Plant Manager - Rochester, MN

Rochester / Minnesota / United States

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Plant Manager - Rochester, MN

4165 Highway 14 West
Rochester, Minnesota, 55901
United States

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The opportunity:

The Plant Manager at our plant in Rochester, MN will assist management of the entire production operation including Plant Maintenance, Quality Control and Shipping & Receiving.  The Plant Manager will ensure quality systems are in place to comply with customer specifications and manage production on a timely basis, per schedule. 

 How you will impact WestRock:

  • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees at our plant in Rochester, MN.
  • Lead a team of over 120 employees and oversees performance of shift supervisors.
  • Oversee the proper training and manning of plant positions and establishing a new, winning team.
  • Oversee Environmental and Safety compliance.
  • Ensure Quality Systems are in place and comply with customer specifications
  • Manage production of customer product on timely basis per schedule
  • Meet with management on the status and resolution of job postings, employee performance problems and other related human resource matters and provide communication feedback
  • Determine manpower necessary to accomplish production requirements on a daily and weekly basis including vacation scheduling in accordance with labor agreement
  • Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including safety program, union contract and good housekeeping.

 What you need to succeed:

  • Corrugated box experience
  • 5+ years supervisory experience
  • Exposure to formal safety, quality and productivity systems such as ISO and OSHA training.
  • Willing and able to work required hours
  • Excellent communication skills including both written and verbal communication
  • Must possess strong strategic planning and analytical skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Experience to make effective decisions independently
  • 6 Sigma and/or lean principles experience very helpful

  • 3+ years’ plant manager experience in the corrugate industry
  • College degree preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Good computer skills

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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