Production Manager

Racine, WI

Posted: 07/24/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 320.18LR Pay Rate: 80,000 - 100,000

Production Manager

The primary result expected from the Production Manager will be to organize and execute the shift production work schedule, to maintain a safe, efficient and organized work environment.  Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, and fabricators
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Demonstrate equipment operations and work and safety procedures to new employees, or assign employees to experienced workers for training
  • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards
  • Confer with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances
  • Interpret specifications, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, peers, or subordinates: providing information to supervisors and co-workers in written form or in person
  • Maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality
  • Learn all manual tasks performed within the department
  • Perform tasks assigned using specific operating procedures, and following department specific quality control processes and procedures
  • Adhere to company Corporate Quality principles and participate in all departmental and company-wide Quality activities
  • Follow all safety procedures and company policies

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  320.18LR


  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other scientific technical field
  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Personnel and Human Resources – Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems
  • Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Broad and deep understanding of the consumer and industrial maintenance coatings market, including the following:
    • Current suppliers, coatings customers, and end users
    • Superior knowledge of industry test methods and their significance
    • Understanding of competitive capabilities
  • Proven track record of generation of new knowledge, products, or procedures, to meet the business needs of company
  • Proven ability to use fundamental polymer properties to predict end-use performance
  • Demonstrated use of Design of Experiments
  • Proven ability to work effectively on cross-functional project teams
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of time, domestically and internationally, to fulfill responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to work safely in company laboratories, manufacturing, and customer facilities

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  320.18LR

Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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