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Production Management Trainee

Silgan Containers

Silgan Containers

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Join Silgan Containers today as a Production Manager Trainee and enter the ranks of highly motivated people to learn the art of can-making.

This position is designed for early career and experienced manufacturing professionals with solid technical and mechanical aptitudes, effective communication and management skills, knowledge of complex manufacturing operations, and the ability to operate successfully within a fast-paced and dynamic production environment.

What we offer you:

  • Fair and modest salary.
  • A stable, reliable, and environmentally conscious company.
  • Continuing education with opportunities for advancement.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan.
  • Paid time off.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Add-on benefits include pet insurance, telemedicine, and specialty programs to treat diabetes, hypertension, and more.

What you’ll do:

  • Complete a 9–12-month technical training program where you will learn the art of can-making and...
  • Assist upper management with day-to-day operations.
  • Apply safety procedures, observe work areas for safety improvements, and carry out investigative processes.
  • Write reports and hold discussions with plant management to learn can and end manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Use basic quality tools and the standards of statistical process control to improve production outcomes.
  • Develop and train staff.
  • Manage equipment, material usage, production, and people.

We need you to have:

  • High school diploma or GED, associate/bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools.
  • 1+ year of supervisory experience.
  • Solid technical and mechanical aptitude.
  • Organizational and management abilities.
  • Efficient and effective communication and social skills.
  • A results-focused approach with solid problem-solving skills.
  • Sound critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Able to multitask and assist with decision-making.
  • Basic computer knowledge, including statistical knowledge.

Who we are:

  • America's largest metal food packaging producer.
  • A company that strives toward sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint, selecting like-minded suppliers, and providing recyclable products.
  • Silgan Containers has set sustainability targets through 2030 to source more renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and divert our waste from landfills to foster environmental stewardship.

Apply today.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.