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Shift Supervisor at Plastipak Packaging Inc.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Ottumwa, Iowa

Job Description:

Plastipak Packaging is a global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized and respected brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Pepsi, just to name a few. Plastipak is fully invested in our associates providing hands-on training opportunities, unlimited access to industry innovations and motivation for career development. Our commitment to our employees is demonstrated in numerous awards for innovation, environmental sustainability, and corporate citizenship. We pride ourselves on an environment where our associates have the freedom and encouragement to reach beyond the ordinary, with unlimited possibilities.

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Plastipak is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description:

The Shift Supervisor provides supervision, training, and guidance to team members on an assigned shift to technicians, machine operators, and utility workers. This leader communicates expectations in the areas of production, safety, quality, housekeeping, documentation, and team interaction. The shift supervisor will also manage performance for assigned team members.


  • Reporting, planning and maintaining facility food safety records with authority to initiate action.

  • Trains, coaches, and counsels team members.  Resolves associate issues and concerns.

  • Leads associates to help ensure efficient bottle and container production.

  • Ensures products are in accordance with customer specified requirements.

  • Work with quality representatives to resolve quality issues.

  • Works with maintenance and engineering representatives as needed to resolve machinery and equipment problems.

  • Monitors productivity, quality, downtime, and scrap trends.

  • Reports on production performance and initiates improvements.

  • Adjusts line staffing levels as needed.

  • Leads regular associate communication meetings.

  • Coordinates product changeovers.

  • Follows and enforces all safety rules and policies. Ensuring team members practice safe work habits.

  • Has the authority to place product on hold, make process changes and shut machines down.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree (A. A.) in relevant field of study or technical school or related experience and/or training.

  • Fluent in both Spanish and English (required).

  • Strong mechanical background and/or maintenance experience.

  • Supervisory experience and/or other leadership experience and skills.

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills.

  • Familiarity with computer applications.

  • Efficient time management skills involving both individual initiative and teamwork.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Why should you apply?

You may be eligible for:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Telemedicine

  • Company paid life insurance and disability

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • 401(k) and profit sharing plan with company match

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Pet Insurance

  • Referral bonus program