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Coating Manager

Coating Manager

Manufacturing Executive and Management

osition Purpose:

  • Supervises personnel in the manufacturing of quality products in a cost-effective and safe manner.
  • Motivates, coaches and instills good management skills in supervisors and employees.
  • Maintains an effective continuous production operation consistent with plant policies, procedures, and goals
    through training and motivating shift supervisors and production employees.
  • Provides individual and team leadership in achieving plant and department objectives.


1st shift 6:00am to 2:00pm

Duties and Responsibilities:

Establish a strong presence on the floor to set and communicate expectations, standards, and evaluate results so all employees understand expectations.
•Carry out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
•Ensure all production equipment scheduled to run and support areas are staffed with qualified employees. Maintain equipment staffing and vacation schedules. Ensure all employees adhere to work, attendance and safety rules.
•Review production schedules to ensure the schedules can be achieved and are based on the priorities of maximizing production effectiveness and providing good customer service.
•Focus on employee development by conducting training sessions (safety, SOPs, housekeeping). Coaches the machine problem troubleshooting process to develop employees to be self-sufficient in troubleshooting and involved in the decision making processes.
•Report daily on employee, machinery, processes, safety and facility issues and concerns.
•Responsible for plant objective projects to ensure overall effectiveness and successful implementation.
•Monitor and analyze machine waste and run efficiencies such as run-time, run speeds and quality trends. Include input from production support personnel, supervision and all support functions to initiate corrective actions to drive continuous improvement.
•Responsible for reporting all shift information for department to the Plant Manager.
•Foster an environment of continuous improvement by managing department employees using Six Sigma/Lean tools.
•Communicate company messages to all employees; collects and responds to questions and concerns.
•Support cross-functional and cross-plant operational learning expansion. Promotes standardization of best practices and manufacturing base-lining.
•Establish and sustain managing processes that supports both the sustainment and improvement of the operation. Provides the leadership that ensures all functions (Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, QA, Safety, Warehouse, and Accounting) are working in an aligned fashion towards common goals/objectives.
•Develop a comprehensive budget for the department and manages the achievement of the annual plan.

Education/ Experience: 

A college degree with 5-7 years of Manufacturing Supervision experience is preferred. Will consider a person with a High School Diploma or equivalent with 7-10 years experience in coating and/or finishing.
•Required knowledge of and experience with web handling and coating equipment and processes. Experience in pressure-sensitive adhesives, labeling, or paper industries highly preferred.

Skills/ Abilities:

The ability to work with computer software for word processing and spreadsheets is required. Familiarity with MRP or ERP systems is preferred.
•Requires the ability to perform various math functions, with emphasis on measurable impact of mathematical calculations.
•Requires the ability to effectively communicate, both in writing and verbally, with people of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the company.
•Foster a participative, team-based environment, focused on achieving business commitments.

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