AJM Packaging Corporation

Assistant Plant Manager

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 seeking an Assistant Plant Manager to join our manufacturing leadership team! We are seeking a professional with a passion for production management excellence, and a leadership tool set assist in the day-to-day management of one of AJM's most productive paper plate and paper bowl manufacturing plants.


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.


  • Assist in leading a team of nearly 300 employees in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Ensuring our products are top quality by implementing and following Lean Manufacturing principles and 5S.
  • Leadership and optimization responsibility for production management, quality assurance, inventory, warehousing, shipping and receiving, and product launch.
  • Seeking a driven professional interested in growing their career into the Plant Manager role over time.


  • 10 plus years of plant leadership experience in a high volume manufacturing environment, professionals, quality experience is a plus
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Manufacturing or a related field; MBA is a plus
  • A history of success in a hands-on, manufacturing focused, high speed manufacturing environment Strong leadership abilities and a commitment to mentor and develop throughout the organization
  • An ongoing customer service focus, with a deep commitment to meeting customer expectations and rigorous delivery schedules
  • A passion for optimizing operations and ensuring high levels of product quality Excellent communications skills and the ability to drive and set expectations and ongoing operational improvements

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: Protecting you, protecting others. We believe our employees deserve to thrive in an environment protected from COVID-19. At AJM, vaccines are offered and required for this role.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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