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Production Manager

Manufacturing | Loves Park, IL | Full Time

Job Description

Professional Plastics is a leading distributor of high-performance engineering plastic shapes. We provide the widest range of engineering plastics, composites & technical ceramics in the marketplace. Established in 1984, Professional Plastics has grown to 22 locations across the USA, Singapore & Taiwan. We are a family-owned and operated business that values hard work, integrity and ethics.

Professional Plastics is currently offering great career opportunities. We are interested in hiring motivated professionals who share our core values and desire to be part of a dynamic team. Professional Plastics is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and benefits.

Position 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.

Benefits Package:

  • DailyPay Earned Wage Access
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Basic Life and AD&D
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Morgan Stanley Financial Advice
  • Short Term Disability
  • Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity
  • MetLife Legal Plan
  • Norton LifeLock
  • United Pet Care Discount Program
  • LifeMart Employee Discounts

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

  • Program CNC machines using Mastercam
  • Set up machines and manage tooling
  • Troubleshooting—equipment, processes and programs
  • Assess and manage operator efficiency and machine utilization using productivity software
  • 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
  • Quality Control – first article, in-process and final inspection
  • Program optimization – red-line revisions
  • 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 knowledge required.

Job Type: Full-time

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran