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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Manufacturing / Plastics Company Lake Bluff, IL

Lake Bluff, IL
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Leading plastic manufacturer with Fortune 500 clients is seeking an Operations Manager in the Northern Suburbs. The operations manager leads and coordinates the activities of the plant with overall responsibility for safety, scheduling, production, quality and hourly labor relations within the facility to ensure that customer requirements are met.

Key Responsibilities:

*Create and maintain programs that ensure a safe working environment for all employees

*Ensure that customer requirements (on time delivery, quality products, etc.) are met

*Provide hands-on leadership for a three (3) shift operation, including the following areas:

o Production: Setup, forming, trimming, assembly, cleaning and packaging

o Shipping and receiving

o Production scheduling

o Raw material and component inventory

*Responsible for training and development of shift and department supervisors

*Document department processes and procedures and ensure appropriate individuals are trained

*Review day-to-day operations to ensure compliance with procedures and identify potential areas for improvement

*Optimize physical and human resource utilization

*Create and follow a plan for regular communication and training sessions with employees

*Plan and schedule maintenance of machines, facilities and equipment to minimize downtime

Qualifications and Requirements:

*Technical bachelor's degree (engineeringpreferred)

*5+ years of plant or operations management experience, ideally in a contract manufacturing environment

*Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

*Proven training, safety and leadership experience is a must

*Experience maintaining an ISO compliant environment

*Self-motivated and comfortable in a hands-on role; curious and open minded

*Strong computer skills including experience with ERP system data management

oAbility to use spreadsheet tools to analyze data to improve the production process

*Excellent verbal and written communication skills


*Salary commensurate with experience; benefits package including paid vacation and holidays, medical insurance, 401k plan with match. Opportunity to participate in annual incentive program.