Director of Operations | Machining

Westmont, Illinois Permanent USD150,000 - USD170,000 per year
  • Report directly to company President - involved in decision making
  • Global company, top of its industry & incredibly stable

About Our Client

Our client is a leading manufacturer of custom motion control products that are used in a variety of industrial applications and markets (automation, government, automotive, ect...). With multiple facilities in the Midwest and doing over $50M in sales, our client is moving into the next phase of their current growth model and the Director of Operations will be a key driver in this part; currently overseeing 100 employees, this team will grow by 10-15% over the next 2 years.

Job Description

  • Ensure the safety and well being of others and provide a safe work environment through the continuous improvement of safety and environmental practices.
  • Drive an unwavering commitment to quality ensuring process adherence, data integrity, and advancement of the quality system.
  • Develop and maintain a high-performing team through the selection, development, motivation, and leadership of manufacturing team members.
  • Utilize formalized methodologies to solve problems, implement recurrence prevention countermeasures, and monitor solutions for effectiveness.
  • Lead the team to achieve 100% schedule accomplishment, driving a sense of urgency through operations, and continually developing a disciplined management system to achieve sustained results.
  • Create a culture within the facility that has an intolerance for the current condition and continually strives for improvement.
  • Advance the business, drive overall performance improvements, and reduce costs through the development and implementation of manufacturing strategies and the elimination of waste throughout operations.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

A successful candidate:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 10+ years in manufacturing management/leadership - management of a variety of departments needed
  • Extensive background implementing continuous improvements to production, engineering, operations (i.e. Kaizen events, standardized documentation, process controls)
  • Experience in a CNC machining or metals manufacturing environment

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience working with supply chain or finance teams

What's on Offer

  • Base salary: $150,000 - $170,000 depending on level of experience
  • 15% bonus
  • 401(k) 3% match
  • Profit Share bonus - quarterly deposit into 401(k)
  • BCBS medical benefits - effective day 1
  • 3-4 weeks vacation
  • S/L Term Disability
  • Vision & Dental Plans
Cameron Heppeler
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Operations Management
Industrial / Manufacturing
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Cameron Heppeler
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