Plant Manager Employment | Management Recruiters | Extrusion Blow Molding

Kappa Search Inc. is a technical recruiting agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, operations and management recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Plant Manager with extensive extrusion blow molding (EBM) experience.


  • Manage production supervisory personnel – leading team meetings, tracking production data, correcting and maintaining production based on data.
  • Set and maintain optimum extrusion parameters to achieve production volume goals at the highest quality level with the lowest cost
  • Technical troubleshooting and problem solving with extrusion blow molding  machines when necessary.
  • Monitor and control equipment. Ensure maximum EBM machine uptime
  • Monitor and control material usage
  • Ensure PM of existing production equipment and make recommendations for capital equipment and continuous process improvements.
  • Develop and implement production schedules for plant employees
  • Create, implement and manage new safety procedures.
  • Update and test of new or alternative raw materials.
  • Develop and implement continuous training and development programs for plant employees
  • Ensure appropriate tooling and equipment preventative maintenance.


  • Several years technical and/or management experience in Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM), Bekum and Uniloy preferred.
  • Additional experience in single step PET a decided advantage.
  • Five years experience as a Plant Manager
  • Ability to quickly size-up situations, develop a vision and plans and hold staff accountable to produce results.
  • Change leadership: Promote teamwork and cohesion
  • Strong P&L analysis experience. Must be able to efficiently navigate a cost sheet
  • Strong customer focus and presentation qualities
  • Passion for root cause problem-solving and implementation of corrective measures
  • Results driven, metrics oriented
  • Experience in implementing LEAN management tools and systems.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements in operating a Process Safety Management facility
  • Prior experience leading a 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • Ability to manage effectively in an environment of constantly changing priorities and customer order requirements