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Assistant Plant Manager (Metal-NA) 1


Roanoke, Virginia, US

Job ID:  14708
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Operations Management


Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide and employs close to 8,000 people and has annual revenue of approximately $2.7 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care and premium beverages.

Role Description:

This role oversees plant operations and acts as the backup to the Plant Manager. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Assist in developing and executing the local plant budget to exceed the business results.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the crew supervisors engaged in the production and processing of can/end production.
  • Develop daily operating plans, coordinate staff to lead maintenance, and production schedules in order to meet customer requirements. Review metrics and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Confer with supervisors to coordinate operations and activities throughout the operation. 
  • As necessary, inspect materials, product, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Determine best problem solving solution.
  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment and ensure supervisors train associates as necessary.
  • Ensure all associates adhere to production and processing standards.
  • Provide guidance to direct reports in resolving employee complaints and or grievances.
  • Ensure all Company procedures and policies applicable to the operation are enforced.
  • Ensure all production, quality, and maintenance systems are in working order.
  • Monitor and drive scrap and spoilage to a minimum.
  • Lead maintenance day activities.
  • Drive the annual performance review for direct reports.
  • The job requires having the desire to lead. The willingness to take charge, offer direction, opinions, and accept feedback. This job requires a high degree of personal accountability.
  • The job requires being honest and ethical in all related business decisions.
  • The position requires the ability to show concern for others, being sensitive to other’s needs, feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • The job requires a high degree of dependability, being reliable, responsible, and accountable for results.
  • The job requires a level of independence in developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision.
  • The position requires the ability to build a team spirit on several levels, and a positive work environment. 
  • The position requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills and influencing capabilities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline required.
  • Minimum 10 years in manufacturing with proven Plant Management experience.
  • 5-7 years in supervision, quality, and related areas in a high-speed manufacturing environment. 
  • Proactive employee relations leadership to include coaching and mentoring employees.
  • Responsible for setting the bar for operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production equipment and processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Administrative and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, employee relations, leadership techniques, in the coordination of people and resources.
  • Mechanical: Knowledge of machines, tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of Lean tools and principles is also desired.


At Trivium, people are the driving force in all our successes by bringing expertise and talent to help us stand out, achieving excellence through their commitment and drive and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in everything they do. Together, our goal is to be the number one choice for customers seeking sustainable metal packaging solutions.

Trivium Packaging is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.