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Manufacturing Shift Manager

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Vernon, CA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 12, 2018
Job ID
Manufacturing Shift Manager 
Vernon, CA
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Company Profile:
  • A well-capitalized, newly formed state-of-the-art recycling company
  • Focused on manufacturing high recycled PET products for the food, beverage, cosmetics, and other consumer products industries
  • A highly-experienced team of ambitious professionals with diverse backgrounds in Technology, Production, Business, Finance and more
  • Environmentally focused, emphasizing low carbon footprints and sustainability
What This Company Offers You:
  • Industry-competitive compensation
  • Training and Career Development
  • Highly subsidized benefits suite
The Role You Will Play: Manufacturing Shift Manager 
  • Build a culture of Safety First
  • Work with operators and the quality department to ensure product quality meets Company standards
  • Supervise the extrusion, injection molding, and thermoforming production area on one shift of operation. Coordinate the short-term activities of this area within established guidelines and standards to produce the highest quality, lowest cost product in the safest and most efficient manner. 
  • Manage all employees in the area of responsibility and conduct or coordinate the necessary training for both the individual associates and the team. 
  • Implement and enforce established policy and strategy.
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of production data.
  • Lead all continuous improvement efforts and manage the efforts of operating teams on one shift in the efficient conversion of materials into quality products in a safe, secure and sanitary manner within the product design specifications.
  • Recommend and implement changes in methods, equipment, systems and organization, as needed, to assure that the objectives of the line/area are met.
  • Manage associate relations issues and guide and direct the hiring, training, retraining, development and motivation of Operations associates following self-managed, team working principles with a minimum degree of guidance from the Operations Manager. 
  • With the general guidance of the Plant Director and through Operations teams, establish line performance standards and goals, and measure, control, take corrective action and report results as appropriate.
  • Under the general guidance of the Chief Engineer, the Manufacturing Shift Manager, and along with the Recycling Shift Manager, utilizes the technical resources on shift for the preventive maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of process/packaging equipment problems, with the objective of effectively using these resources to achieve desired performance levels.
  • Ensure that open communications are established and that opportunities to broaden the scope and responsibility of Operations teams/associates are undertaken.
  • Participate with the Chief Engineer in the implementation of improvement strategies that will help the line/area perform more effectively in the near term.
  • With the Plant Director and the Director of Human Resources evaluate associate performance and develop, in conjunction with associate's plans, to challenge their potential.
Background Profile: Manufacturing Shift Manager
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in Engineering or similar business-related disciplines
  • 5 years’ experience in high-paced production environment.
  • 3 years’ experience in supervisory or managerial role
  • Demonstrated experience working in Safety and in Quality
  • Understanding of major functions within the plant, Good Manufacturing Practices, sanitation practices and procedures, and the ability to work directly with all levels and functions
  • Experience with high-speed optical sorters, polymer production, and food/beverage packaging a plus
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

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