Production Supervisor in Frankfort, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Production Supervisor – Deltar Fasteners

ITW Description:

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.   ITW, with approximately 18 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 8 major segments with businesses in 56 countries that employ approximately 51,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 10,000 active patents.

Division Description: 

ITW Deltar Fasteners serves all the major OEMs and their tier suppliers with plastic fasteners totaling approximately $200M in revenues. Units include:  Frankfort, IL;  Chippewa Falls, WI and our Commercial Sales and Engineering in Troy, MI. 

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Deltar Fasteners enhance our customers’ competitive advantage by…

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in NA.
  • Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

Position Summary:

The Cell Leader – Deltar Fasteners Frankfort reports to the Director of Operations and will be responsible for motivating positive and productive employee development, strong customer service skills, coupled with high energy experience to mentor and motivate a team to deliver quality product on time. 

Primary Responsibilities:

•       Direct supervision of multiple non-exempt employees including assisting with interviewing, hiring, and training of employees

•       Planning and directing work assignments of direct reports

•       Providing employees with productive communication regarding performance and solution based communication for necessary improvement requirements

•        Responsible for manufacturing parts as specified per job or customer requirements

•        Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment

•        Implements and utilizes 5S

•        Responsible for quality of all products within assigned work area

•        Responsible for all star-up approvals and approval to run parts

•        Assigns job duties for all production employees in their team

•        Assists with personnel functions such as maintaining records, performing employee evaluations, employee counseling, etc.

•        Required to communicate regularly with Operations Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Quality Manager, and HR Manager regarding any problems and/or concerns

•        Responsible for maintaining inventory accuracy for their parts and associated components

•        Work is complete to prints, specifications, and shop orders

•        Month end metric reporting

•        Review of the previous shift events with the cell leaders and manufacturing manager each AM

•        Other tasks and duties as assigned

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•         BS or BA degree (prefer technical field of study) preferred

•         2 years production supervision experience

•         1 to 3 years’ experience with production in a manufacturing environment (plastic injection molding/assembly)

•         Excellent computer skills including Excel and Microsoft systems (e.g. Word, Outlook)

•         Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (English); good visual skills and reasoning ability

•         Team player who demonstrates the ability to relate to employees at all levels of the organization

Automotive OEM
ITW’s Automotive OEM segment designs and manufactures innovative fasteners, interior and exterior components, and powertrain and braking systems for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers. ITW’s automotive businesses have a high level of customer intimacy, enabling customer-back innovation to address complex needs such as vehicle efficiency, safety, and quality. Deep market knowledge and strong manufacturing process capabilities allow ITW’s automotive businesses to be nimble, niche problem solvers for their sophisticated customers.