Welch Packaging
  • Aurora, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

In addition to a competitive wage, we offer competitive benefits package that includes a 50% match 401K up to 8% of your contributions, wellness incentives, contributions to your health savings account up to $700, 100% coverage on preventative care benefits including prescription medicines, medical, dental, vision, life and supplement life insurances.


Welch Packaging, an industry leader with multiple locations throughout the Midwest is sourcing qualified candidates for a Plant Manager opportunity for our facility in Aurora, IL. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growth-oriented organization where you'll work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment as a valued member of our Operations team.

Key contributions of this position:

  • Establish and maintain a clean, safe, organized plant and work environment through enforcement of proper safety procedures and demonstrated support for the organizations Safety Program, including a proactive Safety Committee.
  • Establish systems to provide high levels of customer service as measured by On-Time Delivery.
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and control systems for plant operations.
  • Utilize standard work instructions as a key element of the plant's Quality System.
  • Maintain effective communications through pre-production, production, operations and plant meetings to ensure on-time delivery, improved operating, quality, productivity systems and employee safety.
  • Use production statistics and reports to communicate customer service, manufacturing performance and uncover production bottlenecks and increase throughput. Develop and execute corrective action plans.
  • Manage the Maintenance functions to ensure minimal machine downtime and the establishment of an on-going preventative maintenance program.
  • Assure that performance evaluations and reviews are performed and completed in a timely manner, through the Company's Performance Review process.
  • Leads all departments in the plant with department supervisors (or production manager) to maintain safety, quality, and efficient production.
  • Coordinates production, distribution, and warehousing in accordance with policies, principles, and established procedures.
  • Develops and implements plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.
  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of plant.
  • Systematically reviews financial performance of the plant to recommend to management opportunities for sales growth and cost savings.
  • Comply with company policies and procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned by management.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing / production environment
  • Previous experience in Corrugated Manufacturing a plus**
  • Proven ability to work SAFELY adhering to all safety processes and policies
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule on occasion to support operational and business needs
  • Ability to work either individually or in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to read specs and use a tape measure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to use and learn the computer systems

About Welch Packaging:

Headquartered in Elkhart, IN, Welch Packaging was started in 1985 with four employees. Since then, Welch has become one of the most dynamic independent packaging companies in the United States. Welch now has multiple corrugated sheet plants throughout the Midwest. Welch Packaging has grown from four employees to over one thousand employees.

With customers at the core of our business philosophy, we have a service discipline that makes us easy to do business with. Through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit Welch Packaging continues to be a leader in custom packaging solutions.

Welch encourages associates to serve in a variety of civic and charitable organizations. The "Welch Way" involves giving back to our communities. On an annual basis, Welch Packaging contributes to a variety of charities and higher education in the communities in which we serve.

At Welch Packaging, we believe in building boxes, but we don't believe in putting our associates into them! Welch hires people who fit our business culture -- people with integrity, a commitment to customer service and a passion for success -- and we teach them the packaging business through a comprehensive individualized training and placement program. Welch looks for life-long learners committed to making a difference in the world through their work.

Interested candidates with strong work ethic, customer focus, and initiative to succeed in a fast paced environment are encouraged to apply! All candidates for this position are subject to an authorized background check and drug screen. The candidate must pass both to become a Welch Packaging Team Member.

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