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Candidates from the newsletter of April 12, 2021


To speak with any of these candidates contact Ray Swiatecki at 800-548-3506 ext. 3275 or

Email ray@swiftrecruiters.com


87244 Production Supervisor – This Georgia-based folding carton production supervisor is looking for new openings in northern Georgia, southern Tennessee or Jacksonville, FL

  • Detail-oriented, quality-driven professional well-versed in all aspects of production, including inventory management, quality improvement, sales, operations management, safety programs, scheduling and maintenance
  • Technically skilled in using MS Office products and SAP
  • Exhibit cutting edge leadership, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills with a unique ability to multitask and plan in a logical, systematic manner
  • Experienced in training, motivating and managing a diverse workforce to peak their performance and ensure quality, accurate records for maintenance and personnel files
  • Focused and analytical with a strong ability to think critically and act tactically in high-pressure, time-critical situations
  • Proven ability to quickly analyze indicators and develop strategies to benefit the bottom line
  • Drives process improvements and growth while sustaining the quality of production and maintenance
  • Credited with setting strategic direction and policy as well as managing key performance indicators, operational analysis, inventory management, production and logistics, training and scheduling, P&L management and customer service
  • Recognized for maintaining profitable operations through implementation of innovative solutions, utilization of cause analysis, decrease in labor inefficiencies and upholding the highest ethical standards
  • Armed with a hands-on, lead-by-example technique that fosters a culture of teamwork, shared mission and dedication to operational excellence


41133 Sales Representative – Candidate is experienced in selling packaging supplies and equipment and is looking for new opportunity covering Savannah, GA to Charleston SC

  • Won the award for new customers by an outside sales representative for four years

  • Over $2 million in sales for four consecutive years

  • First sales representative to reach $1 million in sales in under five years

  • Second sales representative to reach $2 million in sales in company history

  • Three-time winner of the Peak Performers Club honoring the top 10% in sales performance

  • 12-time winner of National Sales Excellence Award


87074 Plant Manager/Superintendent – This person also has additional experience as a corrugator supervisor and is looking for an opportunity in northeast Ohio

  • Oversees performance of shift supervisors and leads team of 40 employees
  • Oversees the proper training and staffing of plant positions
  • Oversees environmental and safety compliance
  • Ensures quality systems are in place and comply with customer specifications
  • Manages production of customer product on timely basis per schedule
  • Implements, maintains and supports all company policies and procedures, including safety program and union contract
  • Ensures a safe work environment for all employees
  • Schedules plant production and employees
  • Responsible for budgeting and equipment purchases


56356 Sales Representative – This Texas candidate is experienced in sales of extruded PE films, shrink film, bags, roll stock and a wide array of similar products nationwide

  • High-performance sales professional with extensive achievements building loyal customers with integrity, perseverance and value through in-depth flexible packaging solutions to drive company targeted sales opportunities and develop new business with in the food industry
  • Currently manages a $3.5 million territory and recently generated, developed, and trialed new high barrier film projects to convertors with over $1.3 million in current and in-process sales
  • First US hire to introduce and develop company’s shrink films/bags to food processors of meat and cheese
  • Customer base included slaughterers and processors of fresh red meat, smoked meats/sausage and bone-in/boneless pork accounts


77446 Production Supervisor – Candidate has a strong background in printing press operation and is looking for an opportunity in the St. Louis area

  • Proven production supervisor with 25+ years of technical aptitude
  • Experienced in flexographic printing, machine operation and developing new converting applications
  • Proven ability to allocate resources, optimize production and increase output with a hands-on approach
  • Articulate and professional problem solver with exceptional communication and strong training and instructional abilities


87044 Customer Service/Estimating – This person has 20 years of experience in the corrugated industry and looking to move from North Carolina to Florida

  • Skilled thought leader with a deep understanding of the packaging industry, including customer service, production job specification, scheduling and quality control
  • High ability to multitask and work independently and within teams in fast-paced, high volume environments
  • Skilled in utilizing technical tools to perform duties
  • Excellent work performance and attendance record
  • Keenly attuned individual, always looking at the team's performance, the project and the organization
  • Provides exceptional client engagement with integrity while delivering to commitments


66505 Sales Representative – Candidate is experienced in selling BOPP films nationally to printers and manufacturers and is located in Pennsylvania

  • Responsible for sales in North America – beverage and food labels
  • Grew customer business by 25% in beverage label market
  • Obtained new film opportunities in the food market – new films for applications
  • Participates in annual expositions and sales conferences in order to network and develop new and existing business opportunities
  • Provided technical support to customers and provided resolutions or alternatives in order to alleviate processing or product problems
  • Solicited new business opportunities in order to grow business volume and sales


