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Production Manager

Location: Burr Ridge, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 10/11/2017
Job ID: 02514035
Job Description
Production Manager – Batching/Mixing
  • Chemical manufacturer that has been in business for several decades has a need for a Production Manager; open due to a promotion
  • The Production Manager will manage the mixing, batching and compounding departments
  • This organization offers fantastic benefits including: medical, dental, 401K (with profits sharing), bonus and opportunities for growth potential  
  • Will report to the Director of Manufacturing
  • Supervise 3 Shifts with 3 Production Supervisor and 75 indirect employees
  • Manage budgets, products plans and mixing / blending departments
  • Responsible for ensuring employee productivity, facility safety, and maintenance activities while working in conjunction with other managers and supervisors
  • Responsible for executing the production schedules.
  • Monitor, exceed, and maintain production standards for efficiencies, material waste and quality.
  • Monitors and reduces costs within the department.
  • Observe and enforce safety, GMP, and allergen programs
  • Actively participate and lead continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma and similar principles
  • Responsible for consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following food manufacturing practices, blending, mixing, allergen controls, ISO, FDA, HACCP and SQF requirements.
  • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development
  • BA/BS degree required, ideally in Chemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Business Management, Operations Management or similar
  • 7-15 years of experience supervising supervisors in a mixing, batching or compounding environment. 
  • Must have some sort of chemical reaction experience from a food, chemicals or similar manufacturing experience. 
  • Thorough understanding of how to manage supervisors, write reports, perform evaluations and manage a high-speed vital department
  • Experience with lean manufacturing, six-sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, prefer clean room or, ISO, SQF, BRC or AIB


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