Chicago Manufacturing Recruiters Seek a Manufacturing Manager

Kappa Search is currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Manager to manage the finishing, assembly, testing and packaging of mechanical products. The Manufacturing Manager will manage production/floor supervisors and report to the Plant Manager of the company. This individual should possess initiative, self-confidence and ambition. Will have the ability to identify manufacturing problems, think through options and implement solutions.


  • Ensure plant safety
  • Develop and implement quantitative methods and metrics to streamline production and improve quality.
  • Maintain consistency in product quality and delivery
  • Meet customer orders in a timely manner
  • Implement Lean manufacturing techniques where applicable
  • Maintain efficient utilization of manufacturing personnel


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent. Engineering degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment, assembly operation preferred
  • Several years experience in a manufacturing supervisory role.
  • Experience with metal finishing processes(polishing, buffing, plating and power coating) is a plus
  • Hands-on, detail oriented individual
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Track record of driving change through the implementation of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques