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Key Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership for the sort, grind, wash, and solid state polycondensation lines to exceed production expectations on a per shift basis, including orientation and training of new employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing concerns and resolving problems.

  • Understand and enforce all safety policies and procedures. Ensure employee wellness through safe work practices including ongoing training and coaching of employees.

  • Maintain efficient departmental workflow to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of products. Empower employees to create and implement efficient work practices utilizing the methodologies of 5S, Kaizen, and other Lean manufacturing practices.

  • Review production schedules and coordinate employees to meet these schedules. Confer with others to coordinate activities with other departments or areas. Partner with plant leadership daily to coordinate production goals.

  • Coordinate transfers as necessary to maintain plant inventory levels, track inventory at plant and warehouses.

  • Perform duties of all positions on plant floor including machine operators, quality sorters, and forklift operators. Understand tasks well enough to train other employees and troubleshoot issues for employees.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • 5+ years’ stable work experience in a related manufacturing setting, with 3+ years in a leadership capacity.  Previous experience working in safety, maintenance or quality is a plus.

  • HS Diploma or GED.

  • Must be able to read and write in English, as well as proficiency in math. Ability to communicate clearly in Spanish a plus.

  • Ability to drive a forklift required. Previous forklift experience and license/certification a plus.

  • Demonstrated safe work habits and extensive knowledge of workplace safety is required.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to lift, push, pull 10 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis required.

  • Ability to wear a hard hat, steel-toed shoes and other PPE required.

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, squat, climb a ladder, bend, climb and reach on a regular basis is required.

  • Quick learner, highly organized, attention to detail and dependability required.