Production Management Trainee at Silgan Containers Mfg Corp in Edison, New Jersey

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

Production Management Trainee

As a member of Silgan's Production Management Development Program (PMDP), you will acquire all the necessary knowledge to assume operations management positions within the organization.

Silgan's ideal candidate will have a can-do, will-do attitude, solid technical and mechanical aptitudes, effective communication and management skills, knowledge of complex manufacturing operations, and the ability to operate successfully within a fast-paced and dynamic production environment.

What we offer you:

• Fair and competitive salary.

• A stable, reliable, and environmentally conscious company.

• Continuing education with opportunities for advancement.

• A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

• 401(k) retirement savings plan.

• Paid time off.

• Paid holidays.

• Add-on benefits include pet insurance, telemedicine, and specialty programs to treat diabetes, hypertension, and more.

• Choice of several plant locations where you can work.

What you'll do:

• Complete a 3-6-month technical training program called the Production Management Development Program (PMDP).

• After your training is completed, you will be able to:

o Assist upper management and supervisors with day-to-day operations.

o Apply the standards of statistical process control (SPC) and basic quality tools like diagrams, flow/run/control charts, and assessment.

o Develop and train staff.

o Enforce SOPs and review standard reporting.

o Identify how to maximize production throughput.

o Manage equipment, material usage, production, and people.

o Write reports and hold discussions with plant management to learn can and end manufacturing processes and equipment.

o Apply written safety procedures, observe work areas for safety improvements, and carry out investigative processes.

o Direct and assign work.

o Administer Labor contracts in union plants.

We need you to have:

• High school diploma or GED, Associate/bachelor's degree preferred.

• 2+ years of experience using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools.

• 1+ year of supervisory experience.

• Solid technical and mechanical aptitude.

• Organizational and management abilities.

• Efficient communication and interpersonal skills.

• Self-motivation with a results-driven approach.

• Effective problem-solving skills.

• Ability to collaborate and problem-solve.

• Sound critical thinking and attention to detail.

• Able to multitask and assist with decision-making.

Who we are:

• The largest subsidiary of Silgan Holdings and a prominent manufacturer of metal food containers in the US.

• A company that strives towardsustainabilityby reducing our carbon footprint, selecting like-minded suppliers, and providing recyclable products.


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.

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