AJM Packaging Corporation

Manufacturing Management Trainee

Position Type
Full Time
Location : Location
US-CA-El Cajon


AJM Packaging Corporation is a leading manufacturer of branded and private label paper products including plates, bowls, cups, and bags. As we continue to grow and expand our operations, we are looking to add Engineering Management Trainee's to our plants in El Cajon, CA!


Benefits: At AJM, our comprehensive benefits package truly sets us apart. This position is eligible for company paid medical insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield), dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K matching plan, tuition reimbursement and employee referral programs. Plus, AJM provides company paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays.


  • Participate in a hands on program to gain experience and knowledge of production; scheduling; inventory; warehousing; maintenance; and quality control operations
  • Participation will require everything from shadowing other employees to working specific jobs that can range production line work, to machine maintenance to scheduling and more; other examples include: Assist management and supervisors in the planning, coordinating and managing of the entire plant and its staff in such a manner as to ensure that all company objectives and production goals are continually met
  • Monitor preventative machinery and facility maintenance program for compliance of schedule and performance of duties. Review inventory levels
  • Learn how to and actually order or make procurement requests for any needed production materials, supplies, equipment, tools, replacement parts or similar items
  • Review overall operation and processes and provide assessments
  • Be able to offer recommendations for improvement and how to implement changes
  • Act as a facilitator for the implementation of process or organizational change
  • Learn supervisory techniques and strengthen supervisory skills; this will include but not limited to: designating work assignments, providing work instruction, reviewing completed work and providing input for performance appraisals
  • Ensure that staff strictly adheres to all safety rules, guidelines and procedures
  • Provide continuing oversight and training of staff in order to increase their levels of knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Contribute to facility transformation, technology transfer and ongoing maintenance of mixed model lines or value streams
  • Participation in the conception and planning of new plants, production lines, equipment modifications as well as the continuous improvement of the operations
  • Analyze machinery, equipment, floor space, layouts and manufacturing methods to increase efficiency, safety, quality, and reduce costs Complete all other duties the Supervisor deems necessary


  • Degree in Engineering or Operations preferred; previous manufacturing and/or supervisory experience beneficial
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Be mechanically inclined
  • Be able to use hand tools
  • Be able to perform all the physical components of the position, with reasonable accommodation if required
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • While this position has no direct supervisory reports, it will need to be able to learn and eventually perform all supervisory duties
  • Supervisory responsibilities to learn include: designating work assignments; reviewing work; establishing deadlines; providing instruction; training employees; conducting performance appraisals; addressing and resolving personnel issues and interviewing and selecting job candidates

About Us

About AJM Packaging Corporation: AJM Packaging is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of disposable paper products including paper plates, cups, bowls, and bags. For more than 60 years, we have invested in our company and our people. We are proud to create over 3,000 jobs in our eight manufacturing plants strategically located across the USA, and our corporate office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Despite our growth, we are still a family-owned and operated business and we remain committed to providing the reliable service and quality that has been important to AJM since the day our founders started the business.

Career Development: At AJM, we realize we will only go as far as our employees take us and, for that reason, we invest millions of dollars every year on both classroom and on-the-job training to develop our employees’ skills and promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement. There are no barriers to impede your progress here and no ceilings to halt your advance. You’ll control your own destiny and we will help you reach your full potential with both in-house development programs and tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate level college studies. See where your AJM journey will take you.

Working at AJM during COVID-19: AJM is proud to have been designated a critical infrastructure employer and, as such, has remained open throughout the global pandemic supplying disposable paper products and packaging to supermarkets, club stores, restaurants, pharmacies and other retailers, wholesalers, distributors and institutions. In order to fulfill our customer commitments and our obligation to the country, we had to, first, ensure the health and safety of our dedicated employees while they were on the job. Towards that end we quickly developed and installed a robust Coronavirus containment and mitigation program employing all the tools at our disposal, including, but not limited to, face masks, gloves, daily temperature checks and questionnaires, common touchpoint sanitation, testing, contact tracing and quarantine.

Application Process: For immediate consideration, apply directly, send your resume/information to greatjobs@ajmpack.com, or call us at 833.562.7256.

AJM Packaging Corporation is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and as an equal opportunity employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or other legally protected status.


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