Production Manager - Chicago, Illinois United States - 20997


Job #: 20997
Title: Production Manager
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
relo is lump sum to move goods and maybe temp living
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Production Manager – Chemical & Ingredient Plant - Site location: Chicago IL

Why this might be a good opportunity: 

  • Expect career stability as this site has been operations for over 30 years with on-going capital investment including major capacity expansions and a control system modernization project.  They have hundreds of customers across a variety of business segments. 
  • Be part of a multi-site chemical & ingredients company that values HSE and offers opportunities for career progression.
  • The company COO is known for hiring top-talent such that you’ll be joining an “A Team” with a focused effort on continuous improvement.


Reporting directly to the Site Manager, you’ll take responsibility for day-to-day operations of a continuous chemical manufacturing plant including direct management of the Production Supervisors (7) plus a Production Planner, Training Coordinator, and Production Engineer.  You’ll manage the hourly production workers & production budget, drive continuous improvement, and be the production team champion for quality and regulatory affairs (OSHA, EPA, local regulations, cGMP, ISO, and food safety).


Responsibilities include:

Responsible to the Site Manager for developing the production team through the hiring, training, and management of all operating personnel and direct production support staff your responsibilities will include-


  • Ensures efficient operation of all production areas atoptimum process conditions to minimize overall costs
  • Promotes and ensures safe work conditions through active leadership within the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) program and in compliance with all local and Company standards.  Also  ensure that a high standard of housekeeping within the plant.
  • Drive continuous improvement of operating procedures and equipment.
  • Prepares proposals for capital expenditures and recommend projects.
  • Contributes to process development and product development activities.
  • Reviews SOPs and ensures that all GFSI, ISO, cGMP, HACCP, Food Safety, Food Defense, Prerequisite programs and operating procedures are in place.   
  • Production department leader responsible for root cause incidents and corrective actions implemented for both production and safety related incidents.
  • Oversee the facility training program
  • Develop new procedures related to the production units, human resources, safety and quality requirements.
  • Contributes to the harmonious human relations environment through effective management and communication with the work force


We’re searching for a Chemical Engineer with experience as a Production Manager/ Operations Manager preferable with a history in a continuous chemical plant having continuous distillation.

  • 7+ year’s management experience in a chemical plant- preferably in a continuous chemical process plant. (Client is less interested in management of a batch chemical plant)
  • Must have previous supervisory experience; union labor preferred
  • Ability to influence and work in cross functional teams.
  • Project management experience is also preferable
  • Experience with chemical industry EHS concerns.
  • Experience with ISO and Food Safety systems is desired
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the USA without restrictions; no sponsorship.


University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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