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Production Supervisor
Chicago, IL

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$75,000 - $100,000 / yr

Job Title: Production Supervisor – 1st Shift (Painting Focus)

Location: Chicago, IL

About Us: With over fifty years of commitment to excellence, we’ve become a cornerstone in the automotive manufacturing industry. As we continue to grow, we’re seeking a dedicated Production Supervisor for our day shift, with a strong focus on painting expertise. If you’re passionate about automotive paint and powder coat processes and thrive in a dynamic environment, we want you on our team.

Why Join Us? We offer a balanced work-life schedule, with a standard 45-hour workweek and rare overtime demands. Your dedication will be rewarded with excellent benefits, including a 401K with a generous match and comprehensive BCBS medical coverage.

Salary: $85K – $95K annually, plus bonus potential


  • Lead a team of 50 employees across two robotic paint lines and one manual paint area, ensuring adherence to quality and safety standards in automotive painting.
  • Collaborate with fellow managers to optimize productivity and maintain a positive work environment within the automotive manufacturing setting.
  • Monitor production metrics and implement strategies to improve efficiency and reduce waste in both robotic and manual automotive paint processes.
  • Drive cost-saving initiatives while maintaining the highest product quality standards in automotive manufacturing.
  • Develop and execute the Capital Plan to ensure automotive paint production capacity meets demand.
  • Foster a culture of engagement and provide strategic direction for the team within the automotive manufacturing context.
  • Oversee health, safety, and environmental processes for the facility, with a focus on automotive manufacturing standards.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts, utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, and similar methodologies tailored to the automotive industry.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Engineering, Business Management, or equivalent experience in automotive paint production leadership (4+ years).
  • 3-7+ years of experience in industrial environments, preferably within automotive manufacturing with a focus on both robotic and manual painting or powder coating.
  • Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated success in driving efficiency improvements and utilizing tracking systems within automotive manufacturing contexts.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and embrace lean manufacturing principles tailored to automotive production.

How to Apply: If you’re ready to take on a leadership role in a dynamic and growing automotive manufacturing organization, we want to hear from you. Submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you’re the perfect fit for this role.


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