Plant Manager- Oversee and assist all production, QC, labor etc

RAIN Water Company, Aluminum Canned Water

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Experience greater career stability with an essential manufacturer that offers great pay and benefits. This is an opportunity to live and work in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, bottling spring water in truly sustainable aluminum packaging. 

We are a young, growing company.  The founder and president currently maintains the below role but growth demands he step away from production.  This is a vital role, requiring absolute trust and confidence to maintain the below responsibilities.  We are not requiring any formal education, where past experience would be valued greater.  If however you do not have any direct experience, a background and education in Engineering is preferred. 

We are looking for Plant Production Manager to run and manage all aspects of production.  Including but not limited to:

  • Production
    • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
    • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
    • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
    • Line time scheduling
    • Labor scheduling
    • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
    • Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
  • Equipment Maintenance
    • Follow PM schedules and constantly work to anticipate maintenance issues
    • Develop PM schedules for legacy equipment
  • Quality Control
    • Act as interim quality manager
    • Follow Food Safety practices developed by plant leadership
    • Ensure employees maintain and follow GMPs
  • Raw materials inventory and reorder
    • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
    • Manage vendors and supplies
  • Operations
    • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Commit to plant safety procedures
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Address employees’ issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements
  • Influence and learn from below
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
  • Provide weekly production updates to leadership
    • Set and report on production quotas
    • Find opportunities to improve productivity
  • Be hands on while plant is in production, work alongside labor as their peer and leader

Essential Skills:

  • Computer skills
    • GSuite (preferred but not required)
    • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bottling Machinery knowledge
  • Electrical knowledge
  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Ability to run packaging and bottling equipment
  • Plumbing and water handling knowledge
  • Ability to read and write
  • Ability to climb stairs and silos
  • Ability to stand for entire shift
  • Ability to lift 30+ lbs boxes
  • Work overtime when needed

Essential Functions:


  • Packaging equipment operation
  • Bottling, case-packing, capping, material handling
  • Housekeeping, hosing down floors, moping, sweeping, emptying trash, picking up trash, etc
    • Will likely be delegated, but we do not want someone who is too proud to push a broom
  • Facilties maintenance
  • Equipment cleaning and predictive maintenance
  • Clear equipment jams
  • Ensure quality product
  • Keep floor drains cleaned out and covers on drains.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work production line
  • Previous bottling or manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Forklift license is a plus

About the Company:

Founded in 2018, Reign Water Company is on a mission to end our dependance on single use plastics. While convenient bottled water is one of the largest contributors to our plastic waste problem, we aim to change that. Plastic free natural spring water is what we are creating a Reign Water. The most sustainable thing to happen to bottled water, is aluminum. Single sourced pure mountain spring water, bottled in aluminum for plastic free oceans and bodies.

Job Type: Full-time

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