Department Manager

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Date: Aug 10, 2017

Location: Augusta, GA, US

Company: Dart Container

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

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.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Comply with good manufacturing practices (GMP) as required.
  • Comply with Dart Container's policies and procedures.
  • Understand, follow and enforce good manufacturing practices (GMP).
  • Understand, follow and enforce Dart Container policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity, openness and professional respect at all times and toward all people. Spend time on the production floor managing the process and the people including ample time devoted to the off shifts.
  • Provide fair, equal and consistent treatment to all employees with regard to discipline, termination, work assignments, overtime and recommendations for transfer and promotion.
  • Maintain the safe operation of production operations. Participate in team functions, employee training and other activities to achieve our top four corporate goals: Safety, Quality, Service and Efficiency.
  • Manage production in order to maintain proper inventory of finished goods.
  • Coordinate machine placement, layout and direct labor analysis to meet changes in production needs while achieving maximum efficiencies. Maintain effective communication with shift supervisors regarding required priority production and machines to run.
  • Maintain the performance, training, professional development and evaluation of supervisors and maintenance staff.
  • Develop, coordinate and conduct monthly meetings, presentations and one-on-one employee meetings to communicate department or general information to employees with regard to safety, quality , production and corporate/plant policy.
  • Foster an environment of open two-way communication and trust between employees and supervision/management.
  • Ensure all production monitor sites report accurately. Regularly review production monitor reports to identify problem machines and initiate corrective action.
  • Share overall responsibility for product safety, legality and quality systems.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and teams.
  • Ensure Dart environmental policies are strictly enforced
  • Leader in ensuring safe work practices are followed.
  • Resolve issues that need intervention between department supervisors and workforce. Support department supervisors/managers in all areas.

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to work weekends as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management, Engineering or related field
  • Five (5) years supervisory and/or management experience in a continuous workflow environment
  • Knowledge of computers to include Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of mechanical principles and higher-level mathematical theory
  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to promote team building and excellent employee relations

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of extrusion and printing processes


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.

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Nearest Major Market: Augusta

Job Segment: Manager, Machinist, Management, Manufacturing

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