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Production Manager

Corrugated Supplies Company | Bedford Park, IL, United States

Posted Date 1/16/2023

Company Summary: Corrugated Supplies Company, LLC (CSC), America’s largest independent sheet feeder, is a manufacturer and distributor of corrugated cardboard sheets. For more than 50 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing point of purchase (POP) display and box makers with innovation that spawns choice and value for its diverse customer needs. With 8 locations across the United States, CSC is home to the most advanced fleet of corrugators and our plans for expansion will continue to create meaningful employment opportunities across the nation. Come grow your career with us!

As an employee of CSC, you are eligible for:

  • Up to 50% reimbursement of higher education tuition for dependent children of eligible employees
  • Tuition reimbursement for employees
  • Competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, short term and long-term disability
  • 401K with annual profit-sharing contribution
  • Paid vacation time
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Position Summary: The Production Manager will be responsible for leading the production team in producing quality board in a safe, productive manner with minimum waste.  This position will be responsible for cross-training employees in key positions and will also serve as a coach to team members and assist in the development and evaluation of direct reports.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain quality, efficiencies, and production levels set by the company. Communicate these standards to your team and drive accountability
  • Assist in determining quality guidelines and report quality concerns to the Plant Manager
  • Promote high morale and engagement within your department by showing fairness, consistency, and an interest in employee well-being
  • Maintain inventory of supplies
  • Frequent coordination with the Maintenance Team on repairs or preventive maintenance schedules
  • Prompt escalation of issues or situations that may affect the performance of your department
  • Lead and motivate employees by setting an example of superior behavior, attitude and performance to work efficiently and effectively, while ensuring a safe work environment, and a quality product
  • Enforce the corrective action procedures, when applicable and conduct necessary meetings
  • Conduct weekly Production/Safety meetings with departmental personnel
  • Communicate with necessary supervision to ensure a smooth transition at shift change
  • Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, safety program, and good housekeeping
  • Ownership of the entire plant to drive optimal performance, safety and efficiencies
  • Additional duties may be assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises all employees assigned to the department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; conflict resolution; team building; coaching and leading employees to improve; addressing complaints and resolving problems; documentation; and setting an example of superior behavior, attitude and performance.

 Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum Educational Requirements
    • A minimum of a Associates degree from an accredited institution
    • A minimum of 5 years of prior supervisory experience, a plus
    • Corrugated sheet production experience is a must
  • Preferred candidate will possess
    • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing production scheduling
    • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify potential problems and solve for the future
    • Experience with manufacturing scheduling software is a plus
    • Strong mechanical aptitude with an emphasis on machine maintenance


Mathematical Skills

  • Must be able to read & use a non-metric measuring tape
  • Must be able to count & perform simple mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division)


Language Skills

  • Working understanding of spoken and written English


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability stand and walk for prolonged periods
  • Ability to troubleshoot machinery with hands
  • Ability to reach vertically and horizontally with hands and arms
  • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Possess required visual abilities close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
    perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Possess OSHA required auditory abilities


Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work space is not climate controlled and can reach both hot and cold extremes
  • Frequent exposure to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration
  • Exposure to a consistently loud work environment

EEOC: Equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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