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Tredegar Corporation Plant Operations Manager in Terre Haute, Indiana

Company Overview:

Tredegar Corporation is a global leader in the plastic films and aluminum extrusion industries. Recognized for a wide range of capabilities in polyethylene, polypropylene, elastics and polyester films in addition to custom aluminum extrusions for multiple end-use markets including building and construction, automotive, consumer durables, machinery and equipment and electrical and distribution markets. With a global footprint and local supply capabilities, we support the demand for films applications in diverse end-use markets, including personal care, electronic display, food packaging, and lighting. With strategically located global operations and a culture focused on innovative research and development, Tredegar Corporation is well positioned to expand its reach in diverse markets around the world. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, USA, Tredegar Corporation, (NYSE: TG), has 3200+ employees and 13 locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Manages manufacturing operations to produce flexible packaging and extruded film. Activities include: production, scheduling, materials management, inventory, logistics and purchasing functions. Assists with creating a continuous improvement environment and a high level of employee involvement that is conducive to achieving business plan objectives. Ensures employees participate in scheduled safety training, and promotes a culture where employees are accountable for working safely, for maintaining safe work conditions, and for correcting unsafe work practices. Builds trust through continuous, open, honest and accurate communications with employees. Performs all duties with integrity to promote overall operations plant effectiveness and customer satisfaction.



  • Manages employee development for all exempt and non-exempt employees in the manufacturing of flexible packaging, extruded film production and logistics. This includes, training plans, developmental assignments, succession plans and other activities that encourage the professional growth, continual improvement, efficiency and innovation by employees.

  • Responsible for the oversight and management of process engineering functions and personnel.

  • Promotes teamwork throughout the plant and addresses issues that impact teamwork between areas/groups in the plant.

  • Communicates with employees routinely to build trust and share information to engage employees.

  • Oversees Routine daily meetings to help align employees on efficient and safe operation and serves as decision-maker for customer and efficiency issues.

  • Treats people with integrity and respect, and develops an environment of empowerment and commitment.

  • Assures that employees are trained and knowledgeable in all safe operating procedures.


  • Manages schedule for process engineer trials. Investigates and analyzes production problems and bottlenecks concerning throughput and quality.

  • Collaborating with maintenance for capital improvement projects and procedures to continually improve our processes, material utilization and efficiency and reduce downtime throughout the plant.

  • Works with Customer Service and manufacturing personnel to ensure daily production schedules maximize profitability and meet customer needs as first priority.

  • Analyzes production and processes data as needed to track improvement progress.

  • collaborates with Engineering/Maintenance daily regarding repairs and preventive maintenance to equipment and provides priority.

  • Manages logistics of resin, finished goods and commodities inventories in order to maintain efficient operation and at the same time reducing working capital and ensure optimum use of available plant warehouse space.

  • Assures the availability of current training manuals, standard operating procedures, directives, etc. for efficient and safe operation.

  • Conducts Production Meetings and other manufacturing meetings as necessary and participates on Plant Leadership Team and other applicable meetings.

  • Utilizes visual management tools to communicate objectives and status of operation.

  • Fosters an environment of continuous improvement utilizing lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and 5S concepts.

  • Oversees and coordinates wage staffing assignments and overtime procedures.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Education - Required: Undergraduate Degree (BS/BA) Engineering or Logistics.

  • Education - Desired: MBA/MS or Engineering Degree.

  • Experience - Required: 7- 10 years Maintenance and Manufacturing Management; Extrusion a plus as well as Films/Logistics.

  • Experience - Desired: 5+ years in Polymers.


This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job including the essential job functions. The essential job functions are current at the time of publication. Job responsibilities may include other essential duties as assigned from time to time and may be changed, modified or amended at the discretion of Tredegar Corporation. Physical and mental requirements of the job are available from HR by request.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status