Plant Manager, Thermoforming

Salary:100K - 140K
Ron Eliason
P: 440-971-0681
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Job Description

Growing company has an exciting opportunity available to manage a plastics extrusion and thermoforming facility. 




  • Supports all aspects of the plant’s APET, extrusion and thermoforming manufacturing technology, with a goal of improving profitability and overall team’s skills.
  • Manage daily changeovers ensuring successful mold and trim tooling set-up, equipment readiness, and set plan for start-up of the line. 
  • Manage team members from tool setters to downstream packaging.
  • Manage all tooling that flows through the facility ensuring the inventory is accurate, repairs managed and coordinate through internal and external support channels.
  • Work directly with all departments to troubleshoot open issues with production on a daily basis.
  • Work closely with the quality team to provide responses to customer complaints and coordinate long-term corrective actions.
  • Troubleshoots mechanical, electrical equipment, and process issues and provides technical leadership.
  • Develops, writes, implements submits and/or presents various technical reports and training.
  • Responsible for hiring, performance management  including disciplinary actions, employee development for direct reports.


Job Requirements


  •          A degree in Polymer Science / Engineering.
  •          Experience in managing high volume manufacturing in thermoforming or vacuum forming.
  •          In-depth understanding of polymers including PET, PP and Bioplastics.
  •          Understanding of mold and tooling designs.
  •          Automation experience in designing and/or improvements of systems.
  •          Assembly fixture development/design.
  •          Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •          Must be highly motivated, focused on results and detail-oriented.