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Dart Container Plant Manager in Mason, Michigan

Plant Manager

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Date: Oct 16, 2020


Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Working at Dart Container = Creating the Future of our business and leading our industry!

  • Do you want to be part of something NEW and EXCITING?

  • Do you see yourself at an established industry leading company on the cusp of new growth due to creative products, lean manufacturing expertise, and market dominance?

  • Do you dream of building out your own team from the ground up?

If so, our Plant Manager position may be for you!


We are opening a brand-new molded fiber manufacturing facility and looking for a Plant Manager with leadership experience and new facility start-up knowledge! This is an exciting opportunity to help lead our industry and drive our company’s future!

As the Plant Manager you will have the opportunity to establish the team, build out the new facility and continue to grow our business. You will oversee approximately 30+ employees and work closely with the Plant Leadership Team (PLT) to develop and implement new and improved operations and processes, all with a committed focus on safety, quality, service, and cost. Your role also entails leading the plant’s continuous improvement plan, conducting regular reviews with the PLT to assess progress, analyze problems, facilitate solutions, identify resources, and adjust plans as needed.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Direct practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers.

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives

  • Direct plant leadership team to assess progress, analyze problems, facilitate solutions, identify resources and adjust plans as needed

  • Ensure that objectives are achieved at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements

  • Monitor KPI’s anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of targets

  • Facilitate regular improvement planning sessions to identify key strategic opportunities to achieve manufacturing strategic goals and develop related action plans with measurable outcomes.

  • Support and reinforce the effective application of the Daily Management System to validate that actions lead to desired performance improvements.

  • Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

  • Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values

  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of staff

  • Responsible for employee development, discipline, performance appraisals, and administration of policies

  • Review staff levels to ensure they are adequate and resources are effectively allocated to meet short- and long-term objectives

  • Accountable for overall plant employee engagement, talent assessment and employee relations

  • Make recommendations regarding staffing decisions

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or related field with seven (7) years of manufacturing operations management or leadership assignments demonstrating a progression of increased scope and responsibility

  • High school diploma or equivalent with ten (10) years of manufacturing operations management or leadership assignments demonstrating a progression of increased scope and responsibility

  • Five (5) years of experience managing employees with supervisory responsibilities

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance

  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams

  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas, approaches and solutions

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated project management experience

  • Ability to be on-call 24/7

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior Plant Manager experience

  • Experience managing multi-shift or continuous operations

  • Lean manufacturing experience

  • Experience with molded fiber

  • Knowldge of facility startups

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.