Production Supervisor in Machesney Park, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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Job Description

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:

Shakeproof Automotive Products (SAP) serves all the major OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal/cold headed fasteners totaling approximately $175M in revenues. Units include: Bedford, OH, Elk Grove, Elgin, Machesney Park, IL, and Darlington, WI. The metals
division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering. In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, Shakeproof Automotive Products (SAP) enhance our customers’ competitive advantage

  • 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.


  • Primary responsibility developing, and ensuring conformity of manufacturing schedules according to customer demand with emphasis minimizing premium freight, slow, and obsolete inventories. 

  • Promotes a safety conscious culture and maintains company compliance to OSHA requirements through participation in training, root cause analysis activities and implementation and sustainability of corrective actions to continuously working toward an accident
    free workplace.   

  • Continuous production improvements maximizing daily resource availability to achieve delivery and performance KPI’s. 

  • Measurement, definition, and initiative implementation of manufacturing limiting variables.  

  • Assisting segment leaders in analyzing downtime data, developing and implementing continuous improvement processes to reduce downtime. 

  • Manage staffing resources to achieve daily production requirements across all manufacturing processes. 

  • Drive adherence and improvement of work instructions to improve manufacturing practices. 

  • Responsible for ensuring expedite orders are produced within required time frame while minimizing production disruption 

  • Develops production floor talent by cross training, developing pipeline, and completing annual performance reviews. 

  • Develops and manages improvement plans for underperforming employees based on production metrics.  

  • Monitors and manages employee time keeping and entering of paid time off as well as adherence to company’s attendance policy 

  • Ability to lead continuous improvement activities through effective root cause analysis and corrective action processes. 

  • Knowledgeable and able to perform tasks and projects utilizing lean manufacturing practices. 

  • Coordination of effective communication between manufacturing personnel implement and continually implement best in class manufacturing practices. 

  • Primary responsibility to develop and implement manufacturing schedules according to customer demand minimizing premium freight, slow, and obsolete inventories. 

  • Participation in the creation of a culture of accountability   

  • Other responsibilities as needed 


  • High school diploma, or GED required, Associates, or Bachelor’s degree preferred 

  • Minimum 2-4+ years operations experience in a manufacturing environment 

  • Cold forming/Metal working experience is preferred 

  • Prior leadership and supervisory experience required 

  • Preferred experience working in Automotive background 

  • Continuous improvement mindset 

  • Ability to work as a part of a fast-paced, shared risk, positive culture team 

  • Strong leadership and communication skills 

  • Ability to read and interpret documents 

  • Basic mathematical ability 

  • Strong problem solving abilities and manage ambiguous scenarios 


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