Silgan Production Supervisor / Manager Trainee - Riverside Plant (Modesto, CA) in MODESTO, California

Silgan Containers is deeply committed to quality of products and services and to its people. We are on the leading edge, out-in-front of the competition and invite seasoned professionals to explore unparalleled career opportunities with us. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package, training, professional development programs, and a success growth path across multiple locations in California and across the U.S.A.

Join the team that makes the containers and packaging that most prestigious food companies rely on to safely deliver and protect foods’ nutrition and quality.

Position Summary:

The Silgan Containers Production Supervisor/Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher Management levels/positions within the organization. The position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes. The position will also require strong communication and Leadership skills.

The Silgan Containers PMDP is designed for Production Supervisor/Management Trainees who are self-motivated individuals that work well with little to no supervision. The position is designed to assimilate both entry-level through mastery-level Management Trainees into the Silgan Manufacturing environment over time.

While the position will not have any immediate subordinates, the successful candidate will be required to learn, understand, and positively impact 5 Key Plant Control Factors; Safety, Quality, Standard Operating Requirements, Employee Relations and Operational Excellence Tools.

The Production Supervisor/Management Trainee position is based at our Riverside Manufacturing Plant in Modesto, CA.

Essential Job Requirements:

  1. Safety- Learn & train personnel. Learn & apply written safety procedures. Observe work areas. Review & learn investigative processes. Learn Safety Procedures/rules

  2. Quality- Learn & apply SPC principles & Basic Quality Tools (diagrams, flow/run/control charts, analysis, and etc.)

  3. Standard Operating Procedures- Learn & Train in procedures, Learn & maximize productivity throughout, learn & manage equipment, learn factory organization, enforce SOP's, learn & review standard reporting

  4. Employee Relations- Develop & mentor employees. Direct & assign work, administer labor contract and compliance. Foster positive workplace. Communicate effectively

  5. Operational Excellence (OpEx) - Learn & administer established standards. Inspection of work- force, material usage & production. Analyze reports


High School/Trade School (or relevant work/training experience)


Entry-level (0) to Mastery-level (10 plus) years experience

Required Skills:

Administration, Leadership, Communication, Technical Skill, Influencing Others, Development, Performance Management

Preferred Skills:

Statistical Knowledge, Computer Knowledge, Problem Solving, Visual mechanics (blue prints and descriptions)

Physical Requirements:

Exposure to heat, cold, dust, noise, chemicals, overtime, Shift work, and travel

Physically capable of lifting, flexing, bending, and climbing as necessary to carry out responsibilities including instruction to other employees

Requisition ID: 9644