Production Manager

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Ada, OK, US

Company: Dart Container

Are you ready to lead production operations with precision and passion? Join Dart Container, where we're setting new standards in manufacturing innovation and quality. As our Production Manager, you'll oversee multiple shifts and diverse processes, ensuring we meet our KPIs for safety, quality, efficiency, and service. This isn't just about managing; it's about shaping the future of our industry.


Who we are… 

We're your top choice for foam cups, classic red SOLO cups, and convenient take-out containers, ensuring you can enjoy your food and drinks anytime, anywhere. Join us, and let’s raise a cup to good times! 


What we offer… 

  • Excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, 401K and more! 

  • Ability to earn pay increases and advancement opportunities 

  • A supportive and inclusive work culture that prioritizes safety  

  • Approved job-related training and tuition reimbursement   

  • Paid holidays and paid time off   


What you will do:

  • Direct production activities, collaborating closely with supervisors to optimize schedules and resources.
  • Champion safety and quality practices to meet regulatory standards and exceed customer expectations.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to boost efficiency and achieve strategic goals.
  • Lead by example, inspiring a culture of commitment to safety, quality, and employee development.
  • Monitor KPIs closely, proactively identifying trends and taking corrective actions as needed.
  • Facilitate strategic planning sessions to seize opportunities for operational excellence.


What you will bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree with Five (5) years previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, or;
  • High school diploma or equivalent with eight (8) years previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated strong leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas, approaches and solutions
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint


Perferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience managing multi-shift or continuous operations
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience
  • Lean manufacturing experience 

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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