Production Supervisor / Manager Trainee - Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge, IA US
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
Job Title
Production Supervisor / Manager Trainee - Fort Dodge
Job Type
High School
FORT DODGE, IA 50501 US (Primary)
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Operations Management
Date Needed By
Shift Type
10 - 20%
Job Description

Silgan Containers, the largest metal food can producer in the United States, is seeking a Production Supervisor/Manager Trainee in our Fort Dodge, Iowa facility. In this role, you will learn the art of can making and acquire the skills necessary that will enable future success within our organization.

The Silgan Containers Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher leadership roles within the organization. This entry level position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes, as well as the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.

The candidate may be required to relocate at the end of the training program.

While the position will not initially have any direct reports, the qualified candidate will be required to learn, understand, and positively impact the five Key Plant Control Factors of Safety, Quality, Standard Operating Procedures, Employee Relations, and Operational Excellence:

  • Safety - Ensure an overall safe workplace through employee training, proper PPE usage, machine guarding and rule enforcement.
  • Quality - Apply SPC principles and basic quality tools (i.e. diagrams, flow/run/control charts, analysis, etc.) to solve issues and improve product quality.
  • Standard Operating Procedures - Lead the manufacturing team in using SOP's through employee training and consistent application.
  • Employee Relations - Mentor employees and direct work assignments through effective communication and cultivating a positive work environment.
  • Operational Excellence - Foster an environment conducive to continuous improvement and lean manufacturing by utilizing 5S and other tools.
Job Requirements

Experience and Education:

  • Must have a minimum of a High School or equivalent education. Trade school and/or technical school education beyond High School is a plus.
  • Skilled trades experience (machinist, millwright, tool and die, electrician) or engineering experience is highly desirable. We are seeking individuals with mechanical and technical skills/aptitude.
  • Prior experience in a production supervisory capacity is desirable.
  • The ability to relocate in the future may be required.
  • Proven leadership and influencing skills with effective communication and computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of current manufacturing techniques including lean, 5S, SPC, etc.

Physical Requirements:

Individuals must be able to work different shifts, weekends, and overtime. Limited travel required from time to time. Must be physically capable of walking, standing, lifting, flexing, bending, and climbing as necessary to carry out responsibilities. Individuals will spend the majority of the day (85% +) on the production floor in an environment that contains heat, cold, dust, noise, chemicals and high-speed manufacturing equipment.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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