Supervisor, Process & Set-up
Silgan Plastics Corporation

Flora, Illinois


For more than 50 years, Silgan Plastics has defined the plastic bottling industry from technical innovation to creative packaging solutions. No matter what your packaging needs, Silgan can and will handle them. From creation to commercialization, our customized approach to each customer's requirements is what sets us apart from the rest.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Manage direct reports to ensure plant start-ups and mold changes are completed in a timely manner and according to schedule. Work closely with management team and shift supervisor to control labor and ensure the production lines are running smoothly and efficiently. Identify continuous improvement opportunities within the plant. Daily communication with the management team and hourly employees to ensure best utilization of time, production schedule and cost.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1-Responsible for promoting and executing safe work practices throughout the Flora facility.

2-Manage the set-up department, ensuring all set ups are completed timely and accurate.

3-Identify mold issues and correct them by communicating, recommending changes to mold maker to optimize process/changes on tooling size(s).

4-Work with plant PDE to approve engineering on new tooling /mold.

5-Maintain listing of daily changes and report to plant manager at month's end.

6-Work closely with shift supervisors, operators and quality personnel, to ensure the production floor is running smoothly and efficiently.

7-Work closely with PDE'S on new projects

8-Manage spare parts and mold inventory

9- Train new employees

10-Work closely with customer service and scheduler on upcoming jobs and ensuring all components are here for the job.

11-Evaluate jobs that do not run to standard and work with appropriate personnel to bring them to standard.

12-Provide support to the plant during off hours as needed.

13-Monitor performance and attendance on direct reports and administer accordingly.

14-Focus on continuous improvement, efficiency and cost saving ideas.

15-Update work instructions on our processes.

AUTHORITY LEVEL (if applicable):

EDUCATION:

Required: High School Diploma or GED. Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Good safety, attendance and job performance record. 3-5 years in a blow molding facility, preferably working with shuttle equipment:

  • Working knowledge of blow molding tooling and components.
  • Ability to demonstrate high amount of quality and quantity of work.
  • Knowledge of plant procedures and equipment use.
  • Extent, to which team member identifies and corrects errors, initiates work activities, assumes responsibility, and anticipates needs.
  • Extent, to which team member completes work assignments, meets schedules, and follows established policies and procedures.
Builds trust by respecting the ideas and contributions of everyone. Good safety, attendance and job performance record.

Preferred:

SKILLS:

Required:
  • Excellent knowledge of Jomar, Nissei and Uniloy blow molders.
  • Understanding blow molding methods and logic
  • Basic electrical knowledge
  • Proficient in hydraulic systems
  • Proficient in pneumatic systems
  • Ability to assess job tasks, and prioritize those tasks when conditions change.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and train effectively.
  • Ability to troubleshoot blow molding processing issues and effectively resolve them.
  • Forklift License

Preferred:
  • Ability to read, write and communicate fluently in English.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Qualified blow molding setup

Special Requirements
  • Must be dependable.
  • Must have good attendance record.
  • Must be willing to work after hours when needed.

Silgan Plastics is a drug-free workplace.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER (Non-Canada)

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER - Canada

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Silgan endeavors to provide accommodations to individuals with disabilities to perform their essential job duties as long as the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the company's operations and does not pose a direct threat of substantial harm to the employee or others.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Employment is always subject to the Silgan's rights as employer, including the right to end employment in accordance with Provincial Law.

Silgan is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to any ground protected under Provincial human rights laws.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.



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