Manufacturing Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Title: Production Supervisor – 1st Shift (Specializing in Painting)

Location: Chicago, IL

About Us: With over five decades of commitment to excellence, we have become a major player in the automotive manufacturing industry. As we continue to expand, we are searching for a dedicated Production Supervisor for our daytime shift, with a strong focus on expertise in painting. If you have a deep passion for automotive paint and enjoy working in a dynamic environment, we invite you to join our team.

Why Choose Us? We offer a well-rounded work-life balance, with a standard 45-hour workweek and minimal overtime demands. We appreciate your commitment and offer excellent benefits, such as a 401K plan with a generous match and comprehensive BCBS medical coverage.

Salary: $85K – $95K per year, plus potential bonuses


  • Lead a team of 50 employees across two robotic paint lines and one manual paint area, ensuring adherence to quality and safety standards in automotive painting.
  • Collaborate with fellow managers to optimize productivity and maintain a positive work environment within the automotive manufacturing setting.
  • Monitor production metrics and implement strategies to improve efficiency and reduce waste in both robotic and manual automotive paint processes.
  • Drive cost-saving initiatives while maintaining the highest product quality standards in automotive manufacturing.
  • Develop and execute the Capital Plan to ensure automotive paint production capacity meets demand.
  • Foster a culture of engagement and provide strategic direction for the team within the automotive manufacturing context.
  • Oversee health, safety, and environmental processes for the facility, with a focus on automotive manufacturing standards.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts, utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, and similar methodologies tailored to the automotive industry.


  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Engineering, Business Management, or equivalent experience in leadership roles within automotive paint production (4+ years).
  • 3-7+ years of experience in industrial settings, preferably in automotive manufacturing with a focus on both robotic and manual painting or powder coating.
  • Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Proven success in driving efficiency improvements and utilizing tracking systems in automotive manufacturing environments.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and embrace lean manufacturing principles tailored to automotive production.

How to Apply: If you are ready to assume a leadership position in a dynamic and expanding automotive manufacturing company, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your resume and a cover letter that highlights your relevant experience and outlines why you are the ideal candidate for this role.

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