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Production Coordinator

Apply Job ID REF2263I Date posted 04/14/2022 Address 449 West Corning Road, Beecher, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW, www.itw.com) one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.  ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe with operations in 55 countries that employ more than 48,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards.

The MIG Gun Division, a division of ITW, provides innovative and high-quality MIG welding gun consumables, semi-automatic torches and automation solutions marketed under the brand names Tregaskiss, Bernard and Miller. 


Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Coordinator will promote an engaged and safe work environment.  This leader must be a strong business-minded leader capable of driving results, reduce cost, obtain on-time delivery, develop employees, and be a positive culture steward.  Responsible for enforcing goals including safety, quality, and performance measures. This position will supervise the Production team. This leader will apply the ITW Principles to strategizing new ideas to move the business to a higher level. This position will be located in Beecher, IL.

Responsibilities

  • Coach and develop work teams to have positive and proactive attitudes, personal accountability, and superior manufacturing quality as well as encouraging ownership of operations, products and processes.
  • Through employee involvement, the Production Coordinator will lead safety, cost, quality, delivery, and productivity initiatives as well as continue to encourage empowerment and to drive ITW principles as well as 80/20 efforts.
  • Build employee relationships through daily, open, and direct communication while empowering teams to achieve manufacturing goals.
  • Be visible and approachable, creating an environment of trust and followership.
  • Promote an engaged and safe workplace environment and foster a safety-first mindset where employees have accountability for self and others.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering to maintain and improve the manufacturing environment to harmoniously respond to changing customer needs and demands through facilitating area layout, processing plans and selecting equipment to simplify and focus manufacturing processes.
  • Drive customer service within all areas of the department.
  • Demonstrate and encourage effective communications to personnel at all levels and training employees/team members to resolve conflict in a fair, consistent, and empowered manner within a team environment.
  • Develop & support direct reports and assess team members’ performance and goals regularly, encouraging the achievement of effective goals.
  • Assist/support teams in the utilization of all available resources.
  • Participate in committees/teams as required.
  • Provide reports on critical information.
  • Understand how our factory production system develops and fulfills products.
  • Builds a network of inter-company peers and subject matter experts for consultation on best practices for managing people and for system/process efficiency.
  • Will work closely with support staff and Human Resources.

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management) required.

·         3 years of leading a team in a manufacturing environment within a facility employing 50+ production employees; focusing on safety, quality, and production

·         Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing cost-drivers

·         Skilled at performance management; providing formal and informal feedback to employees

·         Possess the track record of a proven leader and team player, demonstrates positive attitude, takes personal accountability, coaches, listens, approachable, and resolves issues/conflicts in timely manner.

·         Exhibit encouragement of diverse ideas, focus on coaching/developing strengths of team members and facilitate effective communication

·         Be customer-focused with management and support staff; understand how the business functions link together to support the customer (i.e. engineering, materials, and sales)

·         Strong leadership and teaming capabilities with the ability to operate independently, affect change across functions, and have a track record of delivering results.

·         Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/work streams simultaneously.

·         Demonstrated project management, analytical, strategic, problem solving experience; displaying an ability to work effectively within complex decision making and organizational structures.

·         Strong oral and written communication skills.

·         Experience driving employee involvement and encouraging creativity

·         Understanding of a variety of operational excellence competencies including, but not limited to: ITW Toolbox, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Kaizen, Poke Yoke, etc.

·         Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to prepare reports, presentations, and analyses

·         Must be capable of working in a manufacturing environment, which require exposure to heat, cold, machinery and controlled chemicals.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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