82361 Flexographic Manager – This manager with shift supervisor, pressroom supervisor and operator training experience knows Mark Andy, Nilpeter, Auquaflex and Webtron, and is looking for a first shift opportunity; currently located in Florida and will relocate to Southeast or Southwest

  • Knowledge of use, operations and maintenance of flexographic printing presses
  • Able to print and coach personnel on running tickets, labels, boxes, shrink sleeves, etc.
  • Printing experience on different types of materials
  • Team player
  • High emphasis on maintaining high quality product
  • Strong error detection and problem solving skills
  • Able to train newly joined workers and guide their activities
  • Able to teach and train new press operators to be efficient and maintain the highest quality in the trade
  • Knowledge of ink chemistry/color matching UV/WB ink
  • Continuous improvement and Six Sigma Green Belt certified
  • ISO process knowledge
  • 5S lean manufacturing best practices
  • Scheduling and purchasing
  • Flexographic improvement process knowledge
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project and Excel, as well as Label Traxx


87420 Plant Manager/Operations – Candidate is experienced in specialty print and packaging/labels/cartons in the pharmaceutical industry; located in the Philadelphia area and would relocate for a middle management position

  • Plant/operations leadership (up to 150 employees)
  • Production and capacity planning
  • Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt certified)
  • Supply chain and materials management (CSCP certified)
  • Lean implementation, VSM and kaizen
  • cGMP shop floor inspections and turnarounds
  • SOPs/technical writing
  • Investigating, deviations and CAPAs
  • Leadership, coaching and change management
  • Production and capacity planning
  • Project management (capital planning/implementation)
  • Clean room knowledge
  • Plant/facilities engineering and maintenance
  • Internal and external regulatory inspections
  • Raw material and component management
  • Change controls and equipment qualification (IOQ/PQ)
  • Continuous process and packaging validation (PQ/PV)
  • Quality compliance/root cause analysis/FMEA/8D
  • Concepts of production velocity/throughput
  • Operational and business turnarounds


87165 Sales Representative/New Business Development – Candidate sells protective packaging and packaging distribution products such as stretch, shrink, cartons, equipment, labels and corner board in the Chicago area

  • Client-centric, growth-minded business development manager with over 25 years of sales experience serving the manufacturing, logistics, redistribution, food and beverage industries
  • Highly motivated, utilizing a challenger sales and ownership mentality to consistently exceed performance expectations in a competitive marketplace
  • Employs influential and persuasive communication techniques (written and verbal) to cultivate relationships with channel partners and negotiate large contracts with key decision makers
  • Present complex metrics (face-to-face and virtually) to all levels of an organization and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Recognized as a trusted resource to facilitate troubleshooting, servicing and operational support
  • Leads by example, providing valuable motivation, mentoring and coaching for junior team members
  • Core competencies include proposal creation, new product introductions, value propositions, customer training, contract closing, competitive analysis, market trends, emotional intelligence, Salesforce CRM, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and virtual meetings (Zoom)


87403 Die Cutter – This person is experienced with Bobst Mastercut and 142ER, 104ER and 102ER, and is looking for an opportunity in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point area in NC

  • Sets up, operates and maintains Bobst Mastercut 2.1
  • Interprets documents such as safety rules
  • Leads and coordinates efforts of crew, as well as training other crew members
  • Positions cutters, dies, materials and surfaces to initiate the cutting of specific shapes and sizes, and ensures maximum utilization of material
  • Operates all necessary testing equipment related to corrugated and cutting
  • Effective use of measurements and tools to verify conformance to specifications
  • Loads and stacks according to size, shape and quantity
  • Basic computer skills/data entry
  • Applies common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Able to multi-task, troubleshoot, problem solve and utilize critical thinking
  • Reviews, interprets and understands content of job jackets specific to customer orders
  • Completes all orders and assignments in a timely and accurate manner


86220 Folder/Gluer Operator – This operator is experienced in folding cartons and is looking for an opportunity in the Atlanta region to Alabama line

