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Production Manager

Antioch, Illinois 60002 | Permanent Hire

Job ID: 7585 Industry: Industry Pay Rate: 80,000

Our client located in Antioch, IL is a market leader in their industry ( Plastic Injection Molding ) and work with a diverse customer base. To support their growth, they are seeking a Production Manager, with previous Management experience within an injection molding manufacturing environment to join their thriving organization.

What you will be doing?
  • Planning, organizing, directing, and controlling activities to focus on safety, productivity, quality, and costs to achieve stated production goals.
  • Stay current on new and/or updated technology, manufacturing practices and processes related to the core business.
  • Minimize downtime and increase operating efficiencies through automation, tooling or machine modifications.
  • Ability to lead teams using lean manufacturing, problem solving and six sigma tools to reduce scrap, increase productivity and eliminate quality and safety issues.
  • Works with team to identify root cause of defects and ensure implementation of corrective actions to address quality concerns.
  • Assess, report, and ensure the timely repair of any safety hazards associated with equipment.
  • Creates equipment specifications, order and coordinate the installation of such equipment while maintaining the high standards of manufacturing safety.
  • Collaborates with customer base at the launch of new jobs and as an ongoing continuous improvement effort on current production jobs.
  • Write, review and approve validation protocols; FAT, SAT, IQ/OQ/PQ, PPAP, etc.
  • Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant employees.
  • Prepare any reports required by the Plant Manager and analyze production output efficiency and productivity.
  • Provide data for short-range and long-range production planning.
  • Ensure that the Plant Manager is continuously informed of all activities regarding the various production jobs including any problems, workmanship, and products not meeting the company’ s high standards of quality.

What you will need?
  • Previous experience in a plastic injection molding environment with at least 7 years of leading a production team. 
  • Strong leadership, troubleshooting, problem solving, project management and communication skills are required.
  • Knowledge in FDA and ISO/QS/TS Quality Systems preferred. 

Desmond Nugent


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