As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.
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The Production Manager is responsible for all production operations at a plant including manufacturing, shipping, scheduling, and maintenance. The Production Manager is responsible for effectively leading a production team in the efficient and safe production of corrugated products. As a member of the plant management team, the Production Manager is responsible for evaluating opportunities to improve overall plant performance and profitability.
Set the strategic direction and momentum for the manufacturing function in the plant.
Oversee, plan, and implement strategy to optimize the effective utilization of workforce, materials & machinery. Schedule work, coordinate production activities, provide direct oversight of employees, approve time records, communicate and implement company policy.
Engage in employee development activities, make recommendations on employee hire, promotion and disciplinary action.
Assure an even flow of work through all manufacturing functions in order to meet production goals and minimize unscheduled downtime.
Maintain a clean, safe and injury-free work environment by ensuring health and safety procedures are understood and executed by all employees.
Oversee the hiring, training, promotions, and performance evaluation of employees.
Analyze production performance, identify opportunities, make recommendations for process and equipment improvement, establish and execute goals.
Ensure predictive and preventive maintenance programs are accomplished and repairs are completed on a timely basis so that production and profitability objectives are met.
Evaluate and recommend capital projects to ensure plant profitability.
Oversee the appropriate implementation of health, safety, environmental, quality, and continual improvement standards as set by the corporation and by local, state, and federal regulations.
Assist the upper management in developing business plans and evaluating and recommending capital projects to ensure the plant remains profitable and competitive.
Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in engineering or business required.
Ten (10) years’ of previous experience in corrugated manufacturing industry.
Seven (7) years’ previous experience in a supervisory capacity at a corrugated manufacturing facility.
Established knowledge of corrugated and packaging manufacturing machinery, concepts, practices, and procedures including continual improvement processes and safety practices.
Previous experience in coaching, training, teambuilding, performance development, and conflict resolution. Strong interpersonal skills to effectively lead and communicate with production team and management.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals throughout the company on departmental procedures, policies, practices, and requests for information.
Strong listening, evaluating, and problem solving skills.
Ability to create alternative solutions and meet deadlines.
Working knowledge of computer systems including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as experience with manufacturing systems including shop floor software.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle numerous details, deadlines, and requests.
Solid analytical and mathematical skills.
Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple projects and/or requests concurrently.
All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.