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Poly Area Leader

Job ResponsibilitiesWe offer an exciting opportunity for an innovative, self-motivated Poly Area Leader who is looking for a well-rounded,hands-on experience within a stable and unique industry.
Plastipak is the largest privately-held plastic rigid manufacturer inNorth America, with global operations.
In this role, you will be responsible for and work with team members to meet set objectives for their assigned production linesin the areas of safety, quality, reliability, scrap, and lean.
Responsibilities:
- Ensures all blow molder process settings are accurate and within the standard process parameters.
- Enter proper and accurate downtime notifications and repair work orders into SAP.
- Timely maintenance of PSA's.
- Performs product-handling duties, which includes transferring finished product to Warehouse locations.
- Performs material-handling duties, which includes scrap grinding and material loading.
- Train team members to use SAP to perform routine functions such as label returns, scrap, and downtime.
- Use Yellow Tag procedure to properly address maintenance requests.
- Follow production schedule and work orders so that correct product is being produced.
- If lines are not running to standard, determine reasons and best course of action to make appropriate repairs/improvements.
- Accountable for maintaining a Lean Culture.
Ensure all 6S tasks and tools are being utilized and adhered to.
- Focus on Continuous Improvement in the areas of maintenance, safety, quality, reliability and productivity.
- Ensure quality product through proper testing, data entry into SAP and observations.
- Ensure effective communications are flowing between shifts.
- Identify, prioritize and report problems with recommended solutions to be addressed during scheduled downtime.
- Direct and Monitor the work flow and daily work functions of the team.
- Responsible for ensuring required and appropriate associate training is occurring, mentor and qualify associates using theTechnical Training paths as guides.
(train, mentor and quality)- Effectively and efficiently schedule and monitor team members' breaks and lunch periods.
- Provide input to Team Leader on performance evaluations and on disciplinary actions.
- Actively participate in team meetings.
- Reports any non-conformities, production, machine or quality issues, or concerns on process to the department TeamLeader.
- Acts as back up production technician as necessary.
- Enter proper and accurate downtime notifications and repair work orders into SAP.
- Timely maintenance of PSA's.
- Follow production schedule and work orders so that correct product is being produced.
- If lines are not running to standard, determine reasons and best course of action to make appropriate repairs/improvements.
- Initiate action for food safety issues- Ability to adhere to the attendance and punctuality policy.
- Works in a safe and efficient manner at all times, monitors team members for safe practices and mentors best methods.
Ensuring that all near misses and incidents are properly reported and documented.
- Follows and enforces company and local work rules, safety rules, GMP, policies, procedures and work instructions.
- Other miscellaneous duties may be assigned.
Skills/QualificationsQualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirementslisted below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills (as demonstrated during the hiring process)- Strong Leadership skills (as demonstrated during the hiring process or internal experiences)- Self-motivated- Proficient in computer programs- Must be off orientation and in good company standing (if internal applicant).
- Must have a more than acceptable performance evaluation score (if internal candidate)- Internal training requirements for current position (if internal candidate) must be completed and up to date- Able to multitask in a faced-paced environment- High level of personal integrity- Possess strong safety focus- Technically oriented and knowledgeable in manufacturing systems- Strong Decision making skills with limited information- Strong Customer Focus- Organized- Independent thinker and effective troubleshooter- Ability to demonstrate SAP knowledge and transaction competenceEDUCATIONS and/or
Experience:
- High School diploma or general education degree (GED)- Four year degree in relevant major and/or 3-5 years of relevant manufacturing experiencePHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully performthe essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach withhands and arms, and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to push or pull bins and carts, stand, walk, and stoop,kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.
The employee must regularly liftand/or move up to fifteen pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more thanone hundred pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheralvision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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