services in a high-volume environment. This job is responsible for, matching purchase orders with vendor/supplier invoices, coding and data entering invoices for payments, properly matching invoices to documentation, and much more.
We are also seeking a Design Engineer who will report to the Chief Engineer. At PTR The Design Engineers are responsible for creating and updating design documentation packages, writing project specifications according to customer orders, interacting with sales and purchasing teams ,and full engineering support of manufacturing and Service depts.
We are also hiring Welders. They are responsible for welding and fabricating products with blue prints as reference. You must know basic mathematical and measurement skills, must have an ability to read and understand blueprints/weld symbols, must also have prior MIG welding and fitting experience, and must have formal weld training and education.
In addition we are also seeking an experienced Field Service Technician to service and repair balers, compactors and industrial equipment, in 3 different locations. The primary job functions of this position will be to diagnose, repair, perform maintenance, and ensure units are fully operational and exceed customer expectations. The locations this job is available in are: Fairhope, AL, Jacksonville, FL, and Long Island, NY.
Many of our employees have worked at PTR for 10, 20, or 30 years. Here at PTR we are a community with an overall mission to get the job done. It’s an exciting time to join PTR Baler and Compactor Company so why not start today? Our employees share common traits including: being drivers of our own success, being committed to quality, being active members in our communities and living PTR’s Core Values. Be an exceptional team player, a proactive problem solver, professional, be dedicated to our customer’s success, and always look for ways to improve.
Keeping Your Sustainability and Green Goals in Focus
There has been significant disruptions over the past two weeks as a result of the war in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia. The only things that seem certain are inflation and continued problems with sourcing materials. This doesn’t mean you have to scrap your sustainability and environmental goals. You just need to take a step back and evaluate the landscape.
So many companies have committed to reduce emissions and go green, which is a great thing, its pointing to short supply of certain materials.Even before the events of the past two weeks, projections stated that there would be global shortages of recycled aluminum and recycled plastics. Also, demand for green steel is projected to outstrip supply by 2030.
Now is the time to carefully plan to build capabilities and relationships with suppliers, to ensure you can meet your goals. Consumers are watching – there is an increased demand for low emissions products. And they’re willing to pay a bit more for those products. So while it may be tempting to put your environmental goals on the back burner – a long term view is needed. If done in line with consumer demand, it could increase profit margins on certain items.
Try to lock in pricing on your environmentally friendly supplies, to avoid rising price premiums. The longer you wait to come up with a plan, the more you will end up paying. It will take ingenuity, collaboration across supply chains and such.
Some things you can focus on:
Work on developing deeper insight into the green market to reduce uncertainty.
Work on tactics that lend themselves to a long term approach.
Manage your supply chain to reduce emissions.
Look at all your input costs and see where you can adjust to save or redeploy that savings to environmentally friendly solutions.
Don’t try to do it all at once. Even incremental changes make a difference and show you’re going in the right direction.
All that being said, stay confident in your company’s environmental and sustainability goals. By taking the lead and staying the course, you’ll be well positioned in the future instead of trying to catch up.
Sustainability – Help the Earth and Your Bottom Line
Companies large and small have embraced Sustainability initiatives in increasing numbers of the past several years. More and more investors, clients and potential employees are paying attention to this. It matters.
Not everyone is on board though. Some companies claim it will hurt their bottom line or the options are not practical. Sure, some things can be more costly. However looking more deeply at the cause and effect is needed.
• 68% of companies state Sustainability is a top priority
• 33% of companies increased efficiencies and decreased costs due to their Sustainability programs
• 24% increased revenue growth by way of their Sustainability programs
• 32% experienced more innovation as a result of their Sustainability efforts.
This last stat is particularly interesting. Innovation in business is a must. Otherwise you’re dying on the vine. The only problem is, many companies struggle to spend time on innovation because it doesn’t deliver immediate results. They’re caught up in the day to day in an increasingly challenging work environment. Inflation, supply chain problems, materials shortages and staffing issues take up a lot of time.
By starting a Sustainability program, innovation can be tied in with that. Its more about just figuring out ways to go green and show that off. Its about challenging assumptions in your business – this leads to both innovation and sustainability. They go hand in hand. Exploring sustainability as it relates to all aspects of one’s business can lead in interesting and often untested directions.
Some tips to get a Sustainability program going:
• Work on a mission statement so the entire team understands the mission.
• Align sustainability goals with overall company goals. This leads to efficiency.
• Examine every aspect of your business and how it relates.
• Once you have a plan in place, use technology to measure effectiveness
PTR Baler & Compactor has been a leader in this area. We started our “Green Mission” years ago.
We do this by providing the most effective and durable waste and recycling equipment in the industry. Whether your goals are to reduce waste or to reach zero waste, PTR can help make it happen.
Our Vertical Downstroke Balers divert cardboard, paper, plastics, shrink wrap, aluminum and more, turning these materials into recyclable commodities. With PTR balers and compactors, your company can achieve (or even exceed) its targeted waste reduction goals.
