Production Manager

Gate   •  

Lima, OH

Industry: Financial Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 326 days ago



Job Summary

Manage deSter’s plastics food containers manufacturing plant in Lima, Ohio by managing the staff, production process, purchase of material, fulfillment of sales orders, machines and facilities maintenance, compliance to regulations, management of the unit’s financials, acquiring the necessary resources for the proper functioning of the facility while controlling the expenses. Ensuring production as per specs defined, taking into account all quality, health, safety and environmental awareness into account.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the proper production planning and production process of products in the right specifications and quality and cost
  • Ensure optimal efficiency and reduce waste to achieve competitive products
  • Lead the team towards the company goals and ensure employee satisfaction
  • Monitor and control the stock of both raw material and finished goods, and take the necessary action to ensure correct stock positions
  • Coordinate with sales and customer service departments to ensure on-time delivery to customer
  • Execute main purchases of equipment, raw material and services
  • Manage the suppliers and service provide and ensure KPIs are set and met
  • Manage the machines and facility maintenance programs
  • Manage the execution of site improvement plans, help set operations improvement goals, ensure priorities and accountabilities are clear
  • Execute company registrations and compliance to all federal, local and company internal regulations




  • At minimum a bachelor degree in a related field, preferably in engineering or manufacturing


Work Experience

  • Five years of line manufacturing management experience in a similar industry or a proven relevant experience


Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration)

  • Plastics processing (Injection and Thermoforming and extrusion)
  • Warehouse and logistics management.
  • ISO, HACCP, FDA, USDA knowledge.
  • Safety management training.
  • Computer knowledge


Language / Communication Skills:

  •  English


gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:

  • Thinking – Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills
  • Engaging – Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People
  • Inspiring – Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively
  • Achieving – Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus


Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
  • We communicate and keep each other informed
  • We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellenceas a team
  • We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
  • We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes
  • We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it
  • We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better