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Production Manager

Location : Itasca, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
Required Education : Bachelor's preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

We are poised to grow by entering new markets, launching new products, and expanding relationships with existing customers.  Maintaining and expanding our strong quality and efficient production is key to achieving that growth.  We are seeking a talented, hands-on professional to enhance our Operations Team.



Production Manager is responsible daily operations of the production floor.  He/She works in a fast-paced environment to ensure smooth operation and efficient process by monitoring employees and organizing workflows. Manager must comprehend complex operations in a book-and-turn, short-lead time environment.  Manager should be able to optimize day to day activities while minimizing the costs.  Provide statistics to Vice President of Operations and seeks opportunities for improvement.



·       Set daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicate them to employees

·       Organize daily workflow by assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules

·       Oversee and coach employees

·       Check production output according to specifications

·       Submit reports on performance and progress

·       Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements

·       Train new employees on critical equipment and procedures

·       Enforce strict safety guidelines and company standards



Required Qualifications :

·       Proven experience as Production Manager or similar role

·       Experience in using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools

·       Familiarity with lean manufacturing practices / tools, with track record of driving impact in a lean environment

·       Ability to work across functional areas, including manufacturing, engineering, quality, and service to accomplish objectives

·       Strong communication skills

·       Functional fluency in Spanish required




·       2-3 years hands-on managerial experience in a configure-to-order manufacturing environment

·       5+ years general experience in manufacturing operations

·       Organizational skills and willingness to assume accountability for plant practices

·       Associates degree or equivalent in relevant field preferred




·       Proficiency with applicable software such as MSOffice

·       Experience with production scheduling systems (MES) or equivalent




·       Base salary commensurate with experience

·       Eligible for Personal Performance Bonus + Company-wide profit sharing

·       Fully paid employee health and basic life insurance

·       401k- 100% company match up to 10% (after 1 yr.)

·       Paid Vacation

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