Waste and recycling management is key in implementing corporate sustainability policy and practices. When you create less waste, that in turn means less trucks hauling waste to landfills. Less trucks means less pollution-causing emissions. Not to mention, transportation savings for your company.
You’ll reduce waste and lower your carbon footprint, all the while creating a healthier environment for yourself and your employees, and your community. Plus, you’ll create an additional revenue stream by turning what was once trash into valuable recyclable commodities.
PTR has also made it a goal to paperless. We’ve been working on that, because every little bit helps.
So take some time with your team to explore how your business can do it’s part to help the planet, improve efficiencies, and increase revenue.
Data from this blog post is from:
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PTR Baler & Compactor is actively looking to hire a Design Engineer with a Mechanical Degree to Join Their Team.
PTR Baler and Compactor is a world leader in the waste equipment industry. PTR helps companies achieve their green initiatives by reducing waste streams and increasing recycling efforts. The company manufactures and services balers and compactors.
Mechanical engineers at PTR design the hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, and programming systems that make up today’s industrial equipment. They design new prototypes, improve our existing models and production lines, and retrofit existing units in the field. The engineers creates sleek yet cost effective solutions that keep PTR at the top of today’s marketplace. This is a key position on our team.
Key responsibilities for this position include development and implementation of test procedures for both standard and design specific projects. One would also work closely with both sales and purchasing teams, while writing projects specs that satisfy customer orders. In addition, one would be provide full engineering support of Manufacturing and Service departments.
The engineers will create new computer aided 3D models and drawings, wiring schematics, and more to seamlessly integrate these seemingly complex systems into a cohesive whole.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks with a diversity of problems.
• Capacity of working independently without close supervision.
• Working knowledge of Autodesk 2D and 3D software.
• Knowledge of GD&T standards.
• Familiarity with sheet metal design.
• Understanding of welding processes and AWS standards.
Once the designs are completed, the engineers need only take a brief stroll to the manufacturing facilities next door to see their new creations rise up, undergo testing, and ultimately come to life. This position is important because ultimately one would keeping our clients happy, engaged and support their operations so we retain them.
We consider our workforce our most valuable asset. We strive to provide top notch compensation and benefit programs to allow PTR employees to protect their personal and financial health, prepare for their futures, and create peace of mind.
• Medical • Dental • Vision
• Life Insurance
• 401k w/ profit sharing and matching
• Discretionary bonus
• 10 Paid Holiday (eligible immediately)
If you are interested please click here.
PTR’s Parts Department is Fully Stocked
While shortages and delays have become common in this day and age, PTR’s Parts department is prepared to fulfill your parts orders. We understand how important it is to keep your baler or compactor running at full capacity. Downtime just isn’t an option. That being said, we planned early on to ensure we were full stocked with all the most popular parts.
We have both a physical catalog and our online parts store can browse our entire parts inventory, view specials, make an order or even create a wish list.
We have some of the most sought after, hard to find parts:
• Baling Wire, 14Ga x 14’ 125pc bundle 500254A
• Marathon 250SC Cylinders
• Marathon 250SC Door Seals 15’ (P-Style) #601696
• PTR Door seals 31’ (T-Style) #400147-4
• Hydraulic Pump 10GPM, 5/8” Shaft 605746
Did you know we sell parts that work with Marathon’s machinery, not just PTR’s balers and compactors. Order with confidence knowing you will get exactly what you need to repair and maintain your vertical baler or compactor.
We are also fully stocked with some of the most commonly ordered parts:
In addition to being fully stocked with parts for your vertical balers and compactors, we regularly have specials, sales and clearances on certain items. You can sign up for our parts e-newsletter, which is sent once a month, to receive info on special offers. https://parts.ptrco.com/
This is just another example of how PTR Baler & Compactor is truly your partner, long after you purchase a vertical baler or compactor. We’re in it with you for the long haul. That means have the parts you need, when you need them!
What to Expect Working as a Welder or Fitter at PTR Baler and Compactor
PTR Baler and Compactor is a leading producer of trash compactors and vertical balers. We are proud to count some of America’s biggest retailers as our clients. This, along with our long history as a family owned and operated company makes for a solid foundation and a truly great place to work.
This translates to steady work for our Welders and Fitters. Steady work means steady income. This allows us to pay above industry average pay. In addition our compensation and benefits package is stellar. This includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance 100% paid for by PTR for each full time employee. Life insurance is also provided in additon to two pensions.
PTR is also very focused on company culture. We value each employee and want their input. We routinely run collaborative meetings to hear what employees think concerning ways we can improve our product, process, facility and quality. Over the decades, 1,000’s of suggestions have been implemented resulting in PTR becoming a leader in this industry. If you’re a welder or fitter that wants to share ideas and add value, work for one of the best in the business and be a part of something thats more than just a job. Manufacturing in America means something again. We help our customers keep operations smoothly and they know they can rely on us. You’ll be proud to know you’re helping some of America’s biggest and best companies get the job done.
