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Production Manager
Salt Lake City, UT

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$115,000 - $135,000 / yr

The Production Manager oversees packaging operations in a large union manufacturing plant for food & beverage consumer packaged goods in Greater Salt Lake City, Utah.


  • Lead and coach team members and supervisors to meet safety, quality, and productivity goals.
  • Report weekly on packaging performance and manage key performance indicators.
  • Implement the Daily Management System, address issues, and prioritize actions.
  • Ensure safety and promote a zero-incident culture.
  • Improve product quality and cost-efficiency through SOPs and best practices.
  • Align front-line management, develop teams, and drive motivation.
  • Contribute to performance targets and process improvement.
  • Provide training, coaching, and problem-solving tools to encourage fact-based decision-making.
  • Coach Shift Managers on food safety, quality, cost, and problem-solving.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing/Engineering/Business Management/Food Science or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 8+ years of leadership experience in high-speed food or chemical production or 15 years of relevant industry experience without a degree.
  • Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement knowledge.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and time management.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and adaptable.
  • Team player with a willingness to work flexible schedules.
  • Resourceful and able to make decisions under pressure.

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