Plant Manager – Wapello, IA


Plant Manager

Plant Location: Wapello, Iowa

Job Description:

Directs and oversees daily operations from manufacturing and production to ensure all policies and procedures are followed. Responsible for meeting production goals (KPI’s) in accordance with established quality standards, promoting adherence to safety rules, and employing the company’s 6S and Lean Manufacturing principles. Must be knowledgeable of all machinery and equipment, and must be knowledgeable of the production process. Works closely with, and gives direction to, all facility employees.

Specific Duties

  1. Plan, organize, direct and execute optimum daily operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  2. Increase production, assess capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary cost and maintain current quality standards
  3. Accountable for production output, production quality and on time shipping.
  4. Oversee all aspects of daily thermoforming production and personnel issues.
  5. Work with all plant personnel to meet daily production goals in accordance with established quality standards
  6. Monitor product cycle times and material yield, take action when out of standard
  7. Collaborate with Quality assurance, Engineering, Extrusion, Production Scheduling, and Maintenance to address production or equipment challenges
  8. Assess production machinery/equipment and advise of repairs, upgrades, or replacement needs
  9. Responsible for accurate production record keeping and reporting
  10. Evaluate, lead, and trains employees
  11. Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives while providing a clear sense of direction and focus
  12. Must have strong personal skills and possess the attributes and passion to manage all aspects of running the business


Manufacturing Manager


B.S. or A.S. degree (preferably a mechanical degree) or practical experience in thermoformed plastics manufacturing


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