iLocatum

Palatine, IL

Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager Opportunity in Palatine, IL

  • A local plastics manufacturer, recently expanding operations, is seeking a Manufacturing Manager to join their team
  • The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, including planning, directing, and coordinating work activities and resources in the extrusion manufacturing, maintenance, and quality departments
  • With 38 years of industry experience, the company is currently doubling in size and seeks a skilled manager to lead the printing department
  • This employee-centric organization prioritizes the success of its employees and strongly believes in continuous improvement and upward mobility
  • This position is only open to local candidates
  • Sorry, sponsorship and visa transfers are not available

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of 70 employees across multiple departments
  • Play a strategic role in driving continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, and similar principles
  • Create an engaging culture and set the strategic direction for the team
  • Monitor and exceed production standards for efficiency, material waste, and quality
  • Ensure employee productivity, facility safety, and maintenance activities in collaboration with other managers and supervisors

Requirements:

  • Hold a BA/BS/AAS degree or possess 5+ years of manufacturing leadership experience
  • Have at least 5 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, open to candidates from any industry
  • Preferably, possess Six-Sigma Green / Black / Lean training and certifications, with experience in change management
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to coach, teach, and develop employees
  • Must be skilled in problem-solving, multitasking, and thriving in a fast-paced environment

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