Plant Manager - Seward, NE

 Career Opportunity

Manager the overall, safe operations of the manufacturing sheet plant facility to include, but not limited to, safety, personnel, housekeeping, maintenance, production, customer requirements/interface, planning and scheduling. Serves as a member of the Management Leadership Team.  Assist in development and evaluation of reports.   Make recommendations for process improvement.  Serves as an internal auditor for ISO standards.

How you will impact WestRock

Work with Supervisors and/or crews to develop attainable goals for each machine center.

Work with Supervisors and crews to eliminate barriers in meeting production goals.

Assist corporate personnel in researching, recommending and installing new equipment and implementing facility changes.

Ensure necessary reporting is complete.  Reviews data and assists Superintendent in process improvement opportunities.

Interact with outside contractors, as necessary.

Interact with local and state officials, as necessary.




Interact with Maintenance and Plant Superintendents to help prioritize work orders and preventative maintenance schedules; help to eliminate barriers in making repairs.

Reviews and verifies accuracy of data for mechanical/electrical capital projects.

Together with Maintenance Superintendent assist to ensure the proper selection and orientation of approved contractors.


Maintain a safe working environment for all employees and visitors.
Manage all aspects of safety including compliance with OSHA and company standards, reporting and recording safety events, ensuring proper investigations are conducted and completed and the safety committee is active.


Ensure plant is in "Tour Ready Condition" at all times.


Together with Human Resources and others, serves as facilitator of the new employee hiring committee.
Assist Supervisors with employee relations activities and the counseling and mentoring of employees.
Ensure investigation meetings are conducted prior to recommending disciplinary action.
Develop training plans for direct reports for their personal and professional development.
Conduct performance reviews on an annual basis.
Assist General Manager and Human Resources Manager to define, create and implement training plans and processes for hourly personnel.
Conduct various training sessions to include, but not limited to, new employee orientation, safety meetings, team training, ISO document training, leadership training, etc. 

Customer Interface

Conduct plant tours for customer visits.
Work with Sales Manager for new business..
Conduct daily production meetings to ensure on-time deliveries of customer product.
Travel to customer facilities as necessary.  Works closely with Scheduler to ensure all customer orders are manufactured and delivered on-time.
Monitor inventory levels of roll stock.
Review and oversee monthly and annual roll stock inventory counts.

What you need to succeed:

  • Four year college degree highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 7 years of supervisory experience in the corrugated/sheet  industry preferably as a Plant Manager or Plant Superintendent.  Good maintenance background very helpful.


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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