Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiter | Plant Managers | Plastic Extrusion

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, operations and maintenance professionals. Our client, an international leader in the plastic extrusion industry, seeks two Plant Managers for growth opportunities.

The Opportunity

The Plant Manager will be responsible for managing the operation teams including Production, Maintenance, Facilities and Warehouse Teams ensuring the on-time manufacture and delivery of quality products. This individual is responsible for assigning all duties to ensure that company goals for productivity, quality, profitability, safety, and overall working environment are continually met.

 Essential Job Functions

  • Manage the supervisory staff to ensure that production and quality of work is consistent with company goals
  • Use Best Practice targets to meet productivity, service level, and expense targets
  • Minimize downtime of all equipment by measuring downtime, establishing root cause, and coordinating with the Engineering Department for solutions
  • Maximize throughput and machine efficiency by ensuring proper training and setup, coordinating with Maintenance to ensure equipment is always in running order, and continuously evaluating ways of surpassing quality standards
  • Determine and recommends equipment requirements and replacements to management in order to upgrade and maintain manufacturing and warehouse productivity and efficiency
  • Develop operations budget and manage through the Operations Managers to ensure that the budget is met


Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience in a manufacturing facility in progressively more responsible management positions as a supervisor or manager
  • Knowledge of plastic extrusion manufacturing and high volume production
  • Extensive experience with Lean Manufacturing practices
  • P & L experience