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Mould / Machine Shop Manager

1131 Arnold Street, United States | Chicago Heights | Full-time

Job Description

The Manager, Machine Shop, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Machine Shop. Responsibilities include direct supervision of technical and administrative staff. The Manager will maintain a culture of safety in all areas and plan for and implement measures that continuously improve the quality and efficiency of operations. The Manager should have a sense of ownership and will willing to adapt schedules to match deliverables and responsibilities of the position.


  • Oversees the recruitment, evaluation, performance management, promotion, professional development, and retention of all technical and administrative staff
  • Ensures resources are utilized to provide high level of client service to stakeholders.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings at least once per month or more frequently as needed
  • Fosters an environment of integrity, cooperation, and exceptional client service
  • Investigates, recommends, and implements new technologies and initiatives to improve client service and enhance safety
  • Coordinates mold equipment, samples, new products, and improved mold design.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of hourly associates engaged in the maintenance, production, and project work in mold repair. Maintains order, discipline, and control of the mold shop facility, equipment and personnel. Develop maintenance plans and activities to ensure meeting production requirements throughout the facility.
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, maintenance, and production schedules in order to meet customer requirements. Set all daily, monthly, preventative maintenance checks.
  • Plan and establish maintenance schedules, assignments, to meet production sequences to meet daily goals.
  • Order/Inspect parts, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Determine best problem solving solution.
  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment and train associates as necessary.
  • Ensure all associates adhere to maintenance, production, and processing standards.
  • Monitor work order system, parts inventory, using SAP, and other systems.
  • Responsible for developing operating budget and managing variable cost spend (labor, tooling, and purchases) to meet budget
  • Produce products that meet customer expectations by formulating and enforcing good production practices
  • Ensure that organization activities and Machine Shop operations are in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and OSHA
  • Understand, administer and enforce all corporate and plant safety and compliance rules to employees under direct supervision
  • Utilize lockout/tagout as required and ensure employees are following all procedures as specified
  • Monitor and ensure employees have a safe work environment
  • Directs the work in the shop with all resources available to maintain and improve the quality of the mold equipment for the forming department’s use.
  • Assists the forming department with problems related to the mold equipment.


  • Minimum of Associate Degree in Engineering or Business, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 yrs. working in a high speed manufacturing environment as a mold repair/maintenance manager.
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production equipment and processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Strong background metal machining and glass process.
  • Administrative and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, employee relations, leadership techniques, in the coordination of people and resources.
  • Mechanical: Knowledge of machines, molds, including their designs, use, repair, and maintenance.
  • CAD experience for drawing updates and/or understanding of the functionality in CAD to maneuver around.
  • Lean background in SMED and VSM for process flow of the mold designs and understanding of concepts.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharmaceutics, biotech, healthcare, and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging solutions and drug delivery systems. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence and concentration on quality and customer focus. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 11,000 employees and generated annual revenues in 2022 of EUR 1.8bn. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

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