Technical recruiting firm seeks a Production Manager

May 13th, 2014

Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading technical recruiting firm that specializes in the permanent placement of engineering roles. Currently, we are seeking a Production Manager, and someone who takes initiative with leadership, for our client. We are specifically looking for someone who will be able supervise Manufacturing Engineer Technicians, Team Leaders, and Group Leaders and other shop floor associates involved in various aspects of production. This person will be directly responsible for meeting budget requirements for production areas. He/She will need to be proactive in increasing improvements, meeting production goals, and reducing costs and accidents.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee the hourly workforce/employees
  • Meet and maintain team goals of Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost Reduction
  • Initiate and schedule work assignments to meet plant goals
  • Generate and assist in work area improvements
  • Report safety concerns and/or the inability to perform specific tasks


  • Minimum of 5 years in leadership role in the Manufacturing Industry
  • At least 3 years of experience in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing
  • High technical aptitude/understanding
  • Quick learner of new tasks in a short period of time
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable in all administrative processes
  • Understand and uphold proper safety regulations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Engineering or Business
  • Some experience in training/overseeing a diverse workforce
  • Some understanding in assembly line paint systems and/or in dry or liquid paint systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively to resolve problems