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Production Manager – Molding Dept
Chicago, IL

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Production Manager – Molding

Greater Chicago (SW Suburb)


Positions Summary:  Fulfilling role as the Production Manager, where you will oversee the operations, including Molding, Finishing, Assembly, and Inventory Management. Your goal is to lead the team collaboratively to achieve safety, quality, delivery, and productivity goals with a team player mentality.



         Efficiently assign and prioritize work schedules.

         Mentor and coach employees for improved performance with genuine enthusiasm.

         Examine processes to optimize resource utilization with an innovative mindset.

         Meet daily production schedules and uphold a commitment to timely product and service delivery.

         Drive capacity and productivity improvements, injecting energy into the operational processes.

         Lead continuous improvement initiatives.

         Guide the team to achieve a higher First Pass Yield (FPY).

         Continuously reduce scrap year over year, analyze production costs to identify areas for improvement, sparking enthusiasm for efficiency.

         Ensure inventory accuracy and compliance with inventory management with precision.

         Oversee tooling maintenance and ensure timely equipment calibration with dedication.

         Create and manage the department’s budget, infusing excitement into financial management.

         Consistently apply performance management policies, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.

         Ensure completion of employees’ training with a commitment to continuous development.

         Coach and develop the next level of operations/production management and staff with passion.

         Ensure a safe plant operation in compliance with ISO codes of practice, promoting a culture of safety.

         Uphold the company’s Quality Vision Policy, ensuring every team member is on board with enthusiasm.

         Apply performance management policies consistently, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.  

         Ensure adherence to rules and workplace policies with a proactive and dynamic approach.



·       Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, technical field, or business management.

·       Molding experience is a MUST!

·       Demonstrate experience in process improvements with a passion for efficiency.

·       Combine formal training and experience in lean practices, operations management, and business acumen.

·       Possess strong leadership and organizational skills with a dynamic approach.

·       Exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).

·       Display a systematic understanding and data comprehension with a forward-thinking mindset.

·       Make independent and sound decisions with a proactive and energetic approach.

·       Apply excellent problem-solving skills with a creative and dynamic perspective and maintain a result-driven approach with a focus on achieving goals.

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