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Assistant Plant Manager

Pactiv, LLC • Stockton, CA
a month ago


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at pactivevergreen.com.


83 miles east of San Francisco, Stockton is a city on the San Joaquin River, in California’s Central Valley. The Haggin Museum features fine art and local history displays. Oak Grove Regional Park has trails, a nature center and a lake stocked with catfish. In nearby Lodi, Micke Grove Regional Park includes a Japanese garden, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum and Micke Grove Zoo. The Children’s Museum of Stockton offers hands-on exhibits.


The plant was built in 1981, manufactures paper cups, lids and folding food containers, and has approximately 400 employees.


Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law.  For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email [email protected]


 All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.


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Job Duties:

  • Responsible for providing leadership and direction to assigned department(s), product line(s) or profit center(s) and teams in order to meet production goals, ensure a safe work environment, and meet customer specifications.
  • Typically supervises 85+ hourly people including both Pactiv and Temp Associates for a 24/7 operation.
  • Understands, follows and enforces safety, health, quality (GMP) and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Works with Team Leads to oversee all Production department personnel and maintain an effective workforce through hiring, training, coaching and disciplinary actions.
  • Conducts investigations and address employee concerns, questions, and suggestions.
  • Responsible for the execution of a production schedule to satisfy customer service requirements with respect to time, cost and quality.
  • Assigns and oversees all direct reports project work including but not limited to safety programs, housekeeping, training, and quality control.
  • Schedules, tracks and monitors production and costs to ensure unit meets established goals while maintaining a safe work environment and quality standards.
  • Completes and maintains timely and accurate reports on critical productions outcomes including but not limited to efficiency, downtime, cost, and lack of labor.
  • Develops and implements safety awareness programs, communicate safety issues, correct safety related problems and lead investigations into safety related issues.
  • Leads and participates in meetings as necessary.
  • Ensures that plant standard operating procedures are maintained, updated accordingly and that production employees have been trained to meet plant operational objectives.
  • Assists in taking all physical inventories in accordance with corporate procedures.
  • Participates and support plant wide audits including but not limited to GMP, Customer Audits, Safety, and Pactiv Business System.
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance and Engineering departments for preventative maintenance and mold changes required for operational equipment.
  • Responsible for special projects related to other functional areas.
  • Oversees timekeeping and vacation scheduling for assigned departments. Ensure compliance with company attendance policy.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree preferred in Industrial Management, Engineering or Business.
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience as an engineer, production supervisor, or manager /or substantial experience in multiple manufacturing roles in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing costs and cost drivers.
  • Ability to initiate/manage change, and knowledge of productivity improvement programs especially Lean Manufacturing.