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Production Manager

Manufacturing | Rockford, IL | Full Time

Job Description

Professional Plastics, a leading distributor of high-performance engineering plastic shapes, is currently offering great career opportunities in the plastics industry. We are a family-owned and operated business that values hard work, integrity and ethics. We are interested in hiring motivated professionals who share our core values and desire to be part of a dynamic team. Established in 1984, Professional Plastics has grown to 21 locations across the USA, Singapore & Taiwan. Professional Plastics is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and benefits.

Benefits Package: 

  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • 401K Plan 
  • Basic Life and AD&D 
  • Voluntary Life Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation 
  • Sick Leave 
  • Paid Holidays

*Relocation Available.

Summary: The Production Manager implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, and efficiency by enforcing organizational standards and coordinating the activities of production employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: includes the following, as well as other duties that may be assigned.

  • Manage production employees across all shifts to drive productivity, accuracy in reporting, and efficient operation of machines
  • Lead daily production meeting to communicate safety, quality, and scheduling of jobs
  • Work with engineering, ensure that material, tooling and programs are available for scheduled jobs
  • Complete production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel and establishing priorities
  • Maintain quality by establishing and enforcing organizational standards
  • Communicate job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
  • Maintain work flow by setting processing variables (cycle times), observing efficiency and equipment performance 
  • Compile production performance records and data to address questions/issues
  • Develop reporting procedures for production issues (maintenance, programs)  
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product  
  • Assist the workforce regarding safety, scheduling, and personnel issues
  • Maintain workforce by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Work with staff to develop personal growth opportunities
  • Maintain compliance within established policies and procedures
  • Support company mission, vision, strategic plan and goals
  • Program CNC machines using Mastercam
  • Set up machines and manage tooling
  • Troubleshooting—equipment, processes and programs
  • Quality Control – first article, in-process and final inspection
  • Program optimization – red-line revisions
  • Assess and manage operator efficiency and machine utilization using productivity software
  • Inventory management of value added products and programs
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management

Experience: Production management experience required. CNC Programming and Cam systems is a plus.

If being part of the Professional Plastics Team sounds EXCITING to you, APPLY now!

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

Job Type: Full-time