Chicago manufacturing recruiting firm seeks a Plant Manager with plastics expertise

Kappa Search is a technical recruiting firm that focuses on engineering, manufacturing, operations and management recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Plant Manager with blow molding plastics experience.

Responsibilities:

• The Plant Manager will direct the manufacturing operation to ensure cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction while maintaining targeted quality and performance standards.
• Will review operations through observation, meetings and reports.
• Provide leadership to managers and department supervisors.
• Successfully deploys production personnel and equipment to produce maximum efficiency.
• Manage reliable and consistent monthly and quarterly plant forecasts, annual capital and operating budgets.
• Review operations continuously to control costs of labor, equipment, materials and services.
• Meet with supervisors to discuss day-to-day plant developments, successes and potential problems.
• Meet with customers as necessary to foster positive customer relationships and secure future business.

• Recruit, hire and develop plant supervisory personnel to ensure a premier manufacturing operation.
• Identify, develop, and deploy best practice to the production plant.
• Establish effective plant culture insuring individual accountability, performance focus and high levels of employee engagement.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree OR equivalent work experience as a Plant Manager in a plastics operation.
  • 10-15 years manufacturing experience with 5 + years as a manager.
  • Extensive knowledge of plastic blow mold operations.
  • Excellent leadership skills.

 

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