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.
SOURCE FOR ARTICLE: https://www.mckinsey.com/
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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.
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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)
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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:
Key Switch E10, 30mm #155408
2-position selector switch 30mm, #155397
Illuminated Push/Pull Button 30mm, 605423
Ejection Hook, #403057
40amp contactor, #603196
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.
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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.
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WASTE PAPER RECYCLING
The author does a deep dive into trends in the area.
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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.
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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.
PTR Baler & Compactor is a Proud Sponsor of the EREF Fall Classic
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is hosting the 2021 EREF Fall Classic & Networking event on November 17 – 18 in Phoenix, Arizona. Sponsoring the event was an easy decision. For over 25 years, EREF has been active in funding research grants and scholarships for graduate students in the solid waste field. Supporting EREF is supporting a greener and cleaner planet.
EREF was a trailblazer in research of the waste industry. Started in 1994 and then formally renamed in 1998, their mission is to create and study new ways to deal with solid waste. Their mission anlso includes putting forth scientific research and developing educational routes that promote innovation concerning sustainable waste management.
The Fall Classic & Networking Event brings professionals from the waste and sustainability fields together. PTR is proud to be one of the 30 sponsors this year. Not only is this a great opportunity to learn and make connections, it is for a good cause. All proceeds from the tournament will go towards EREF’s charitable mission to put forth research and make inroads on education that will help innovation in the field. Plus its a great excuse to play some golf!
If you’re not familiar with EREF their website has a wealth of information; and you can make a donation too! Check out research grants, projects, their education program and their scholarship program. One of which is the Robert J. Riethmiller/PTR Baler & Compactor Scholarship! We’re proud to offer this scholarship. Robert Riethmiller, now retired from PTR, served on the EREF Board as the Chairman of the Scholarship committee. Scholarships are so important – and they can make a huge difference in one’s eduction and trajectory of their career.
Also on the EREF website has a wealth of information on waste data and reports. This includes specific studies on a wide array of topics and is a great resource.
You’ll also find a full listing of events, webinars and summits! The Fall Classic and Networking Event is just one of many interesting and informative events going on throughout the year. We look forward to continuing to support EREF and their mission.
PTR Is Hiring – Apply Now
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, compactors and provides parts and resources to customers.
At PTR Baler and Compactor, we consider our workforce to be our most valuable asset. We’re seeking motivated and organized professionals who can uphold our dedication to quality at our Philadelphia facility. PTR Baler and Compactor has been recognized by The City of Philadelphia as an Employer of Choice. Apply today and find out why! Check out our careers page for more details.
We are currently seeking a Controls Engineer, Customer Service Rep and a Quality Control Inspector.
Benefits for all positions:
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 do not need medical insurance, you’ll earn an additional $55 per week!
Currently we are seeking:
• Design and develop equipment controls, and control logic solutions.
• Create electrical and control wiring diagrams.
• Program PLC’s, HMI’s, safety relays and other programmable components.
• Create technical solutions to maximize customer value.
• Ensure compliance with ANSI, NFPA, OSHA and other related electrical and machine control safety standards. Support UL, ETL and other 3rd party listing projects.
• Provide sales support for client proposals and marketing as well as cost estimating for special projects.• Create accurate BOMs for projects.
• Provide service support to Service Department and end user.
• Assume responsibility of electrical and programming aspects for all existing product lines.
• Provide supporting documentation for shop and installation.
• Familiarity with hydraulic systems.
• Provide supporting documentation for operations and service; and assist with creating PTR manuals.
• Ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits and control systems.• Basic knowledge of electrical codes for industrial and commercial equipment.
• Knowledge of AutoCAD, Inventor, and general mechanical drawings and design is a must.
• 5+ years of related experience.
• Education- BSEE, BSME, Controls, Software Engineering, Mechatronics or related degree.
• Knowledge of 3D modeling software and familiar with GD&T.
• Must be able to work independently while accepting overall guidance and direction.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Ability to manage time and multi-task.
• Adaptable to new challenges, opportunity and situations.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP
• Work within Sales Department and provide customer service support
• Gather, analyze data and process orders• Set up equipment installations
• Communicate with installers following the completion of service to confirm the highest level of product and service was delivered and the customer’s expectations were exceeded
• Ensure documentation of installation or work performed is obtained
• Answer phones and emails – this is a shared responsibility among the department
• Work with internal and external customer’s
• Provide status updates and information when requested. For example: where does an order stand, send a copy of an invoice, when will a product be installed and or provide purchase order• Experience in working with large volume customers
• Must be able to multi-task: type orders, send emails, and answer phones.
• Strong negotiation skills and ability to deal with people
• Strong computer proficiency with MS Suite: Excel, Outlook, Word (minimum intermediate level)
• Must be a fast learner, detail oriented and highly organized
• Strong and clear communication skills
• Flexible and accommodating with approach• Strong time management skills
QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR
Inspect finished capital equipment to ensure ongoing quality products are delivered to PTR customers
Maintain and document quality control inspections
Create and maintain spreadsheets related to quality control
Prior experience in performing QC inspections in a manufacturing environment
Prior experience and knowledge of general OSHA safety standards and ANSI preferred
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and electrical schematics required
Knowledge of metal fabrication and related print specifications
Experience and or knowledge of welding applications, industrial electrical panel, industrial paint processes is preferred
Strong familiarity with GMAW processes and standards as defined by AWS to ensure accurate inspections of multiple welds. [Prior or current certification and/or inspector status preferred]
Strong computer proficiency with MS Suite: Excel, Outlook, Word
Detail Oriented and Organized
High School graduate with post-secondary education such as A.S. or Technical Certification