You can also grow with the company. If you’re interested in continuing to add to your skill set you would be a good fit. This includes forklift training, safe crane operation, blue prints, AWS welding and English as a 2nd language classes or training.
Our plant is multicultural with over five languages and tight communities that have had steady work for decades allowing them to form extended families at work. These guys eat lunch, pray and vacation together when they’re not working. It makes for a more meaningful and enjoyable work day.
Many of our employees have worked at PTR for 10, 20 or 30 years. For example Bob Walker who started in our Electrical Dept is now Director of Manufacturing. He has worked here for 35 Years. Anytime a large part of the work force has been employeed a place for a long time, thats a good indication of a healthy culture. PTR was named an “Employer of Choice” by the City of Philadelphia in 2019.
Below are some key requiremtns and qualifications. Please consider these when applying. Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more on our Indeed page.
- Weld, tack and fabricate products with blueprints as reference
- Basic mathematical and measurement skills
- Ability to read and understand blueprints/weld symbols
- Prior MIG welding and fitting experience
- Formal weld training and education
- High School diploma or GED
- 2 plus years of related experience
- Welding certification
- Formal training or schooling with welding
- Ability to work overtime as needed
PTR is also focused on sustainability, recycling and environment. We have established our “Green Mission” which emcompasses everything from reducing our paper usage to working with our clients to establish recycling programs. So if you’re interested in being a part of manufacturing in America, a healthy company culture, having your ideas heard, improving your craft, increasing your skill set and a stellar benefits package, PTR Baler and Compactor is the place for you.
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Looking ahead to 2022: A collection of informative articles and blog posts on todays pressing issues
As 2021 comes to a close, we’re all looking ahead to 2022. Business owners and managers faced unprecedented challenges in 2021 as they navigate the side effects of the shutdowns, government stimulus, inflation, labor shortages and so on. There are many unknowns as we enter 2022. We’ve combined some great articles and blog posts on an array of topics.
SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS FOR 2022
Interesting read about using data to drive decisions in this space. He also points out that Governments around the word are focused on renewable energy use.
We’ve written on this topic over the course of the year. A very strong sign that it will pick up momentum in 2022 is that Volvo will produce a truck made of green steel. It will be done in small batches, but this is a very high profile and promising start.
As a company in this day and age, having a sustainbility plan is a must. We all have to chip in to make a difference, and the benefits are many.
WASTE PAPER RECYCLING
The author does a deep dive into trends in the area.
Over the course of 2021 everyone from manufacturers to restaurants have dealt with packaging issues. From a cardboard box shortage to to go container shortages. This blog post highlgihts some key trends in food packaging for 2022. From a decrease in weight of the material used to less plastic, more paper and cardboard – materials that are suited for recyclability. Everyone should now understand that recycling is a big part of fighting raw materials shortages.
Great article about how things may play out in 2022. The author wisely focus on the variables of – Product, Prices, People, and Politics. He predicts demand will continue to exceed capacity in the first half of 2022. A positive prediction is that more investment will be made to ease supply chain issues, so companies should emerge stronger and in better shape. He also offers an array of great advice for business owners to cope… from recalibrating to using data to navigate the unknowns.
This article is focused on the fact that if we don’t see an improvement soon, the global economy could continue to get worse. However some different solutions are brought to light.. from drone delivery to challenging assumptions about relationships with vendors, suppliers and customers
We hope you found these articles helpful. Lets all focus on making a difference in 2022 – brighter days are surely ahead!
NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR LOW COST VERTICAL BALER?
PTR Baler & Compactor has the cure for buyer’s remorse. No compromise on quality, service or performance. Just the best vertical baler in the business.
With the cost of steel, a lot of the competitors may be tempted to lighten / change their products main ingredients (safety switches, gauge of steel, change their major components of power unit / cylinder). PTR prides itself on our uncompromising design, and time tested performance. It’s times like this when commodity increases are occurring we keep these commitments to our customers & equipment design.
24/7 service is just a phone call away. Everything from general maintenance to emergency service calls.
We make vertical balers suited for Supermarkets,Retail Chains, Hospitals, Hotels & Malls, Warehouses, Recycling Centers Retail Chains, Distribution Centers, Manufacturing Plants and more!
Our Smart Baler option comes with a user-friendly touchscreen panel, keyless operation, fingerprint reader, triple safety switch, precise weights, accurate data readings and reporting, quiet pump power unit.
PTR’s certified Pre-owned equipment is an economical solution to your recycling needs. Each certified machine must pass our 52-point inspection process and is reconditioned to ‘like-new’ quality. Each unit is painted and has all safety stickers reapplied. Covered by a full 90 day parts and labor warranty, you can have peace of mind that your equipment is built to last.PTR represents years of developmental design, testing, and quality control. And don’t forget – Our Vertical Balers are made in the USA with domestic suppliers and American workers.
Contact us today to get your upgrade started.