Chicago manufacturing recruitment firm seeks a Capital Project Manager

Position: Capital Project Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Compensation: $80,000-120,000

Overview: Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading  manufacturing recruitment firm based in Chicago that specializes in the placement of candidates into permanent roles. We are currently looking to fill a Capital Project Manager position for our client situated in the Chicago, IL area. The Capital Project Manager will use their knowledge of the manufacturing process to design technology blueprints and develop asset usage.

Additional responsibilities Include:

  • Assessing manufacturing equipment and their abilities at all of the company’s locations
  • Locating discrepancies between the company’s manufacturing equipment and structures in regards to high quality procedures and apparatus in the industry
  • Designing a plan to eliminate those discrepancies
  • Collaborating with local teams to advance manufacturing
  • Traveling 50% of the time
  • Utilizing comprehension of the company’s ability to transfer best practices among its locations
  • Expediting communications between company factions


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering
  • 10+ years of on-site experience, particularly in spring or fastener industry would be a plus
  • Comprehension of manufacturing models such as capacity development, OEE, setup reduction, and precautionary maintenance
  • Aptitude for using manufacturing metrics to appraise and advance manufacturing capabilities
  • Application of Lean principles to further development, such as: value stream charting, Kanban, pull systems, and 5S.
  • Capacity to organize events across multiple locations in order to make the most of sharing technology