Plant Manager

Kent Adhesive Products Company (KAPCO) is a growing company in Kent Ohio.


KAPCO is a custom coater and converter of flexible pressure-sensitive materials. Founded in 1974 in Kent, Ohio, KAPCO is an innovative business that continues to define higher standards for adhesive applications. All of the company's operations are located in a modern 120,000-square-foot facility.


We are currently seeking a Plant Manager to contribute to our growth. Potential candidates must have a good work ethic, be a team player and exhibit a positive attitude.


Our ideal candidate is someone who will strive for excellence, will focus on the customer, and do the right thing. They will be flexible and want to be part of the solution.


The Plant Manager will be responsible for supervising and directing all manufacturing personnel, efficient scheduling of all work centers, staffing for production schedules, safety procedures, prioritizing equipment maintenance repairs, and following company policies and procedures. Leads, promotes and facilitates continuous development activities with production employees to drive the use of best manufacturing practices leading to cost savings, waste elimination and improved employee performance.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides general leadership, direction, and coaching for direct reports and their departments.
  • Works with each supervisor to assure the assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget and appropriate cost control activities are performed; monitors expenditures in assigned areas to assure sound fiscal control, and takes corrective action when required.
  • Manages and supervises the plant, to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and operator assignments.
  • Trains, motivates, evaluates and sets goals for manufacturing direct reports; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
  • Design, implement, foster, and maintain LEAN and continuous improvement programs in support of best practices and efficient and effective manufacturing processes.
  • Collect, advise, and report on the plant performance metrics, obsolescence, inventory goals and related data to ensure data driven decision making.
  • Develop work procedures, and work schedules to maximize plant efficiencies.
  • Performs cost control and cost-out activities; ensures effective and efficient use of personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for completeness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and submits reports as may be requested by Senior Management group, President, and Board of Directors.
  • Performs projects as assigned.
  • Maintain knowledge of and effectively utilize various databases and ERP system.
  • Maintains facility cleanliness.
  • Performs a variety of project work, focusing on throughput, quality, new processes, material handling, safety, and other projects as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Recommends policy suggestions for adoption by corporate officials.
  • Serves as a member of a variety of employee committees
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, and/or engineering
  • Five (5) years manufacturing management experience.
  • Relevant combination of education and experience
  • Considerable knowledge of modern manufacturing management systems and policies, practices of business administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of plant and office support management.
  • Skill in operating computer, calculator, telephone, copier, and internet.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports.
  • Carry out assigned projects to their completion.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees.

We offer comprehensive compensation that includes health, life, long term disability, 401K and vacation.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Plant Manager

Kent Adhesive Products Company (KAPCO) is a growing company in Kent Ohio.


KAPCO is a custom coater and converter of flexible pressure-sensitive materials. Founded in 1974 in Kent, Ohio, KAPCO is an innovative business that continues to define higher standards for adhesive applications. All of the company's operations are located in a modern 120,000-square-foot facility.


We are currently seeking a Plant Manager to contribute to our growth. Potential candidates must have a good work ethic, be a team player and exhibit a positive attitude.


Our ideal candidate is someone who will strive for excellence, will focus on the customer, and do the right thing. They will be flexible and want to be part of the solution.


The Plant Manager will be responsible for supervising and directing all manufacturing personnel, efficient scheduling of all work centers, staffing for production schedules, safety procedures, prioritizing equipment maintenance repairs, and following company policies and procedures. Leads, promotes and facilitates continuous development activities with production employees to drive the use of best manufacturing practices leading to cost savings, waste elimination and improved employee performance.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides general leadership, direction, and coaching for direct reports and their departments.
  • Works with each supervisor to assure the assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget and appropriate cost control activities are performed; monitors expenditures in assigned areas to assure sound fiscal control, and takes corrective action when required.
  • Manages and supervises the plant, to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and operator assignments.
  • Trains, motivates, evaluates and sets goals for manufacturing direct reports; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
  • Design, implement, foster, and maintain LEAN and continuous improvement programs in support of best practices and efficient and effective manufacturing processes.
  • Collect, advise, and report on the plant performance metrics, obsolescence, inventory goals and related data to ensure data driven decision making.
  • Develop work procedures, and work schedules to maximize plant efficiencies.
  • Performs cost control and cost-out activities; ensures effective and efficient use of personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for completeness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and submits reports as may be requested by Senior Management group, President, and Board of Directors.
  • Performs projects as assigned.
  • Maintain knowledge of and effectively utilize various databases and ERP system.
  • Maintains facility cleanliness.
  • Performs a variety of project work, focusing on throughput, quality, new processes, material handling, safety, and other projects as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Recommends policy suggestions for adoption by corporate officials.
  • Serves as a member of a variety of employee committees
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, and/or engineering
  • Five (5) years manufacturing management experience.
  • Relevant combination of education and experience
  • Considerable knowledge of modern manufacturing management systems and policies, practices of business administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of plant and office support management.
  • Skill in operating computer, calculator, telephone, copier, and internet.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports.
  • Carry out assigned projects to their completion.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees.

We offer comprehensive compensation that includes health, life, long term disability, 401K and vacation.


Equal Opportunity Employer