Capital Projects Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Project Manager - Capital Projects

Chicago, IL - Onsite

Job Responsibilities:

· Manage the execution of capital projects, including defining scope, allocating resources, planning budgets, developing schedules, and managing risks. This includes overseeing initiatives such as new product launches, automation projects, and capacity expansions.

· Lead cross-functional projects focused on improving safety, quality, delivery, and cost efficiency within manufacturing and assembly operations through innovative process enhancements.

· Drive waste reduction, technology integration, and skill development among production teams to achieve project objectives.

· Serve as the technical authority for operations projects, providing guidance to engineering and assembly personnel to ensure desired outcomes.

· Promote innovation by driving advancements in processing techniques that align with long-term growth goals while improving safety, quality, and cost effectiveness.

· Prepare and evaluate reports, presentations, and budget allocations while ensuring compliance with company policies.

· Promote communication and collaboration across departments and managerial levels, including delivering executive-level presentations when necessary.

· Collaborate closely with manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, and equipment suppliers to develop and implement new manufacturing processes and equipment installations.

· Stay updated on emerging technologies and improvement strategies to inform manufacturing process solutions, including tooling and equipment specifications, process flow, and facility layouts.

· Utilize Lean, Six Sigma, and 3P methodologies to drive manufacturing cost reduction and efficiency improvements across various production processes.

Job Requirements:

· Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or a related field required (Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering preferred).

· Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is highly preferred.

· 5+ years of experience with Capital Expenditure

· 7+ years of experience in manufacturing focusing on process improvements, capital improvements, efficiency of automation, etc.

· Experience with new product launches.

· Proficiency in spreadsheet, presentation software, and standard computer applications.

· Proficiency in 3D CAD/modeling software.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Demonstrated history of creativity, innovation, and proactive problem-solving.

· Six Sigma, Red X, or other problem-solving certifications are preferred but not required.

· Experience with Lean Manufacturing methodologies.

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