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Plant Manager 

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Position Summary: Oversees all operations for Ohio Pack with primary responsibilities for manufacturing plant operations including developing & modifying all manufacturing processes

Qualifications required:

  •       B.S. engineering degree, in Mechanical, Packaging or Plastics Engineering
  •       CAD skills
  •      10 years of experience in a manufacturing engineering role in the food industry
  •       10 years in a hands-on business management leadership role
  •       A proven history of team building and employee development
  •       Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
  •       Knowledge of printing and laminations operations
  •       Knowledge of Film extrusion and or Blown film operations
  •       Knowledge of Plating or cylinder manufacturing
  •      Self-motivated, proven problem solver, team player with excellent communication skills
  •      Experience with flexible packaging, flexible laminates, and filling equipment
  •      Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the purchase, installation, and start-up of manufacturing equipment
  • Set up and manage a quality control department
  • Management of raw materials and finished goods warehouse
  • Monitor production capacities to meet growth and customer demands
  • Manage Engineering and Maintenance staff
  • Develop and monitor production process to insure availability of adequate resources
  • Participate with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives
  • Manage the manufacturing expense budget
  • Create the standard for plant organization, cleanliness, and quality
  • Establish the plant KPI s and develops a plan with the team of how to get there
  • Develop operational procedures to ensure that data within ERP system is accurate
  • Oversee and create development plans for each manager, supervisor and leads
  • Responsible for continuous improvement projects and costs saving programs
  • Develops capable processes and leads investigation when processes fail
  • Develop and implement maintenance and preventative maintenance programs
  • Report any potential food safety, legality, quality, or food defense concerns to the Vice President or Director of Quality
  • Maintains product safety, legality, regulatory compliance, and quality systems
  • Maximizes process control tools
  • Oversees building modifications and general maintenance
  • Other duties as required
  • Follow all documented Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Must follow all company policies and procedures
  • All other duties as required

Non-essential skills and experience:

  • Honest and Trustworthy and has faith in their team members
  • Someone who knows when to let people do their thing and when to reel them in
  • A leader that people want to follow, who has a clear vision for the company
  • Clearly states expectations and goals (short term and long term) and is honest and upstanding with their teams
  • Has the ability to teach and mentor management team
  • Takes everyone’s ideas into consideration and fosters collaboration
  • Someone who is quality-focused and is willing to spend the time reviewing documents, getting involved in the audit process, and understands the importance of a good strong quality system
  • Someone who is humble and willing to put the team first and let the team take credit for any success
  • Customer-focused
  • A motivator, someone who has the ability to get the most out of their people
  • Someone who holds people accountable is willing to delegate work to appropriate team member, and if necessary be hard on team members when appropriate
  • Someone who is focused on the process and continuous improvement

Success factors/job competencies:

• Implement 6 Corporate strategies

• Meet Company quality objectives

• Meet companies business objectives

• Safety first (zero incidents, no lost time)

• Help develop young engineers and new managers


Physical demands and work environment:

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls: reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job the employee is/or may be exposed to high noise levels that require hearing protection. Employee may also be required to wear safety glasses and/or safety gloves.

Performance standards:

  • 30,60,90-day Assessment
  • Annual performance appraisal

Approval/revision date: 10/27/20

General sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and procedures while employed.

Please note: This job description does not represent a contract for employment yet indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected&

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
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Position Plant Manager  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number MAN-22-00016  
Open Date 7/7/2022  
About the Organization Cheer Pack North America and its Global partners are the leaders in flexible spouted pouch packaging around the world (think squeezable pouches with fruit purees). Our food packaging can be found in nearly every home in America and is used by the largest, most well-known food brands to deliver food and more to consumers.


• CPNA will reach its vision due to our focus on anticipating and meeting customers' needs for innovation and quality.

• CPNA will prosper using the most cost-effective, quality manufacturing available and by creatively and profitably selling these products to the marketplace.

• CPNA will maintain an entrepreneurial spirit, focusing on flexibility and willingness to adapt to meet customer's needs.

• As a manufacturing and sales company, CPNA knows that its goals will best be met through the talents of a trained, committed, enthusiastic workforce. CPNA pledges to provide these employees with a safe workplace and to be an excellent corporate presence in the community.

Our Employees

Cheer Pack appreciates the rich diversity of the people in the community where we work. Therefore, the Company aims to create and maintain a professional environment where differences are respected, varied skills and abilities of diverse individuals are valued, and everyone may contribute to the success of the organization.

EOE Statement Cheer Pack North America is committed to equal employment opportunity and employs all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, or any other classification protected by the federal, state or local laws. If you feel you have not been treated in accordance with this policy, you should contact the Human Resources Director. CPNA assures all employees that no individual filing a complaint will be discriminated against as a result of their complaint.  

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