Shift Manager, Plastic Injection Molding

Location:North Carolina
Salary:65K - 75K
Ron Eliason
P: 440-971-0681
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Very successful company with multiple manufacturing locations has a Shift Manager position. Experience in plastic injection molding is preferred, but not required.


Primary Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Builds and maintains a strong team by promoting core values and exhibiting rules of leadership.

  • Establishes a safety first culture within their team.

  • Practices and mentors OED initiatives.

  • Becomes a change agent to improve both the performance and culture onsite.

  • Responsible for coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees as well as initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

  • Initiates and fosters a spirit of cooperation on the production floor between all departments.

  • Maintains staff by orienting, training, and mentoring employees in addition to managing their personal and professional growth.

  • Accomplishes production results by effectively communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

  • Maintains work flow by monitoring each step of the process; setting, starting and processing molds; monitoring personnel and resources; studying and improving methods; investigating and implementing time and cost reductions; researching and developing reporting procedures; etc.

  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; meeting or exceeding KPI’s; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.

  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

  • Ensures proper operation of equipment by monitoring, evaluating, and repairing equipment as needed; evaluates all new equipment, processes, and techniques.

  • Solves problems based on data and facts. Makes informed decisions accordingly.

  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the proper use of all equipment and resources maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.

  • Asserts themselves thoroughly in order to establish accountability across all job functions.

  • Resolves personnel problems by investigating issues in a timely manner, identifying potential solutions, and recommending action accordingly.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.

  • Ability to cover other shifts on short notice – including days, nights, and weekends for other management vacations and other time off.

  • Willingness to lead and/or participate in meetings and projects as necessary – on or off shift.

  • Ability to travel on short notice on behalf of the company as necessary.

  • Ability to cover for the Molding Room Manager as needed.




  • Minimum of five years in professional management roles – preferably in plastics manufacturing.

  • Advanced skills in reading, writing, and math.

  • High School diploma mandatory; college degree preferred.

  • Advanced computer skills.

  • Ability to effectively perform root cause analysis.