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Plant Manager


The Plant Manager reports to the General Manager, and is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

This is a brand new Corrugating plant with two corrugators, top of the line converting machines, and a state of the art electronic warehouse. The Plant Manager directs production, distribution, maintenance, receiving, and supervision operations for the Plant, by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


- Leads all departments in the plant with department supervisors (or production manager) to maintain safety, quality, and efficient production.

- Coordinates production, distribution, and warehousing in accordance with policies, principles, and established procedures.

- Develops and implements plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.

- Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of plant.

- Directs preparation of production, human resources and labor/costs records.

- Responsible for operations budgets.

- Maintains positive working relationship with sales management and customer service management.

- Systematically reviews financial performance of the plant to recommend to management opportunities for sales growth and cost savings.

- Coordinates plant safety, environmental and training activities in cooperation leadership teams.

- Comply with company policies and procedures.

- Additional duties as assigned by management.


- Manages subordinate supervisors and/or production manager who supervise all plant employees.

- Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. - Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

- Training Employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


- High school diploma or GED plus college and/or appropriate technical courses

- Five years’ experience as a proven manager

- Corrugated manufacturing experience


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:

Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation. This also supports the supervisor's role of teacher and trainer for his/her personnel.

Cost issues in order to make daily decisions that will reduce overall costs and will help the supervisor find areas that require improvement. Budget development, adherence and analysis. Quality standards. Regulatory requirements including but not limited to wage and hour requirements, environmental and waste minimization, company policies, and personnel requirements including OSHA, DEQ and EEO.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The individual must posses the following:

Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently and the ability to lead an effective and efficient meeting.

Teaching skills in order to function effectively as a teacher for his personnel both in the technical and administrative parts of the position.

Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control under adverse conditions and can lead his/her personnel to a successful resolution.

Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback, being able to resolve conflicts, understands and demonstrates positive motivational skills including coaching and delegation techniques.

Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.

Professional appearance to support his/her role as a managerial representative of the company.


The performance of the manager will be measured as follows:

Operating standards - the Plant Manager will need to see that all reporting staff meet or exceed the Operating Standards in the areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction and productivity. Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the supervisor.

Personal growth - while the company will provide the tools to assist the supervisor to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual. Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the supervisor and his/her superior.

Employee relations - through observations the Plant Manager will be evaluated regarding his/her and his/her reporting staff's skills and advancements in the areas of motivational techniques and results, positive and corrective/constructive feedback, subordinate development and creating a positive work environment.

Creativity - this will be evaluated by how active the Plant Manager and his/her direct reports are in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas

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