Site Manager - CA


Polyethylene Terephthalate

  • PET is a versatile material, superior for package design and peformance.
  • Known for clarity, light-weight, oxygen barrier qualities and as an unbreakable competitor to glass and other plastics.
  • Nearly 2 Billion pounds of PET is recycled each year in North America and reprocessed as rPET into new products including:
  • Packaging
  • Bottles
  • Clothing
  • Carpet
  • rPET is now one of the most widely sought-after materials for packaging by major companies in Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods. Verdeco Recycling is well positioned as a leading innovator in rPET solutions for high demand applications.

The Process

  • 1) The process begins with clean, hot-washed PET flake, from reliable suppliers.
  • 2) The material goes through a process of crystallization, melt extrusion, decontamination and pelletized into FDA approved rPET pellets.
  • 3) Through innovative processing and material formulations, the rPET is well matched for high-value applications within consumer, food & beverage packaging where clarity & quality are key.
  • 4) Focusing on customer specifications and solving complex formulation challenges, means the ability to deliver consistent, high-quality products.

Rinse & Repeat!

About The Position

The Site Manager will report to the Director of Operations and be responsible for managing the manufacturing facility located in Southern California for the organization's growing line of custom plastic materials. This critical role will lead the 24x7 operation during a period of rapid growth for their sustainable material solutions.

Engineering and extrusion equipment utilization and efficiency are crucial to the company’s success and profitability. By implementing continuous improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, TPM) throughout the facility, the Site Manager will make a quick impact on the company and position them for success in this competitive market.

This position will play a critical role in the development of SOP’s, hiring & training additional staff, oversight of the facility and improving processes.

Primary Responsibilities- Manage existing manufacturing facility on the West Coast
- Manage and optimize extrusion equipment and processes
- Identify opportunities for improvement of manufacturing processes, OEE, Quality, Safety and other KPI’s
- Work with leadership team to manage preventative maintenance program and control costs associated with repairs, spare parts and unplanned downtime of machinery
- Create and maintain SOP’s
- Manage Engineering, Maintenance, Quality, Safety and Production teams
- Work with customers to resolve and prevent quality issues

Preferred Qualifications- Bachelor’s Degree is desired, technical degree preferred. Degree requirement flexible for ideal candidate with a strong plastic processing background.
- Experience in plastics is highly preferred. Plastic extrusion or compounding experience desired.
- LEAN / Six Sigma experience helpful. Formal training or certification desired.
- Ability to drive operational excellence in plastic processing lines
- Experience in hiring, developing, training and managing production personnel

Zach Ernest

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