  • Examines completed work to detect defects and verify conformance to work orders, and adjusts machinery as necessary to correct production problems
  • Adjusts guide assemblies, forming bars and folding mechanisms according to specifications, using hand tools
  • Starts machines and moves controls to regulate tension on pressure rolls, synchronize speed of machine components and adjust temperatures of glue or paraffin
  • Installs attachments to machines for gluing, folding, printing or cutting
  • Observes operation of various machines to detect and correct machine malfunctions such as improper forming, glue flow or pasteboard tension
  • Measures, spaces and sets saw blades, cutters and perforators according to product specifications
  • Disassembles machines to maintain, repair or replace broken or worn parts, using hand or power tools
  • Places rolls of paper or cardboard on machine feed tracks, and threads paper through gluing, coating and slitting rollers
  • Cuts products to specified dimensions using hand or power cutters
  • Lifts tote boxes of finished cartons, and dumps cartons into feed hoppers
  • Removes finished cores, and stacks or places them on conveyors for transfer to other work areas
  • Stamps products with information such as dates, using hand stamps or automatic stamping devices
  • Fills glue and paraffin reservoirs, ands position rollers to dispense glue onto paperboard
  • Monitors finished cartons as they drop from forming machines into rotating hoppers and then into gravity feed chutes in order to prevent jamming
  • Loads automatic stapling mechanisms
  • Operates Experts, Vision and Media fold


43290 Printing Operations Manager – Candidate is well versed in digital printing and management, and is looking for a new opportunity in operations, prepress or IT management in South Carolina

  • Management/administration
  • Team leadership/team building
  • Budgeting
  • Project management
  • Vendor relations
  • Printing operations management
  • Employee motivation
  • Purchasing
  • Customer service/customer relations
  • Estimating
  • Strategic planning
  • Contract negotiation
  • Scheduling job flow
  • Hiring, training, supervision and terminations
  • Performance reviews
  • Microsoft Office
  • Networking
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress and InDesign
  • Preps and Metrix
  • Imagesetting equipment
  • Creo CTP equipment
  • ESKO, Fuji Javelin, Rampage Rip and Agfa Apogee
  • Xerox iGen 3, Kodak EX300 and Ryobi 3985


87322 Operations Director/Scheduling/Purchasing – This person has expertise in the label industry and is located in Arizona but willing to relocate to Midwest, Southwest or West Coast

  • Operations leader with extensive experience delivering supply chain and procurement strategies that drive performance, strengthen teams and increase revenue with a focus on quality
  • Consistently analyzed data and processes to optimize materials and labor that maximize profits and implement continuous improvements
  • Fostered collaborative and cross-functional team environments to impact business results long-term
  • Completed work quickly, efficiently and correctly
  • Analyzed how, where and what was being purchased to determine optimal strategy
  • Ensured appropriate inventory was on hand while keeping waste to a minimum, thus improving overall margins
  • Analyzed production team’s strengths, equipment capabilities, processes and sales targets to determine the best course of action
  • Achieved sales targets, successfully identifying ways to hit that mark or realigning goals to meet company objectives
  • Managed full lifecycle flow of orders to optimize entire production processes
  • Communicated with vendors on turn times, housing common materials in house, adapting internal processes to short cut systems (if required), grouping orders and utilizing staff in multiple roles
  • Transitioned from hands on production to creating training and systems allowing the team to step up and carry the load
  • Empowered individuals in multiple departments to take on new responsibilities and bring new ideas to the table, increasing employee engagement and productivity


20801 Customer Service Manager/Logistics/Shipping – This Pennsylvania candidate has managed CSRs over single and multiple plants in the corrugated industry

  • Results-oriented manager with a track record of establishing and communicating a strong customer service focus
  • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills with an approachable management style that brings out the best in people
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Solution-focused approach to complex challenges
  • Genuine talent for communicating across all levels of the organization and acting as a liaison with customers, vendors and operations
  • Demanding negotiator with vendors to ensure lowest costs and proper service requirements


87126 Structural Designer – Candidate is experienced in corrugated brown box and displays with ArtiosCAD and Cape; located in Georgia and would consider relocation to the eastern US

  • Knowledgeable structural designer with 25 years of experience in both brown boxes and displays
  • Adept at designing for cost efficiency as well as ease of runability
  • Excellent communication skills and reliability
  • Works with customers and sales representatives to develop and produce prototypes
  • Works with production to develop best setup to run on the equipment
  • Works with tooling vendors to ensure dies are correct
  • Develops stacking patterns and correct board combinations for the project
  • Creates 3D specs and assembly instructions for customers or the fulfillment center
  • Proficient in Esko programs: ArtiosCAD/Cape
  • Customer relations
  • Project management
  • Sustainable design
  • Well versed in corrugated and folding cartons
  • Technical specification development
  • Cost take out





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