Production Manager - Marseilles, IL

Glen-Gery Corporation, a leading brick manufacturer, has an opening at our Marseilles, Il plant for an experienced Production Manager.

Responsibilities, general summary as follows:

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Plant Manager with overseeing the operations of brick manufacturing. This is a hands-on position requiring a working knowledge of electrical/mechanical equipment, production and firing processes. Key duties include ensuring the implementation of Plant Daily Fundamentals: Safety, Quality, Productivity, Housekeeping and Preventive Maintenance as well as implementation of the Business Daily Fundamentals: developing people, building a strong team, satisfying customers, communicating, knowing and controlling costs, and growing the business.

  • Supervise teams working throughout the plant processes including raw material processing, manufacturing, firing, quality control, packaging, shipping/inventory and maintenance. Must be able to work under pressure due to emergency situations and unscheduled downtime.
  • Develop plans for plant preventive maintenance, capital expenditure projects and plant improvements in conjunction with plant management and corporate engineering. Ensure safe and effective implementation of these initiatives.
  • Responsible for recruitment and scheduling of hourly production employees, performance management and handling of any employment related issues

Requirements and Skills:

  • College Engineering or Technical degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • 5 - 8 years of supervisory experience in a continuous manufacturing environment, preferably in the building products industry, with a high level of technical/production engineering skills
  • Good leadership skills including oral/written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills e. g. analytical and problem solving, with a desire to develop and work in a team environment
  • Computer skills including MS Word and Excel
  • Training and/or experience in: quality assurance, drying and firing instrumentation, PLC, fuel consumption control, computerized equipment installation and troubleshooting equipment
  • General knowledge of all maintenance fields: mechanical, electrical, burning, welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, as well as electronic pumping, compressed air, and vacuum systems

Glen-Gery offers a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance and 401(k) plan.


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