Production Manager | Manufacturing Recruiters | Production Recruiters

Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area recruiting agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, operations and technical sales professionals in a variety of fields. Our client is looking to fill an immediate need for a Production Manager. If you’re looking for a new role with a great organization, this is the fit for you!

This is an opportunity for a motivated individual to be responsible for the management of production on 2nd Shift manufacturing while ensuring productivity, quality, and safety.

This individual will be responsible for the following

  • Up to 11 direct Reports and up to 200 production employees
  • Selection, motivation, and training of production personnel to ensure production schedules are met
  • Application of lean manufacturing principles to increase quality and productivity while reducing waste
  • Implementation of lean activies in concert with other shifts
  • Evaluate and examine manufacturing practices to recommend improvements in production methods and flow
  • Management of production orders and modification of orders when necessary
  • Interaction with maintenance and support departments to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety
  • Assist 1st shift manager as needed


  • Minimum 3 years experience working in a manufacturing environment with technical knowledge of products being produced
  • Experience supervising manufacturing personnel in a manufacturing environment
  • Thorough knowledge of lean manufacturing practices
  • Demonstrated leadership developing cooperative and effective working relationships in a team environment
  • Employee development and training
  • Financial Analysis Skills
  • Ability to effectively understand and enforce company procedures and policies