Production Manager
The Judge Group Inc.

Aurora, Illinois

Posted in IT

Job Info

Location: Aurora, IL
Salary: $90,000-100,000
Description: Our plastics manufacturing client is currently seeking a Production Manager for their facility in the Calumet Park, IL area. This is a fortune 500 company that has been experiencing steady growth over the past decade and is poised for continued growth and success. They would love someone who has experience in high speed, high volume CPG, plastics, or packaging manufacturing and has a 3-5 years of experience as a manager.

This job will have the following responsibilities:

  • Participates and promotes the Safety programs with all production employees; reviews issues with the Safety Coordinator and Production management team to ensure that all issues brought up by employees are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Works with Production planner to map out daily and weekly production goals
  • Supervises employees in the Production Department either directly or through subordinate Supervisor.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and mentoring employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Embodies, Plant wide commitment for a safe workplace, acts as a role model on safety matters
  • Staying dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services which meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers; is willing to re-engineer processes from scratch; creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors won work to ensure quality.
  • Inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change.
  • Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of company financial measures; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity, promotes quality and safe work habits.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Prepares operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products in accordance to Berry quality, and budget specifications.
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Combination of experience and education is preferable. Bachelors degree would be great, but hands on management experience in manufacturing environment is preferable.
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience, 3-5 years of experience as a manager
  • Experience experience in high speed, high volume CPG, plastics, or packaging manufacturing required
  • Experience leading and mentoring up to 6 production leads or supervisors, and a total team size close to 100 of indirect reports
  • Ability to work a core schedule of 7am-3pm, but flexible to work off hours to support various shifts and be on call 24/7 in case there is an issue a supervisor needs support with.
  • Democratic style leader. Not someone who barks orders
  • Bilingual - Spanish would be a huge advantage.

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