Technical Product Manager

Company: Lapmaster Wolters

Location: Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States

Posted on: August 16

Technical Production Manager
FLSA: Exempt, Full-Time
Reports To: COO
Location: Mount Prospect, IL
Supervisor Duties: Yes
Travel: No
Remote: No
We are looking for an experienced, highly organized technical manager to lead a production team building custom machine tools. Responsibilities range from developing technical solutions that arise during the build process for custom machines and directing machine shop activities for component fabrication to the creation of production schedules, supervising production processes, ensuring that materials are staged, and that as-required materials are selected and purchased. Technical skills that are necessary in this role include the ability to interpret and redline engineering drawings, develop engineering sketches for mechanical components and changes, review and manage bills of material, and direct the activities of a technical assembly workforce.
The production manager is responsible for interfacing with engineering and procurement to support production of new products, and for ensuring that equipment is built to specifications and requirements to function correctly. Hands-on industry experience with the production of machine tools for grinding, lapping, honing, and/or wire-saw cutting is preferred.
As a manager, the role is also responsible for managing workers assignment, time recording, staffing, and ensuring that health and safety protocols are adhered to.
To be successful as a production manager you must be able to multitask and oversee several operations at a time with excellent time management and interpersonal skills.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Creating and managing a daily production and staffing schedule.
  • Problem solving final assembly technical and operational issues.
  • Training new employees.
  • Scheduling regular maintenance for equipment.
  • Estimating labor requirements for custom machine builds
  • Selecting as-required materials for purchase (fasteners, clamps, fittings, etc.).
  • Ensuring that health and safety protocols are adhered to.

Skills/Education Requirements:

  • Industry-related experience.
  • A technical or business degree would be advantageous.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to use Office equipment, and various office software.

Company Description:
Lapmaster International, LLC is a leading international precision machine tool builder headquartered in Chicagos Northwest suburbs near OHare Airport. Our diverse team works with a broad variety of industries and technologies. Our technical expertise includes Motion Control, Robotics, Automation, Machine Design, and Application Engineering. Our customers include small, mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies in a variety of industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Semiconductor, Electronics, Bearings, Optics/Electro-optics, Pumps, Valves, Compressors, and Medical Devices. Our business model is to utilize leading technologies and exceptional engineering talent coupled with outstanding customer service to solve manufacturing and precision machining problems.
Since 1948, industry has relied on Lapmaster to solve the most challenging precision surfacing problems. With over 60 years of experience, Lapmaster has a proven history of successfully developing cost effective processing solutions for virtually any application requiring precision sizing, flatness, parallelism, roundness, straightness, or surface finish. Lapmaster serves the Fine Grinding, Advanced Materials, Precision Optics, Bore Honing and Finishing, Lapping/Polishing and Metallographic markets through an expanding network of sales and services offices located throughout the world. Sales and technical service is available either through local Lapmaster Sales Representative or through our main Sales and Technical Services Centers located in Mount Prospect, IL, Plymouth, UK, Chennai, India, Tokyo, Japan and Shenyang, China.
Competitive* Benefits Package for Full Time employees: *

  • 401(k) with Matching
  • Medical Insurance (Company contribution for Dependents)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life & AD&D
  • Vacation, Sick, Holidays
  • EAP

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO)
It is the policy at Lapmaster International to provide equal employment opportunities and affirmative action to all qualified individuals. All personnel actions, including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion of persons in all job titles, are administered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran or disability status, and all employment decisions are based solely on valid job requirements. In addition, employees and applicants are protected from harassment, threats, coercion, intimidation, or discrimination
EEO is the Law (English)
Recruiter Policy:
Lapmaster International, LLC (aka Precision Surfacing Solutions) the Company has an internal recruiting function. The Company may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters (Agency). Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact employees of the Company directly in an attempt to present candidates. The Companys policy is for the internal recruiting team or other authorized personnel to present ALL candidates to hiring managers. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Lapmaster International, LLC from a third party, such as an Agency, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Company mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Company employees, or to the resume database will be considered Company property. Lapmaster International LLC, will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Lapmaster International LLC, will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees.
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Job Type: Full-time