Operations Manager - Portland, OR

Portland / Oregon / United States

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About WestRock WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Operations Manager - Portland, OR

6328 SE 100th
Portland, Oregon, 97266
United States

The Opportunity:

WestRock has an opportunity for an Operations Manager at our facility in Portland, OR.  Portland Recycle is a paper and plastic recycling facility committed to creating and increasing the WestRock Recycling presence in Portland and the surrounding areas.  Our success is directly related to our efficiency.  With that in mind, our Operations Manager has the following responsibilities:


Manage employees to include schedules, training, productivity, and discipline when necessary.

Create and oversee the daily production schedule.

Address unplanned and scheduled maintenance issues.

Manage and solve maintenance issues as they arise.

Responsible for ensuring quality systems are in place and comply with customer specifications.

Manage production of customer product on a timely basis per schedule.

Oversee logistics for the shipping and receiving of raw materials.

Oversight of major projects

Oversight of plant purchases – production supplies – e-pro system

Environmental and Storm Water oversight

Maintain and create a strong safety culture

Oversee the organization of the work space and tools to increase efficiency.


What You Need To Succeed:

3+ years supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting.

2+ years experience fostering a strong safety environment.

Experience utilizing your organization and planning skills in a manufacturing environment.

Excellent communication skills.

Experience operating material handling equipment such as forklifts, skid steers, and loaders

Maintenance experience and a strong mechanical aptitude

Willing to work the hours needed to complete daily tasks

Shipping and Receiving/Logistics experience a plus

OSHA training is a plus

Recycling experience a plus 

Experience with Six Sigma & lean principles is a plus


What We Offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.




WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 


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