Production Manager - University Park, IL

  • Supervise and develop production and warehouse personnel; hire and fire, administers performance reviews, and disciplinary actions, etc…
  • Prepare production schedules based on sales forecast including identifying part availability, production capacity, and shipping constraints
  • Release shop orders based on production scheduling requirements
  • Assure all first articles are inspected by qualified personnel
  • Manage and own the shop department cost budget and report out variances to plan and forecast updates
  • Ensure equipment and product fixtures are maintained and safe
  • Ensure all Gemba boards are up to date 
  • Ensure inventory is safeguarded and accurate; work with accounting regarding performing timely cycle counts and year end physical inventory
  • Work with purchasing in establishing safety stock requirements
  • Establish, maintain and review standard cost rates for all in house product line
  • Prepare monthly performance reports including shop labor variance, bowler report
  • Ensure all practices and products meet quality standards
  • Ensure all shipping and receiving activities meet timing requirements & quality requirements
  • Other duties as assigned  
  • Standing, walking, bending and sitting for extended periods are required to perform basic office functions
  •  Ability to lift up to 25 pounds regularly required for photocopying, filing and other record-keeping duties
  • Vision must be sufficient for inputting data into a computer
  • Keyboarding skills that reduce the risk of carpal tunnel and other office related injuries
  • Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed boots, etc…)
  • Office/shop environment
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  •  Associates or technical degree from an accredited college in a related field such as industrial or resources management preferential but not necessary
  •  7+ years of production & shop supervisory management experience
  • Railroad or similar industry experience required
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Ability to work in team environment
  • Ability to maintain a valid Driver’s License and abide by our Corporate Fleet Policy
  • Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment testing required by Holland, L.P.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments). 

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