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Project Manager – Capital Projects

Greater Chicago (SW Suburb) – Onsite


·       Oversee project execution, including scope definition, resource allocation, budget planning, schedule development, and risk management, encompassing initiatives such as new product launches, automation projects, and capacity expansions.

·       Lead cross-functional projects aimed at enhancing safety, quality, delivery, and cost efficiency within manufacturing and assembly operations through innovative process improvements.

·       Drive waste reduction, technology integration, and skill development among production teams to achieve project objectives.

·       Act as the technical authority for operations projects, providing guidance to engineering and assembly personnel to ensure desired outcomes.

·       Foster innovation by spearheading advancements in processing techniques to align with long-term growth objectives while enhancing safety, quality, and cost effectiveness.

·       Prepare and evaluate reports, presentations, and budget allocations while enforcing company policies.

·       Foster communication and collaboration across departments and managerial levels, delivering executive-level presentations as necessary.

·       Collaborate closely with manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, and equipment suppliers to develop and implement new manufacturing processes and equipment installations.

·       Keep abreast of emerging technologies and improvement strategies to inform manufacturing process solutions, including tooling and equipment specifications, process flow, and facility layouts.

·       Utilize Lean, Six Sigma, and 3P methodologies to drive manufacturing cost reduction and efficiency improvements across various production processes.


·       Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field required (Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering preferred).

·       Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is highly preferred.

·       5+ years of experience with Capital Expenditure

·       7+ years of experience in manufacturing focusing on process improvements, capital improvements, efficiency of automation, etc.

·       Experience with new product launches.

·       Proficiency in spreadsheet, presentation software, and standard computer applications.

·       Proficiency in 3D CAD/modeling software.

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·       Demonstrated history of creativity, innovation, and proactive problem-solving.

·       Six Sigma, Red X, or other problem-solving certifications are preferred but not required.

·       Experience with Lean Manufacturing methodologies.


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