Production Supervisor - Extrusion

Posted on Jun 5

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4154533


Position: Production Supervisor – 1st Shift
Company: Our client is a dynamic and growing custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). They have advanced manufacturing lines housed in a modern 90,000 square-foot plant with the capacity to annually produce over 90 million pounds of materials. The company has earned a reputation as an innovative and technology-driven company that provides solutions with high quality and competitive prices.  They have dedicated research and development laboratories that emphasize producing materials and molding solutions to customers’ complex materials problems. The company has tripled in size since 2010 with projections to double in size by 2023. They need experienced people to help them continue that growth.
We appreciate our employees by providing:
  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Strong bonus structure
  • Medical, Health, Dental, Vision
Your unique role with the company: Reporting to the Plant Manager you will direct overall first shift production operations for a 90-million pound compounding facility with three shift 6 day operation. You will have 10 direct reports within this role. This hands-on Supervisor will be an expert in plastic compounding who can take on the responsibilities of ensuring the smooth operations of the Production Department on the first shift. This Supervisor must have the ability to run a compounding facility.  My client has experienced considerable growth over the past few years, and we need an experienced, capable, hands-on person to help us continue to grow. The Shift Supervisor will ensure all aspects required of the Production Department meet the business goals and objectives in terms of safety, profitability, employee development, quality, environmental compliance, and customer satisfaction.
Location: Broadview, IL
  • A village in Cook County, IL-12 miles west of downtown Chicago
  • Small town feel while existing only 20 minutes from all things the big city as to offer.
  • Suburban setting with great schools, restaurants, sports arenas, shopping centers, and convention/meeting facilities.
Background Profile:
  • 5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 2 years proven supervisory/managerial experience, including training new hires.
  • Hands-on experience with twin-screw extruders, FCM, GALA, underwater pelletizers required.
  • Considered a plus if you can stack elements on the twin screw, and change rotors on the FCM.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel. Experience with QuickBooks and ACT! helpful.
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