Operations Manager

Position: Operations Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Compensation: $75,000-90,000

Overview: Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading technical recruiting firm based in Chicago that specializes in the placement of candidates into permanent careers. We are currently looking to fill an Operations Manager position for our client situated in the Chicago, IL area. The Operations Manager will direct manufacturing functions in regards to safety, quality, stock maintenance, customer service, effectiveness, waste reduction, and production development.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Training team members so as to create a productive work environment
  • Encouraging development in all aspects of the job
  • Following safety requirements and training others so as to avoid all injuries
  • Guaranteeing quality performance and production
  • Establishing a pristine and structured workplace
  • Utilizing lean work cells and effective material stream values
  • Attaining a high OEE on work cells
  • Determining and practicing projects that reduce costs
  • Reducing company’s waste levels
  • Offering support for the use of new equipment
  • Collaborating with company purchasers to guarantee no delays in production
  • Giving performance reviews on a daily basis


  • Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering or Manufacturing/Operations Management
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish
  • 8+ years of experience in manufacturing/assembly
  • 6+ years of experience leading/managing
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Effective problem solver
  • Aptitude in basic PC skills, such as Microsoft Office applications
  • Familiarity with the MRP/ERP system
  • Experience with Lean execution and training (certification preferred) as well as Kaizen leadership
  • Understanding of OSHA safety practices
  • Knowledge of Union workplaces a plus
  • Certification in APICS or similar field preferred