Manufacturing Foreman

Job Requisition: 7211

Manufacturing Foreman (Direct Hire)

South Holland, IL

Job Requisition:  7211

Description for Manufacturing Foreman: 

This client is seeking an experienced Shop Foreman with a strong background in fabrication, welding, and machining. Knowledge of the ASME Code for the fabrication of Boilers & Pressure Vessels is preferred. Under minimal supervision from the General Manager, the Manufacturing Foreman shall manage all facets of the manufacturing facility to deliver a quality, timely, and cost-effective product to both internal & external customers.


Responsibilities for Manufacturing Foreman:

  • Plan and facilitate the daily operations of the Manufacturing Department and its staff including the efficient scheduling of workforce and accurate manufacturing of products.
  • Provide employees in manufacturing with continuous instruction on proper techniques and procedures with strict adherence to Client’s manufacturing practices.
  • Identify material/capacity constraints and resolve internal issues, including material shortages. 
  • Work closely with all support organizations (Procurement, Engineering, Quality,) to resolve customer/internal issues and mitigate delivery and schedule problems.
  • Must spend no less than 75% of the time on the manufacturing shop floor working closely with direct reports during all phases of manufacturing. 
  • Administrative - Conducts Team Members’ performance evaluations and monitors their adherence to policies and performance expectations.
  • Enforce and comply with all Environmental Health and Safety Practices both internally and externally.
  • Lead Daily Shop Key Performance Indicator meetings and report weekly results to upper management

Requirements for Manufacturing Foreman:

  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience and 3+ years of manufacturing supervisory experience with a minimum of 20 direct reports, Associate’s or Trade-School degree from an accredited institution is also preferred. 
  • Ability to be able to handle multiple priorities and complex problems under time constraints in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Ability to evaluate production reports and metrics and make decisions that impact the results of the area of responsibility to establish short- and long-range goals.
  • Must be able to instruct and interpret GD&T and Welding Symbols.
  • ISO and Total Quality Management experience preferred, but not required.

Education: High School diploma or Associates degree from an accredited community college or vocational school.  Job-related experience and/or training will be considered in lieu of post-secondary education. 

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