For shrink-sleeve can orders placed week of 6/20/2022 through 6/26/2022, production lead time is estimated to be 4-5 weeks.

Can Plant Production Manager Apply Now

Austin, TX
Full time

Who is American Canning? 

American Canning is a team of energetic individuals with a shared passion for the craft beverage industry. We are based in Austin, TX but take pride in providing aluminum can packaging solutions to manufacturers worldwide through our mobile canning services, canning machine equipment, packaging supply distribution efforts, and unparalleled customer service. In 2022, we are looking forward to adding can manufacturing to our ecosystem.

What is the job? 

As the Can Plant Production Manager, you will be responsible for the state-of-the-art can plant production function across multiple shifts, as directed by management.

A successful candidate will be…

Safety Minded – Caring for our people and their safety is paramount.

A Coach –Build a team and keep them trained and engaged.

Excited to Create – This is a brand-new side of our business, and you must want to create training documents and teach others. You will be the first one in this role ever!

What will you do? 

  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the production function.
  • Responsible for execution of the production schedule with focus on customer requirements.
  • Support development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the can production and printing system.
  • Oversee receiving, use, and storage of all consumable materials related to machine operation and can production
  • Oversee receiving, storage, and processing of raw materials.
  • Manage development and execution of Preventative Maintenance Schedules for all equipment.
  • Ensure that the team is equipped with the proper tools and supplies to work efficiently.
  • Maintain and acquire additional equipment or resources to improve quality of the work, quality of the job, and efficiency of the work being done.
  • Maintain spare parts inventory, replacing and replenishing as parts are used.
  • Create, implement, and teach all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Can Plant Manufacturing.
  • Responsible for the overall safe performance of the Can Plant Production department by ensuring safety programs and procedures are followed.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the department, the group, and the company.
  • Maintain an awareness and comply with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace.
  • Understand, complete, and maintain environmental documentation or other documentation as directed (i.e., inspections, labeling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, etc.).
  • Comply with environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes.
  • Recognize waste streams and minimizes waste generation, through prudent use of materials, proper disposal, recycling, and segregation. Understand and practices proper accumulation and storage requirements for wastes.
  • Responsible for plant housekeeping.

What is required?

  • Manufacturing experience required in an industry with heavy equipment. Can manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related manufacturing role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: MRP production schedules; production principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures; company policies, procedures, and products; generally accepted managerial practices and procedures; business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations, and quality standards.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k + Matching)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (Vacation and Sick)
  • Paid Public Holidays
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Company supported continued education
  • Fun company get-togethers and department outings
  • Monthly cookouts at the office

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Operations expansion update

Phase 1 of our operations expansion is underway; we are moving warehouses this weekend. While our team is working hard to limit order impacts, lead times will be slightly extended this week (5 business days + transit time). Expedited shipping options and local customer pickup are anticipated to resume Tuesday, 3/15/2022. We appreciate your patience and look forward to better serving you soon.

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