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Assistant Plant Manager

EPE Industries USA Inc
Tolleson, AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


EPE is a Total Packaging Solutions Company and the industry leader in providing environmentally advanced packaging designs and JIT manufacturing support to companies worldwide. With more than 70 manufacturing and design centers located around the world, and over 2400 employees worldwide, EPE is able to provide real-time packaging solutions and value add services for every product’s requirements. We are committed to providing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions to our customers at the lowest possible cost and least environmental impact.

What we are looking for:

We are seeking an Assistant Plant Manager who has critical thinking, strategic planning, decision-making, time management and problem-solving skills for our Arizona location. Are you prepared to maximize productivity, effectiveness, safety, and quality while fostering a well-trained and motivated team? Bring your A game to help us save the world, one package at a time!

What you will do:

  • Provide expertise in the repair, maintenance, installation, and enhancement of machinery and equipment while ensuring that equipment capacity is maximized
  • Troubleshoot to diagnose problems, repair, and perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Ensure equipment is in a safe and working condition and utilize the Lock-Out Tag-Out program
  • Plan, organize, and direct the manufacturing operations to attain the most effective return on assets, labor, materials, capital, etc.
  • Collaborate with the operations team to ensure work flow and plant layout is efficient
  • Facilitate and assist with the implementation of manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility upholds excellent service and quality
  • Establish team and individual accountability throughout assigned departments for problem solving and cost reduction
  • Encourage use of new techniques and focus on fact-based problem solving
  • Lead safety committee and initiatives by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes
  • Foster a continual learning environment whereby employees maintain essential skills and are challenged to learn the latest in techniques and processes
  • Responsible for training all plant employees and managing performance appraisals
  • Work with management to ensure consistent and fair communication and disciplinary actions
  • Fill in where required on production line, operating forklifts, or driving delivery trucks
  • Support and complies with all company policies and safety requirements
  • Provide important key metrics, data points and financial information to support plant financial reporting requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What you need to succeed:

  • 3-5 years of experience managing manufacturing plants in packaging/technology industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or a balance of education and experience
  • Mechanically inclined with experience troubleshooting technical equipment
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles and practices required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft programs required
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Fork truck experience and prior certification

Benefits we offer:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Paid sick and paid vacation time off
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Additional life/accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short and long term disability
  • 401k with company match

EPE USA is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our intent to maintain a work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 800.315.0336.

EPE Industries USA Inc


Tolleson, AZ
85353 USA



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