Finishing Manager

Finishing Manager
September 4, 2023
Base Pay
$62 - 68k


Job Description

The Finishing Manager is responsible for overseeing and leading the Finishing Department, ensuring the timely production of high-quality products that meet or exceed customer expectations. The manager proactively manages departmental metrics, such as downtime, make-readies, run speed, and waste, to control costs and promote efficiency. The Finishing Manager ensures compliance with all company policies and procedures, fosters a team atmosphere, and supports the company's core processes.

  • Analyze work orders and work pieces to determine the process, materials, machines, and sequence of operation
  • Assign tasks to workers and coordinate workflow to meet production schedules
  • Ensure necessary stock is available and staged in accordance with the workflow schedule
  • Coordinate with scheduling daily to determine workload and production performance expectations
  • Inspect finished pieces visually and using precision measuring devices
  • Collaborate with Quality Control to monitor output and assess/grade projects for standard deviations and imperfections
  • Maintain time and production records
  • Investigate machine and equipment malfunctions and determine need for repair and maintenance
  • Ensure employees are following safety regulations
  • Keep informed of new products and developments within the department
  • Ensure staffing is appropriate to meet workload requirements and productivity standards
  • Strong technical knowledge of Bobst Expertfold, Alpina and Domino equipment. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
  • Maintain consistent attendance
  • Must be able to relate effectively with others at all levels of the organization
  • Possess effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Identify with and support company leadership and decisions
  • Facilitate a team environment and maintain morale
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ADP
  • 5 years supervisory/management experience in the folding paperboard carton industry
  • High school diploma / GED preferred
  • Preferred hands-on experience with straight line gluing equipment such as Bobst Alpina, International 6FX and others
  • Knowledge of carton styles including straight-line, lock-bottom, multifold, 6-corner, 4-corner, Z-fold, and double sidewall standard set-up times and run speeds to produce high quality products
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