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Position Description

Plant Manager

General Films, Inc.


General Films Inc., Covington OH. is a family-owned and operated business in continuous operation for over 70 years.  The position of Plant Manager is a key part of our well-established and respected organization. 

This position is responsible for and highly involved in the 24/7 operation of all manufacturing operations functions; maintaining high levels of quality, safety, and production. This individual will make recommendations and execute solutions to challenges within these functional areas. We are seeking candidates that want to inspire and develop production leadership through a hands-on approach. This position reports directly to the President of General Films.



  • Provide hands-on, high-participation, team-oriented work environment through leadership direction, development, and training to all direct reports and associates within areas of responsibility.

  • Follow & implement cohesive and consistent departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with colleagues and staff members as necessary to meet company initiatives.

  • Recommend & follow manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability.

  • Provide hands-on direction, development, training, and leadership to all direct reports and associates within areas of responsibility.

  • Oversee/administer ongoing training and manufacturing line operator certification process.

  • Verify that all product quality checks are completed to meet acceptable quality standards.

  • Ensure continuous operation of blown film extruding and bag converting lines,  maintaining production levels within scrap targets.

  • Implement cost-effective systems to reduce and control operating expenditures, maintenance and repair expenses

  • Advise supervisors on issues including safety, security, employee relations, scheduling, and training,

  • Ensure supervisors are adhering to company policy and administering practices in a fair and equitable manner.

  • Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy, consulting with Human Resources as appropriate.


  • Maintain excellent communication with and accountability to the President of the company

  • Maintain excellent communication with direct reports and associates on all shifts, within areas of responsibility through regular shift meetings, attendance at huddle meetings, phone, email, etc.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships in a cooperative and professional manner with all levels of staff and customers

  • Establish a regular reporting schedule to track initiatives



  • Direct activities so that products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

  • Ensure quality standards for products, equipment, and operator performance are maintained.



Safety & Compliance

  • Establish expectations and provide leadership in meeting our goal of zero reportable incidents.

  • Meet regularly with safety vendors/consultants to assure safety culture is well established and best practices are considered.   Attend seminars as needed.

  • Ensure the company remains compliant with all OSHA regulations.

  • Incorporate shop-floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel to maintain and meet the safety goal of zero recordable incidents and good housekeeping practices.


  • ​Maintain 24/7 on-call availability for urgent issues that may arise

  • Other duties may be assigned


Resumes and inquiries can be sent to 

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