Chicago manufacturing recruitment agency seeks a Production Manager

Kappa Search is a Chicago manufacturing recruitment agency that specializes in manufacturing, operations and management recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Production Manager to manage a production team of 15-20 people as outlined below.


  • The incumbent Production Manager will be involved with the planning, coordination and control of company manufacturing processes.
  • Will utilize MRP, lean manufacturing and continuous process improvements to increase production efficiency, quality and safety while reducing cost.
  • Manage headcount and schedule labor efficiently
  • Provide input for selection and maintenance of capital equipment
  • Improve production employee performance through training, best practices and personal growth.
  • Motivate production team as necessary
  • Administer scheduled performance reviews
  • Work with the executive management team to achieve company goals and implement company policies


  • Several years production management experience in a lean environment.
  • MRP expertise
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Continuous process improvement experience
  • Hands-on manager who is willing to work the production floor
  • Strong mechanical aptitude