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Production Manager

Parker Plastics, Inc.
Hagerstown, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Parker Plastics, Inc. (“PPI”) is a privately-owned manufacturer of plastic bottles and containers. Founded in
1989, PPI has four custom blow molding plants located in Sand Springs, OK, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Hagerstown,
MD, and North Las Vegas, NV. Parker Plastics is looking to hire a Production Manager to join our growing company
and lead overall operations in our Maryland plant.

Why Parker?
- A 30-year strong, manufacturing company with a history of sustained growth
- Focused on growth, efficiency, and continuous improvement as a company
- Striving to provide opportunity, stability, & work-life balance for our employees
- Opportunities to participate financially in the growth and profitability of the company
- Lead an autonomous facility, with the support of a national organization

- Competitive base compensation
- Performance based annual bonus
- 401(k) with company match
- Annual profit sharing
- Paid vacation and holidays
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Company-paid short & long-term disability, AD&D, and life insurance

Position Summary

This position reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for the direction and supervision of Production
Supervisory staff in relation to all production functions/ needs. This position is responsible for ensuring accuracy in
machine scheduling, helping to maintain desired inventory levels, manning, machine efficiencies, employee
relations/retention, ensure training of all production staff, and coordination of production requirements. The
Production Manager is also responsible for following and leading the team in safety guidelines. This is a “hands-on”
position for someone with technical expertise and active management experience. This is an exciting opportunity to
drive change and make a significant impact on our growing organization.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities:
- Lead team of 4 - direct reports, Production Shift Supervisors plus oversee ~145 indirect reports
including mechanics and other production team members.
- Be on the floor as a leader and working with the team daily.
- Lead and drive management commitment to personal and food safety programs.
- Works with scheduling controls and in conjunction with the Production Scheduling function to ensure
that schedules are developed which meet customer needs while maximizing production efficiencies (i.e.
minimization of mold changes and downtime).
- Tracks production figures, labor, efficiencies, downtime, preform consumption and scrap on a regular
basis. Identifies operational trends and issues and recommends actions to effectively address
problems and capitalize on opportunities.

- Review Key Performance Indicators on a daily basis and create and implement plans to improve
- Responsible for skills development and cross-training of production supervisors, backups, bottle packers
and machine techs to increase knowledge base and flexibility within the production function.
- Create and maintain a positive culture to drive employee retention and alignment around shared goals
and objectives.
- Hold daily white board meetings to communicate daily objectives and discuss successes, failures, and
countermeasure activity with Supervisor teams.
- Communicates with scheduler, customer service and maintenance departments to ensure due dates
along with quality requirements are met.
- Identifies and implements continuous improvement activities to improve department performance.
- Ensure all job changes and setups are meeting the standards times goals along with cycle times for
running production.
- Direct supervisors in employee relations, documentation of corrective action reports, counseling, etc.,
vacation scheduling and appropriate staffing to meet production needs within budget limits.
- Identify problems and implement solutions with the broader team for machine, mold, material, or
procedural problems.
- Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and provide feedback to all direct and indirect reports.
- Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with all GMP’s, company policies, and procedures.
- Maximize throughput and machine efficiency by ensuring proper training and setup and continuously
evaluating ways of exceeding standards.
- Assist Plant Manager in communication to all plant employees regarding business needs, goals, and
- Plan the most effective and cost-efficient utilization of manpower, materials, and machinery.

Education / Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Management, or related field preferred but will consider
non-degreed candidates based on having the knowledge below.
- 10+ years in a production manufacturing environment. Familiarity with Plastics and/or Blow Molding a
- Knowledge of Lean, 5S, problem solving methods and implementations.
- Knowledge and understanding of GMP, HACCP, SQF, manufacturing systems and processes,
engineering, continuous improvement, and quality systems.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office, ERP, and other database systems.
- Experience with employee relations and discipline processes.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.
- Some travel required. Must be able to fly or drive for extended periods of time.
- Exposure to typical office noises regularly and occasional exposure to loud noises in our production
facility and warehouse.
Growth Opportunities from Here
- From this position, many people will move into roles such as, Assistant Plant Managers, Plant
Managers, or other positions in senior leadership!

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Parker Plastics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without
regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status,
pregnancy or any other factor that may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes all
aspects of the employment relationship.

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