Plant Manager

Job Location

Osage City, KS US


515 S 4th St (Osage City), KS 66523

Job Category

Operations Management & Quality


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
Manages and oversees overall plant operations which may include finance, manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, materials, quality assurance/control, human resources and information systems. Makes recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations. May be required to meet certain certifications in field.


Essential to this Position

Manage and oversee all aspects of the manufacturing site(s) including safety, quality, cost, manufacturing, engineering, materials, human resources, and information systems. Drive performance metrics through the execution of goals and objectives. Implement solutions to improve all aspects of the business unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Lead day to day operations of the facility including EH&S, distribution, production, profitability, quality, and scheduling.

2. Build a high performing workforce in which individual contributions are maximized through collaborative efforts.

3. Establish and implement organizational policies, processes, and procedures.

4. Implement flexible manufacturing systems to meet changing customer needs that maintain a standard of reliability and reduces the cost of conversion.

5. Identify capital requirements to deploy technologies that are adaptive and developmental in maintaining a competitive position.

6. Confer with plant personnel to review activity and operating reports to determine changes in programs or operations.

7. Oversee continuous improvement activities supporting LEAN manufacturing and establishing continuous improvement teams to targeted areas of improvement.

8. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Ability to handle the stress of working with others.

2. Ability to be available outside of normal work hours.

3. Ability to assess employee performance and coach and develop others.

4. Ability to lead by example.

5. Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of roles.

6. Ability to meet customer expectations.

7. Ability to implement strategies for cost reduction, quality improvement, and on-time shipments.

8. Knowledge of SAP or equivalent system.

9. Knowledge of an ISO 9000 or QS 9000 system.

10. Knowledge of methods, accepted practices, considerations, and regulatory requirements associated with the safety and protection of the employees, environment, and site.

Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Bachelor’s Degree
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
At least 8 years relevant experience required.
About ORBIS Corporation Menasha Corporation ( is a leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider specializing in retail merchandising, packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services. Menasha Corporation’s products and services are used by major food, beverage, consumer products, personal care, pharmaceutical, beauty and cosmetics, automotive, heavy equipment, and agriculture companies. Established in 1849, Menasha Corporation is one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies. 

Menasha Packaging is North America’s largest independent, retail-focused corrugated packaging and merchandising solutions provider. Menasha Packaging designs, prints and produces customized packaging, high-end graphic displays and merchandising material, e-commerce packaging, and provides pack-out, fulfillment and supply chain services to retailers and leading global consumer packaged goods companies.  

ORBIS is a leading provider of reusable plastic packaging products and supply chain packaging management services in North America. ORBIS designs and produces plastic reusable totes, bulk containers, pallets, and custom products, including protective interiors and metal racks. ORBIS’s products and services are a critical component of manufacturing and retail supply chains for the automotive, industrial, agriculture, retail, beverage, and bakery markets.   

Menasha Corporation’s culture of focusing on employees, operating responsibly, and serving customers is best outlined in the company’s Corporate Responsibility Report, produced annually and available on our website at

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ORBIS Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. ORBIS Corporation shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.   As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer, we request priority referrals of qualified protected veterans, qualified individuals with disabilities, qualified minority candidates, and qualified female candidates for job openings at ORBIS Corporation.