Production Coordinator
Job Type

Join the Western Container Hattiesburg team and begin molding your future today! The ever-evolving team is looking for a Production Coordinator to join us.

For more than 35 years the Western Container team has been ensuring that Cola-Cola Bottlers have the highest quality preforms and bottles available to them. Western Container is a $400 million supplier of PET plastic bottles to the #1 soft drink brand in the world - Coca-Cola. We supply over 5.8 billion bottles and preforms annually to Coke bottlers throughout the western United States.

Our Mission is to maximize value for our Coca-Cola shareholders by providing the lowest cost, high quality and service, and an assurance of supply for them. Our plants are highly automated with new technology being introduced regularly. Our team is highly collaborative and motivated. Together we strive to keep our Core Values of Personal Responsibility, Professional Behavior, Mutual Respect, and Integrity at the forefront of what we do each day.

What to expect as a Production Coordinator

Production Coordinators help to ensure the day to day activities of for Blow Molding and Injection production run smoothly. This position works with the Warehouse team to ensure shipping and logistical issues are addressed as necessary. Coordinators monitor quality, production, safety, supplies, member performance and critical items for the production day. Coordinators guide corrective action as needed.

The position will also ensure a safe and secure environment is maintained for all members by heightening safety awareness through the training and feedback of safe working techniques and housekeeping practice. Coordinators will also review the performance of direct reports and use excellent interpersonal skills to coach, teach and motivate others. Production data will be entered into computer system daily.

Why Western?

Available Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage, Health Savings Accounts with WCC contributions for qualified members. Up to 6% dollar-for-dollar matching 401K program. Earn while you learn, annual training and development opportunities provided by WCC as well as career advancement, and tuition reimbursement programs offered. 10 paid holidays. Paid sick time, bereavement and jury duty leave available. Generous time off policy with 40+ hours of personal time within your first year of employment and 80+ hours in your second year. Western Container sponsored short-term disability, long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverage. Uniforms and laundry service provided. Frequent member activities and annual family days. Member discount programs and more!


Bachelor’s degree preferred. In lieu of degree, must have at least three years of supervisory experience in a high-speed automated manufacturing plant. Must have mechanical aptitude, basic computer skills and have good written and verbal communication skills.

Key Requirements:

  • Coaching, mentoring, and supporting production personnel
  • Ability to foster a strong work ethic in an environment built on teamwork and continuous improvement
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Total shift flexibility is a must
  • Basic computer knowledge/ skill including Microsoft Office Suite

Who are you?

Someone interested in a manufacturing career with an opportunity for career advancement. A team player, continuous improvement, open communication, and collaboration are a part of the day-to-day life at Western. Someone motivated to jump right in and learn new skills, that also enjoys problem-solving. You are willing to work 12-hour shifts with prolonged periods of standing, able to push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds.

Salary Description
$55,000 0 $60,000/ Annually